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UTV Bed #7816186 04/23/20 04:43 AM
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We have been talking about this project for years but we never have made the time to do it until now. Originally the plan was aluminum, but the ‘roni had different plans for us and got our big aluminum order held up so we went with steel. This bed is going on my own ranger, the main use for it is more ranch work than hunting. But, we’re going to try and do it to handle both tasks well. The specs on it so far are:

1.5” 14Ga frame work
14 Ga floor plate for deck/skirts/tailboard

This one will have a 11”x18”x60” toolbox across the front with access on the driver/passenger side to different compartments. Driver side will have multiple slide out drawers for hand tools. The passenger side will be about 36” deep and we’re thinking we will go with a large tray that slides out to hold a variety of things. There will be flush mount LED’s on the tailboard to light everything up, and on top of the toolbox we’re planning on a winch and some form of a headache rack with lights in it as well. On the deck we plan on putting some mounts in that will accept the Polaris lock-n-ride plugs, so that we can add accessories later on. Other than that I’m not sure which direction we will be going. I’ve got some ideas in my head but I haven’t thought them through completely so we will just have to see.

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There are 5 points of contact for the mounts. With the permanent toolbox up front I opted not to keep the dumping feature. I have never used it for anything except cleaning out the bed anyways. There also will be a receiver on the tailboard for hitches and road feeders.

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As she sits right here - 175.7 lbs. not terrible, but we will be adding some S3 springs to it to help with the added weight.

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Re: UTV Bed [Re: Ramball36] #7816201 04/23/20 05:47 AM
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wow -nice job

Re: UTV Bed [Re: Ramball36] #7816377 04/23/20 01:30 PM
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If you delete the dump feature, how will you access the engine compartment?

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
If you delete the dump feature, how will you access the engine compartment?


We battled back and forth on this. Air filter you can get to just fine. We discussed doing a trap door to get to the head to add oil, but the toolbox is going to be right in the way. We decided to leave it as is, we will take 5 bolts off and then 2 guys can lift it off. I just really wanted a functioning receiver on the tailboard, and that couldn’t happen without reinforcing it down to the original receiver which ruins the thought of a dump bed

On the ones we build without the box up front they will be able to dump. They just may not have a receiver on the tailboard that can hold anything but a road feeder.

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