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Need a new bed for our maintenance f350, Which one?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by andersman02, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    The deal is we have a 2001 f350 SRW that is currently a tank (fertilizer) truck. We have no longer need this truck for fertilizing and are going to convert it to the mow crew truck to take the place of our newer/nicer 2009 f350. We need to get a hitch and electric brake controller installed. Also we need to get a new bed for it as this one is nearly rusted through (salt from fert)

    My question is what kind of bed would you recommend getting for this truck? Our current equipment maint/landscape is a f550 dump, 09 f350 xlt, skid steer, 18' duck tail (have been using for mow crew + skid when needed), 14' mowin trailer, 14' enclosed landscape trailer

    We were thinking of 3 different things, aluminum dump, stake bed, regular 8ft bed

    This truck will be used almost exclusively for the mowing and maintenance crew (shrub trimming) but also for light duty hauling of materials (mulch and trimmings), i did the math and it looks like we will be able to LEGALLY haul around 2 tons w/ an aluminum dump

    Would it be worth to get the dump body? We have a seperate install and maint crew also.
  2. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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