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Convert pickup to flatbed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Smitty58, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I'm thinking about converting my truck to a flatbed. I know there are a couple people here who have done this ,but what are the pros and cons of doing this. I've looked at stock beds and talked to a fabricator about building one. Before I pull the trigger on this I'd like to hear some of your thoughts.

    Truck is a 05 F-350 SRW
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Go with a prefab body on a SRW to save weight on your overall GVW. A fabricator will build it overkill and you loose weight hauling capacity. Put a hoist under it while your at it, makes life much easier.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I would probably go with a aluminum bed it will save some weight and probably be cheaper. Plus aluminum is maintenace free no painting to deal with.
  4. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    I personally like the Bradford Built flatbeds, lots of them around here. I don't know how easy it would be to put a hoist under one though, I wish at least one of my flatbeds had a hoist.

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