Recent Topics
Diesel engines and emissions
by spasm3. 12/16/18 03:31 PM
Experiment time
by 53' Stude. 12/16/18 02:52 PM
2019 2.7L EB - Edge ST & Catch Can
by -SyN-. 12/16/18 02:51 PM
15 Grand Caravan
by zrxkawboy. 12/16/18 02:18 PM
Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 at walmart.com
by Irishman. 12/16/18 11:08 AM
pcv cleaning
by macdole99. 12/16/18 10:39 AM
Solar lights that last all night
by Snagglefoot. 12/16/18 09:20 AM
Things Santa might say......
by ZZman. 12/16/18 08:24 AM
ULTRA-POWER 57082
by ET16. 12/16/18 06:56 AM
No collision totaled vehicle
by madRiver. 12/16/18 06:32 AM
Brightest backup light for my daughters car?
by BobsArmory. 12/16/18 06:26 AM
M1 0W20 EP Good To At Least 10K Miles ?
by ChrisD46. 12/16/18 03:29 AM
Gift for young Army Cadet
by Snagglefoot. 12/16/18 12:33 AM
Instacart Grocery Delivery
by dogememe. 12/16/18 12:26 AM
Newest Members
Cpcz9382, PPWarrior, Robwashere4oil, saleen367, Rickeagle
66696 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
100 registered members (71Chevyguy, 2004tdigls, 69Torino, -SyN-, 240_Ed, 1foxracing, 8 invisible), 2,196 guests, and 42 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,149
Posts4,928,736
Members66,696
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? #4627337
01/07/18 07:14 PM
01/07/18 07:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,452
San Rafael, CA
dogememe Offline OP
dogememe  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,452
San Rafael, CA
A friend has a 2000-ish F550 bucket truck, perhaps selling it. If I can get a good deal on it how hard would it be to convert it to a flatbed truck? It's a 7.3 powerstroke duallie. I mean, I like the service body but the bucket is so huge it's a pain in the you know what. It doesn't fit through 90% of all drivethrus lol.

My biggest concern is the bucket thing has a pto, is this seperate or part of the transmission or what?

I'd hope that I could sell the whole bucket/utility body off the truck and then just find a flatbed to put on it with that money or have something simple fabricated.

Other problem is it's got all the emissions [censored] removed, idk if i can even register it in Cali. I think he registered it as a commercial vehicle in another state to avoid smogging it.

Last edited by dogememe; 01/07/18 07:16 PM.

2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~91K Miles: AMSOIL SS 5W-30, AMSOIL SS FE ATF.
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30, AMSOIL OE MV ATF.
AMSOIL
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627358
01/07/18 07:29 PM
01/07/18 07:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,834
Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
Chris142  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,834
Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Most of the newer pto's have a belt mounted pump with an electric clutch like a ac compressor. I have not seen a trans mounted pto in many years.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627377
01/07/18 07:46 PM
01/07/18 07:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,144
NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
Rand  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,144
NE,Ohio
pass, sounds like a cluster. esp the smog in CA stuff.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627388
01/07/18 07:54 PM
01/07/18 07:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,453
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline
clinebarger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,453
Fort Worth, Texas
If the PTO is ran off the transmission.....Just remove the PTO & install a PTO block-off cover which are readily available.

Medium Duty trucks are great when making you money. They suck as daily drivers! Dealing with 19.5" tires alone is a deal breaker for me.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627403
01/07/18 08:02 PM
01/07/18 08:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 33,586
ME
eljefino Offline
eljefino  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 33,586
ME
Who would buy a used bucket then install it on "whatever"? There's a chance the whole rig would have to be certified by someone who knows what they're doing for OSHA/insurance reasons.

Let your friend sell this rig to some tree service people or whatever.

Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: eljefino] #4627428
01/07/18 08:16 PM
01/07/18 08:16 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,452
San Rafael, CA
dogememe Offline OP
dogememe  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,452
San Rafael, CA
Originally Posted By: eljefino

Let your friend sell this rig to some tree service people or whatever.


thanks, sounds like a good idea.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~91K Miles: AMSOIL SS 5W-30, AMSOIL SS FE ATF.
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30, AMSOIL OE MV ATF.
AMSOIL
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627569
01/07/18 09:51 PM
01/07/18 09:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,811
Ottumwa, Iowa
jhellwig Offline
jhellwig  Offline
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,811
Ottumwa, Iowa
It is worth far more as a bucket truck than a chassis.


Sparks fly from my fingers.

1995 Chevy K2500 Suburban lt 5.7
2014 Toyota Sienna
1983 Chevy K5 350
Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627652
01/08/18 12:02 AM
01/08/18 12:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,047
Utah
CKN Offline
CKN  Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,047
Utah
No...you won't be able to register it.

Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe] #4627736
01/08/18 05:18 AM
01/08/18 05:18 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,041
The Midwest
skyactiv Online content
skyactiv  Online Content
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,041
The Midwest



Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™