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New Landscape Body

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by patriottruck, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. patriottruck

    patriottruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We are coming out with a new landscape flatbed this summer. If any Lawnsite members have any suggestions or would like to inquire about pricing and availability please respond to this post. I am in the process of setting production options and prices now. There are other bodies on the market currently but ours are quite a bit sturdier structurally than what is available. By the way, we are a Lawnsite sponsor. Thanks for taking a peak and I look forward to your input.





    Patriot Truck Equipment
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I have a landscape body and what we find handy is the sides on the deck fold down for hauling pallets of whatever, curious as why the sides are so tall. looks well made.
  3. patriottruck

    patriottruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We normally build these with 12" fold downs but this particular customer wanted his sides higher. I agree though that the fold downs or removable sides are a good choice.
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I can't tell from the pics, is there a trailer hitch receiver in the back. Even thought that truck likely wouldn't pull a trailer I would want one anyway. I hope the tail lights are rubber mounted to take the dropping. Under belly tool boxes would be a nice option and would be a handier spot for fuel jugs especially at filling time. Maybe even one of the sections could swing open to remove jugs to refill.
  5. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Patriot, Can u make a bed for an 88 yota 4x4? Building a light,fast minihauler. (only got 50,000 on it) needs new bed of course. Maybee timbrens on the rear also.
  6. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    looks like the dovetail might be to steep for some mowers did you guys test it out, i like the high sides nothing will fly out
  7. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I also like the high sides, although I didnt see any equipment racks or are they comming later?
  8. patriottruck

    patriottruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We can make these to fit any truck or chassis but because of the re-inforcing required for the ramp, it is necessary to have the truck for measurement unless it is a new cab and chassis that we have specs for. There are no options like trimmer racks or tool cribs in these photos but they were added later by the owner. In addition to this model we are also planning an aluminum version. We have also modified many existing bodies and added a ramp and gate package.

    landscape ramp.jpg

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