Not using trailer. Choices?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mclaughld, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Ant_Knee

    Ant_Knee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    A local trailer company made justmowit's beds. I just had two made for RAM 1500's with ramps.

    See if a local trailer company will custom build and have them bolt it to the frame.
  2. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Thanks for the info Ant_Knee.

    What type of elements did you add to your truck bodies?
    Did you use dovetails? How long are the truck bodies?
    If you don't mind sharing, How much $ did they set you back?
  3. Ant_Knee

    Ant_Knee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    yes dovetailed, I can't remember how long the ramps are but nothing outrageously long.

    One side with double trimmer rack and a lockable box in the front of the bed...most others were having them built without the lockable box but I figured why not have the added security.

    The bodies are not that long. My trucks are not long beds.


    $1400 for compact trucks.


  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Damn, that sounds pretty reasonable. Have any pics of yours? I've seen the pic of justmowits, I'd like to see one on a fullsize truck.
  5. Ant_Knee

    Ant_Knee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I don't have any pictures taken yet. I will take some and post them.
  6. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Thanks, I would like to see pictures on a full size truck as well.
  7. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 249

    do like to walk around and not have back pain. If so buy yourself a trailer.
  8. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Jerry and Sons

    Could you elaborate please?
    Other than a potentially steeper ramp angle, loading and unloading of equipment (if minimal) should not be that much different between a trailer or a customized lawn truck. Or, maybe it is?
  9. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    To carry your mower, try a cargo carrier that folds up when not in use. That is what i use when I only need my 21" during the day.
    I purchased a regular carrier then ordered a foldable hitch so when I need to pull the trailer I can fold up the carrier and tow the 16 footer!
  10. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    You can buy 5x10 trailer for under $800 and it come with ramp !

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