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Flatbed on a shortbed?
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:09:26 AM »
I have an 06 f350, single wheel. It has the extended cab and is a shortbed. I have managed to beat the tar out of the box as I actually use my truck the way the Lord intended. It is splayed from hauling round bales, dented by overzealous cows at feeding time, and dinged from sliding into various intrusive objects being in the wrong place while trying to get unstuck. You know, a farm truck.

Does anybody know if i can put a flatbed on this? DO they make them for shortbeds? Will a regular flatbed work?

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 11:18:51 AM »
Personally i wouldnt put a flat on a single wheel truck, but if thats what you want you could make it work.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 11:34:21 AM »
its been done before, you just have to look around to find one or maybe even make your own.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 11:39:28 AM »
We had a longbox for 11 years and I always said we would NEVER get a shortbox. Then it came time to look for a truck and we were lucky enough that a salesman gave my wife the one longbox they had to bring home for me to see before they brought in one that we wanted(color, tramsmission etc). They had to move 3 other vehicles to get it out from where it was but Kim brought it home anyway. We parked it beside the old longbox and it just said OH! We make the decision that night to try a shortbox and can count on one hand the number of times I wish it was a longbox.  We pull a 29ft flatbed to haul hay and whatever else once in a while and a 20 ft stock trailer and it works fine. Would have to really be sleeping to take out back of the cab though I have heard of it happening. As far as a dually if you dont need it to be legal for weight wise why would you get one??? Harder to get around and 2 more tires to replace all the time.  Maybe state laws are different but here we are allowed to pull twice the GVW of the truck. That gives us 21 200lbs and a dually would only give aprox 2000lbs more if I recall correctly. Maybe more hauling hay on back roads!!LOL
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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 11:49:51 AM »
 Bradford make a nice flatbed for shortboxes, there are alot of them out there.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 11:54:30 AM »
Yes you dan most deffinatly buy a shortbed flat bed. We have a 97 F-250, 2000 F-250, 2008 Dodge 3500, and a 2010 F-350 all shortbeds, all singles wheels. However I do suggest if you have the money get a CM bed with sideskirts, other wise they look goofy with out the side skirts, and a single wheel.

DLC-good point on the bradford bed, the neighbors put one on their extended cab ford and it looks pretty good.
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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 02:03:10 PM »
There is a guy down the rd that has the same exact truck as you, and he has a Hillsboro on it and it looks pretty good.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 02:48:16 PM »
Just put a Hillsboro flatbed on an 08 Chevy single wheel, no bed skirts, looks fine.  Also have a DMF flatbed on another truck, trust me, spend the extra money to get the Hillsboro, 10X nicer than the DMF.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 03:04:06 PM »
I like my bradford built bed on my dually, they do make a single wheel bed to that seems pretty nice!
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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 03:15:11 PM »
Recently put a flatbed with hay spears on my Dodge 2500 Megacab. Love it. Single tires. Looks and works great. Now, if I had $2,000 more, i would have bought a CM brand flatbed, but mine is OK and only cost $3950.00 installed.

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 06:31:07 PM »
You can also extend the studs and easily make it a dually-with a flat to match. Its alot handier manuevering a trailer with that short wheelbase O0

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 07:13:28 PM »

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2010, 08:20:26 PM »
wow, this one looks cool.-Yea-you get it factory installed and go down the road to Bucks-and break it i n O0

http://www.cmtruckbeds.com/pages/ss_al_model.html

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Re: Flatbed on a shortbed?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 11:57:39 AM »
We had a longbox for 11 years and I always said we would NEVER get a shortbox. Then it came time to look for a truck and we were lucky enough that a salesman gave my wife the one longbox they had to bring home for me to see before they brought in one that we wanted(color, tramsmission etc). They had to move 3 other vehicles to get it out from where it was but Kim brought it home anyway. We parked it beside the old longbox and it just said OH! We make the decision that night to try a shortbox and can count on one hand the number of times I wish it was a longbox.  We pull a 29ft flatbed to haul hay and whatever else once in a while and a 20 ft stock trailer and it works fine. Would have to really be sleeping to take out back of the cab though I have heard of it happening. As far as a dually if you dont need it to be legal for weight wise why would you get one??? Harder to get around and 2 more tires to replace all the time.  Maybe state laws are different but here we are allowed to pull twice the GVW of the truck. That gives us 21 200lbs and a dually would only give aprox 2000lbs more if I recall correctly. Maybe more hauling hay on back roads!!LOL
We switched to mostly dually's the last few years because we are starting to pull bigger trailers. The biggest thing i notice is the stabability when driving. They don't have that side to side sway when you are pulling a 8x30ft. stock trailer.
I cut hay, I rake hay, I bale hay, I stack the hay, I move the hay, I feed the hay to cows.

 

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