Small P/U's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blankenshiplawncare, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. blankenshiplawncare

    blankenshiplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Does anyone besides TJ use converted small p/u's for residential accounts? I have given it some thought. I have a few too many residential accounts that I am having a problem getting my trailer parked at. I like these accounts and will probably get many more based on my business model. Any input would be appreciated.

  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    i can fit my 48" mower in the back of my pickup. i did that for a few months before i got a trailer. the only issue was i needed to leave the tailgate down due to its size. either setup is fine, but i prefer the trailer.
  3. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I used to have a Nissan long bed. I made a platform,

    2-2x6 1 on each side 4-2x4 across equally spaced and 3/4

    plywood deck. 2-2x12 ramps that fit under deck. I made a small ramp from deck to tailgate and hinge plates were

    used to hold small ramp to deck and ramps to small ramp.

    My 52 Lesco fit in the back. also a trim mower or sulky.

    The pockets on the sides were perfect to hold gas cans

  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I've never used one, but once i saw a guy with a old toyota that had been converted. The box was off it, and he had fabricated a metal flatbed with a gate on it similar to that of a landscape signature. It looked like it would work out good. You probably could fit two walkbehinds on it or a ZTR and a 21" It would probably get real good fuel economy as well.
  5. eXtreme Lawns XLS

    eXtreme Lawns XLS Banned
    Messages: 17

    we have 2 1994 isizui puckups with 5 speed 4 cylinders that we converted in 2002 and we haul a walker mower and a 32" wbh on one and a ferris 5000z onthe other have W.E racks and storage on both .............we just installed 1/2 ton springs on rear to help on the load bed length on both is 7' flat with 3' drop ......scaled down Landscape beds
  6. blankenshiplawncare

    blankenshiplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    That sounds really cool. Do you have any pictures of the on the site?

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