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Greg's Lawn Care
07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
I am trying to equip my pick up truck to be the most benefitting to carry tools and equipment. Anyone have any advice or recommendations? I just have the bed of my pick up truck. I don't have a trailer.

I would really appreciate it if some people posted some pictures.

Thanks

Apex Lawn & Landscape
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.

Greg's Lawn Care
07-24-2012, 11:52 PM
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.

Thanks! Checking out those websites now.

wat5150
07-25-2012, 07:55 AM
Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.

Agreed. I cant stand truck caps. They do keep things under cover but they pretty much take away any significant use of your bed(such as hauling mulch,loam,small tree,branch removal,etc) Plus I just hate the way they look on a truck. Just my opinion.

Johnny_boy02
07-25-2012, 05:41 PM
I have my truck set up like this for days I dont want to use the trailer.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303962.jpg

Hedgemaster
07-25-2012, 06:00 PM
I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.

I mean 85% of the time, I don't use my trailer, but I put the mower on a cargo carrier on the back of the truck - the bed is for all my other crap. I wouldn't know what to do if I had to fit a mower in there as well. I guess I'd have to scale back on what I take with me daily.

After 2 seasons of this, I have no desire to remove my cap either.
Any work I need that much room for I just use the trailer. The only drawback I've come across is doing medium sized cleanups in "city" areas where there is no room to park anywhere with a trailer and with the cap and my equipment in the bed, there's no real room left for debris. THOSE places are where a truck without a cap is ideal.

I'm honestly surprised I don't see anyone else using the cargo carriers. If I had to pick up an 85 lb mower twenty times a day, or use standard ramps, I'd find another line of work.
I get a TON of questions about mine from people when I'm out working.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/Toro%20Super%20Recycler%202/20120714_193632.jpg



Here's the only shot I have of the "inside". I built the shelf to make getting out the trimmer a bit easier. (open cap widow and it's "right there", no need to bend/lift it over the tailgate)

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193532.jpg

Grass Doctor
07-27-2012, 01:46 PM
http://www.gopherforum.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=573

http://www.gopherforum.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=570

http://www.gopherforum.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=576

Steve
07-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Grass Doctor,

How do you lower your equipment? Is there a ramp or do you manually lift it up and/or remove the equipment?

CHEESE2009
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
http://www.gopherforum.com/picture.php?albumid=123&pictureid=570


Most terrifying thing I have ever seen.

You've got balls.

How does this work???!?!?!

CHEESE2009
07-30-2012, 02:20 PM
I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.


As you said before, you and me are the only ones with bed caps. LOL.

Good protection for storing light hand-tools only, like blowers and stuff.

Greg's Lawn Care
07-30-2012, 02:45 PM
I have my truck set up like this for days I dont want to use the trailer.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303962.jpg

Where did you find the attachments to carry your edgers?

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-30-2012, 03:11 PM
Most terrifying thing I have ever seen.

You've got balls.

How does this work???!?!?!

he does... That ZTR must be light. I drove mine onto the bed once and it bent the tailgate.

Johnny_boy02
07-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Where did you find the attachments to carry your edgers?

http://www.junglejimsap.com/

Grass Doctor
07-31-2012, 12:37 AM
Grass Doctor,

How do you lower your equipment? Is there a ramp or do you manually lift it up and/or remove the equipment?

i have 4 set up ramps that i just slice under need the rider, the bed extenders comes out easy, i just upload and unload the riding mower riding the damm thing up ad down, i don't unload the rider on every :eek: house just where i have i have more that 4 customers in a row other wise i use my Honda,s we are talking of 1/4 acre homes so not big deal i use this system today while the help was doing one house i was doing next door with the rider pretty cool.

one thing there have to be some one in the top of the truck bed to pull the rider down with a strap otherwise the damm thing will flip over as u already now all the weigh is in the back

Grass Doctor
07-31-2012, 12:45 AM
he does... That ZTR must be light. I drove mine onto the bed once and it bent the tailgate.

it might be, i don't know i think its, 750 pounds it a toro 2012, 42inches
i drive a ford lariat 4x4 8v 5.4 that might be reason too i don't know whats the average weigh in a riding mower, i don't even feel the focker in the back of the truck when im driving.