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Set-Up for an F150

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by keeman, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. keeman

    keeman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Running strictly out of my truck this season and trying to get some ideas for setups such as ramps, racks, etc> Any good ideas, advice or pics of yours to help me out? Right now I use two 2x10s for ramps, may go with some folding ramps for space. Also thinking about attaching a rack to the side of the bed for the trimmers to keep the bed free.
     
  2. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 269

    Did you come up with any ideas? I'm thinking of something similar.
     
  3. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    You can find a used 6x10 trailer for ~$500. You'll make WAY more money over the course of a year just hauling off random stuff.
     
  4. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    I ran out of an F150 last year. It sucked, I bought a trailer this year. I used curved alum ramps that did not fold with the F150. I did not use any racks. Everything had its place in the bed around the mowers. Had to make two trips if I had heavy clippings that I bagged. I agree with Yater.
     
  5. TONTAGE

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 193

    if you do end up buying ramps,make sure they are not too short like mine are as they will be very steep.if you can afford a trailer i would go for it
     
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

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    Don't try a walk behind mower hydro or belt it doesn't matter they suck going up ramps hard. It isn't bad at all running out of the truck. Below is my daily setup when I a need for a variety of mowers.
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  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Those are Craftsman ramps just the cheap steel ones for 99 bucks. I'd recommend getting the aluminum ones for 150ish; much lighter and wider.
     
  8. TONTAGE

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 193


    what size trailer?what size engine in the F-150? 4.6?
     
  9. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Search safe t ramp on the internet. It is a long, foldable ramp that fits into your receiver hitch; it would make the ramp less steep and eliminate wasted time loading and unloading ramps.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Why outsmart yourself, get a trailer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010

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