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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jgibbons, Nov 10, 2010.
Why do you want a utility body? What will you be using it for?
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Dude if I knew you were looking for a utility body a few days earlier I would have had one for you. I just bought a truck and got ride of the utility body. If my mechanic didnt scrap it yet I will see if I can grab it. It was in decent shape too.
Do not get a utility body!!!
I had one on my old truck, it was a Stahl service body on a GMC truck. I had to completely redo the service body after I bought the truck. It needed a new floor, floor supports, 4 floors for the side cabinets, rust holes patched up on the doors. I also sprayed the bed and step bumper fully with Line-x and painted the underside of the whole bed with a black undercoat paint. The whole body was repainted professionally too. I spent nearly $3500 getting it looking dang near new.
After about 3.5 years the box was starting to rust and could have definately used some touch up work. It didn't take long for that body to start rusting and be needing some repairs.
If you want the storage capabilities of a service body, just use a regular pick-up bed and install a full assortment of tool boxes from a company like Weather Guard.
....just my two cents.
buy a good service body and you will be fine
I have been looking at numerour different trucks with utility bodies and the only thing that I noticed on every single truck was the rust. Every utility body had rust in it, some worse then others. Might just stick with the tool boxes in the bed.
Here are some recent pics of the past snow storm. It is a local Bed and Breakfast. New to us Skid Steer LS170. Sold the CASE, we needed something bigger.
Looks like you cold use a small v-box on the Ford. That would be tough to be constantly filling that little spreader.
Looks good though. Do you have a lot of commercial snow control?
New Holland Skid Steers are pretty nice. I like the controls too. Do you still have that dump insert for sale?
i like that skid thats the one i want,, how much did that set you back? what you looking to add for next season with equipment.
Looks great,love the New Holland its nice.