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Old 10-17-2018, 07:57 PM   #41
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you do actually need a dually to haul large weight if you dont want a fine
maybe I have a different definition of large weight though

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Old 10-17-2018, 11:09 PM   #42
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you do actually need a dually to haul large weight if you dont want a fine
maybe I have a different definition of large weight though

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Iíve decided to go with a dually, I want to put my 1500 lbs mini skid plus attachments(forks, auger, 12Ē bit,9Ē bit concrete mixer) on the deck and still pull a trailer. I think that would be to much for a SRW

Now the problem is finding a truck. Not a lot of dually flat decks in my area under $20g
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Iíve decided to go with a dually, I want to put my 1500 lbs mini skid plus attachments(forks, auger, 12Ē bit,9Ē bit concrete mixer) on the deck and still pull a trailer. I think that would be to much for a SRW

Now the problem is finding a truck. Not a lot of dually flat decks in my area under $20g
Buy a CC.
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Buy a CC.


Iím assuming you mean a cab and chassis. The ford dealer in town has one that I took for a test drive.

Not sure how I feel about spending that kinda cash on a truck Iím going to abuse and get dirty
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Iím assuming you mean a cab and chassis. The ford dealer in town has one that I took for a test drive.

Not sure how I feel about spending that kinda cash on a truck Iím going to abuse and get dirty
I dunno about you but a vehicle is one of my most important assets...I'd rather have something reliable regardless of what kind of work it has to do.

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A SRW could do it, but it would be hard use. Dually would be way better. Canít you put all the accessories on the trailer with the machine?
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I went through several iterations and trailers before this. Bought a F450 crew CC and had a Redding 12í stake body dump on. 2 4í under bed boxes. After awhile, I removed stakes and added 2 rows of aluminum side boxes. So 32í of tool storage. 100 gal diesel tank at bulkhead still leaves 8íx4íish for whatever. Can get 2 pallets back there. Had them install integrated rack front/back



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I dunno about you but a vehicle is one of my most important assets...I'd rather have something reliable regardless of what kind of work it has to do.

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I agree, though Itís always hard putting a new or newer truck to work and getting a banged up or scratched for the first time.

2 days after I bought my new 2500 HD from the dealer I took it to my storage yard and said to myself, letís get this over with and threw a chain in the bed, I bought it to work and make money with




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I bought my F150 with 160,000km on it. Other than one radiator leak and a dead battery itís has never missed a day of work. I think Iíve spent $1500 on repairs in 100,000 km.
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A SRW could do it, but it would be hard use. Dually would be way better. Canít you put all the accessories on the trailer with the machine?


I can for sure put the machine and accessories in my dump trailer. However for deck and fences the second trailer becomes a pain.

I also like to fill the dump trailer over a few jobs to make the trip to the dump more cost effective. Hard to due if I need it to haul the machine.
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My .02 cents.

I have a flatbed with boxes. I sold a crew cab long bed pickup, and bought it.

It's a little small, but a thousand times better than a pickup. I've worked out of service bodies a lot, and now, I could never go back to a pickup.

I carry a lot of stuff. A lot.

My next hopefully will be a 12' Scelzi Combo body on a Ram 5500. I can't stand automatic transmissions, and Dodge is the only one making a stick.

And it's got a Cummins.

Personally, I think you'll be very happy with a flatbed. Or service body. They are so easy to work out of. Even a flatbed is easy if you get low rails for it, like mine.


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My pick up life is just about over, I'm trying to hash out a deal on a cab over.
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My pick up life is just about over, I'm trying to hash out a deal on a cab over.
Box truck, like Isuzu NPR type?
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Box truck, like Isuzu NPR type?
Bingo, but you could also outfit one with a service body.
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Bingo, but you could also outfit one with a service body.
Are you looking at doing a van box, or service body?
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Are you looking at doing a van box, or service body?
Van body, I kicked around the idea of a custom service body but it's too much. A decent van body alone is 10-12k. I need mostly enclosed secure space.

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Van body, I kicked around the idea of a custom service body but it's too much. A decent van body alone is 10-12k. I need mostly enclosed secure space.

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you may get tired of climbing up in the back, see about a side door with steps up

http://www.msvehicles.com/vehicles/s...k-w-side-door/
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you may get tired of climbing up in the back, see about a side door with steps up

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That's neat, but I'm not overly concerned with a couple steps at the back and I'll add a pull out ramp. I worked out of a box truck for years, this time I want a cab over to keep the entire thing a little shorter with a tighter turning radius.
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You going for 4wd inner? Youíll miss it if you donít.
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You going for 4wd inner? Youíll miss it if you donít.
Yes sir.

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