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My Custom Built Rig.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Poopy Shoe, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Poopy Shoe

    Poopy Shoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my 2008 GMC W3500. It has a 6.0L gas engine. I bought it new as a cab and chassis and drove it home, then got down to work.

    I'm particularly proud of the fact that I designed and built the deck myself.

    I wanted to have all my stuff on board with me. I wanted easy to handle ramps and I wanted to use it on weekends to get my race car to the track. It fits the bill nicely.

    It is fifteen feet shorter going down the road than my 1/2 ton and trailer was. That is important here because I have to take a ferry to and from the community where I live. It's $7.00 per foot it you are over 20 ft. I come in at 22 ft. so I can live with that.

    It sets me apart from my competition and so far, I think that's a good thing.

  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,586

    Great rig man. I'd love that for hardscapes with a toro dingo
  3. inHaliburton

    inHaliburton LawnSite Member
    from Picton
    Messages: 197

    Unique. Look great and looks very efficient. Congrats! You did a great job.
  4. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Very nice looking rig!
  5. 20/20

    20/20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Very nice, I have the w45. IMHO I believe the Isuzu npr(same as the gmc) is the best truck out there. Mine is getting on in years "98" model but still runs great and is more then happy doing a solid days work.
  6. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    That is one nice rig, I really like the ramp set-up too, I assume it's spring assisted. I love the cabover setups but was never a fan of the huge dovetails that they had, very nice man.
  7. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Did you also make the ramps?
  8. Poopy Shoe

    Poopy Shoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Thanks for the nice comments guys.

    I went to all the truck body manufactures in Vancouver. They all wanted to sell me some delivery truck style flatdeck. Only one would build my design from my blueprint and they wanted $15,000. I built the entire thing for under $2,000.

    Yes I made the ramps too. They are 2''x2''x1/8'' square tubing and the planks are 11 3/4'' Safety Tread.

    Here is a closer look.

  9. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Very nice. I think I would have turned the treads long ways for more traction if size permitted. :)
  10. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Exact same thing I was going to say. I'm sure size was the issue.

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