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Two Space Savers in a long box?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JoJo1990, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. JoJo1990

    JoJo1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    Does anyone know if you can fit two space saver 200 gallon skids in the back of a long box pickup?
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    they should fit.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen a F 350 Truck with two Space savers in it. I am thinking they might weight around 2 ton or better full.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,708

    Ric is right--the weight is a problem. Plus there may be a few problems with access to filters, change the oil, fill the gas, change the diaphragms...just the water is 834 pounds per hundred gallons. 3336 lbs just for the water.

    If you hear four big bangs--its the tires.
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,994

    Two 200 Gallons skids on a 14,500 cab over flat bed yes.
    On a regular pick up. NO!

    If you do not hear four bangs, listen for scraping and watch for sparks from the underside of the truck and bumper scraping down the road. Also watch for blue lights. Unsafe load.
  6. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
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  7. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 217

    I have one truck built up with bags etc. Flat bed and 300 gals to skids. Its pushing it
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  8. JoJo1990

    JoJo1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I should have mentioned it's a 1 ton dually with a 10' flatbed (they also have the regular box it came with). I can't find many specs on the flatbed rating itself but it was made to haul landscape rock. From what I'm reading it appears it falls within the trucks payload rating by about 500 pounds (after water and skid weight). I'm thinking an F-450 or 4500 is the better route but I appreciate your input.

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