Recent Topics
Hail damage means newer vehicle time!
by ZZman
06/20/18 03:39 PM
Trouble with Grease Gun
by tc1446
06/20/18 02:30 PM
Toyota brand conventional (TGMO)
by Jaha24k
06/20/18 01:45 PM
Any synthetic oil rebates currently or soon?
by 07Piloteer
06/20/18 01:32 PM
2018 Hyundai elantra motor oil
by kapama
06/20/18 01:00 PM
SN Plus on shelves
by 03s
06/20/18 12:23 PM
Group 90 Battery - 45 vs 60aH rating
by The Critic
06/20/18 12:19 PM
Tire on Church 15 Passenger Van
by Gebo
06/20/18 11:58 AM
Battery Disconnect Switch?
by Pike51
06/20/18 11:35 AM
03 Maxima Cam sensor questions
by LeakySeals
06/20/18 11:09 AM
Wood Fairing?? Yes, and it's beautiful!
by webfors
06/20/18 11:08 AM
2006 Prius
by Kira
06/20/18 11:06 AM
Amsoil XL 5w30, 10K OCI, 2006 Expeditition
by meborder
06/20/18 10:18 AM
Mouse Visiting Car
by Ifixyawata
06/20/18 10:07 AM
Hit a shopping cart at 30mph
by LeakySeals
06/20/18 10:00 AM
Let's Talk Bed Pillows
by LoneRanger
06/20/18 09:21 AM
Changed Speedo Gear on 700r4 Tailshaft
by Pike51
06/20/18 09:20 AM
Which do you prefer: ZL-1 Camaro or GS Corvette ?
by Mr Nice
06/20/18 08:41 AM
CVT Discussion
by Sierra048
06/20/18 08:28 AM
Can't get Unifi AP V2 to work on TDS...
by WhizkidTN
06/20/18 07:34 AM
Newest Members
nmac9, Theraven, battleman13, Shassis, Santo
65277 Registered Users
Who's Online
82 registered (28oz, A310, ag_ghost, Aero540T, ARB1977, 1998CamryCE, 11 invisible), 1706 Guests and 26 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65277 Members
67 Forums
285656 Topics
4767268 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4627337 - 01/07/18 07:14 PM Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed?
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, 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.


Edited by dogememe (01/07/18 07:16 PM)
_________________________
2007 Ford Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~124K Miles, Valvoline SynPower 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter *Daily Driver*
2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~70K Miles, Valvoline SynPower 5W-30, Wix Filter *Turo Rental Car*

Top
#4627358 - 01/07/18 07:29 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16818
Loc: 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 durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40

Top
#4627377 - 01/07/18 07:46 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12639
Loc: NE,Ohio
pass, sounds like a cluster. esp the smog in CA stuff.
_________________________
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk V6

Top
#4627388 - 01/07/18 07:54 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 1907
Loc: 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/Auto

Top
#4627403 - 01/07/18 08:02 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32632
Loc: 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.

Top
#4627428 - 01/07/18 08:16 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: eljefino]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Originally Posted By: eljefino

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


thanks, sounds like a good idea.
_________________________
2007 Ford Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~124K Miles, Valvoline SynPower 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter *Daily Driver*
2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~70K Miles, Valvoline SynPower 5W-30, Wix Filter *Turo Rental Car*

Top
#4627569 - 01/07/18 09:51 PM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
jhellwig Offline


Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 1540
Loc: 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
2008 Chevy Suburban 5.3
1983 Chevy K5 350

Top
#4627652 - 01/08/18 12:02 AM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3693
Loc: Utah
No...you won't be able to register it.

Top
#4627736 - 01/08/18 05:18 AM Re: Ford Bucket Truck to Flatbed? [Re: dogememe]
skyactiv Online   content


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest

_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top