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New truck, and it's a F-O-R-D

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Randy J, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    Not a bad looking truck. Those type of beds are so handy. you can do so many things with them.
  2. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    :D :D
    Randy I will take that as a compliment.
  3. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    As well you should Paul, that's how it was intended.

    Yeah mdb, the flat bed/stake bed is what I was really looking for. I'm going to spend about $2500 and make the bed dump, and I'll have me a good work truck.

  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Thats a good looking work truck.
  5. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Thanks Bob. I really wanted something that would look good pulling up in front of a customers home, as well as function well. I think this truck will do that.

    Now you want to know what's ironic? I'm now driving a Ford, and Brickman's driving a Dodge:laugh:

  6. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    Make no mistake Paul still has a F 250 sitting in his drive way.

    At the entrance to my place it says PSD only. All others will be drove off a cliff. Enter at your own risk. So when I have to drive a One Stop Auto Hauling Dodge home, it will park out on the street. :D :D

    OK so it doesn't really say that out by the street, but it would be cool if it did. :D :D :drinkup:
  7. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Randy has come this far....:D
    Now we need to talk him into a few mods for the PSD to give it some bite.
    He'll hate us by the time he is done. ($$$$ later)
    He'll really love the PSD tho. ;) :cool: :D
  8. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    :D :D
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Well driving somebody elses truck must be nice you can drive the s*** out of it and you don't have to pay for the repairs as for the comfort of the Dodge go to a heavy truck shop and get them to install a Eldorado air ride seat. If you boss complains tell him either buy you a brandnew F-550 to drive or pay for the new seat you don't want tobe uncomfortable you could always sue the Dailmer corporation for their cheap seats screwing up your back :D

    I think Randy finally come to his senses that Ford makes a better work truck and thats why he bought one I bet when he looked at the Dodge 3500 and seen how wimpy the frame and suspension looks it was a no brainer the Ford was better :laugh:

    If you are gonna make the deck dump make sure you put a full subframe under it and if you don't mind having a doghouse in the head ache rack use a telescoping post hoist. If not you can use a scissor hoist but they don't lift that much plus you have all that extra weight of the scissor frame.

    I would also use a PTO operated hydraulic system you will be farther ahead those 12volt systems are a real battery killer to do a 12v hydraulic system properly you run a dedicated battery.

    The post hoist on my previous truck would dump 9000lbs of gravel like nothing it would probably bend the frame before it would power out. I also had a muncie pto and shaft driven hydraulic pump I could deliver gravel all day long and never had any problems.

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