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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Claremont, NC
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Opinions on Flatbed
Lookin at getting a 450 and going to put a flatbed on it. Wanting an 11 foot bed so I can haul 4 pallets at a time, plus a fuel tank and tool boxes. I'm going to use it to pull a gooseneck trailer for hauling grain, gravel, and mulch and then my flatbed trailer to haul 1000+ gallons of water to refill the sprayer. On the truck I want to be able to put the chemicals I'll use so I can have everything together. Truck and trailer will be around 15000, 4000 worth of chemicals, 8000 in water will put me at 27,000. So thats not too heavy for the truck.
I will also use the truck to haul bagged feed for customers, lumber, concrete, block, and retaining wall stone. Its going to be a multipurpose truck as well as my daily driver for the most part (still keeping mine but would rather put miles on a work truck).
I need help on decided what kind of bed to put. I like the aluminum bed because of the looks, but will they hold up to the abuse I will put on it? I have been looking at highway products, hillsboro, and cm beds. What kind of bed would you guys go with? I'm open to any opinions.
2002 F250 7.3l Powerstroke
AFE Stage 2 Intake
MBRP 4inch Turbo back exhaust straight piped
Autometer gauges z-series pyro, boost, tranny temp
PHP F.U. Chip
4 inch rough country lift, 315/75/16 mud grapplers, and procomp 1069 16x10
2011 F350 SRW CCSB KR 6.7l Powerstroke
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