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Offline conc2steel

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How to convert a trailer to a truck mount?
« on: Wed February 08, 2017, 05:41:40 PM »
Folks, I've got a 1200 gallon trailer landfill hydro seeder that I'm getting ready to mount to a Chassis Frame F550.  I'm doing this to enable towing prep-equipment or supplies in one mobilization.  Additionally, for those sites that are a challenge, driving a truck without a 15' trailer is handy... especially when backing up.

Removing the axels and the tongue will be relatively simple.  My questions are:


1: Do I need to add a pair of Frame Springs similar to a Finn T330 installation?

2: Is there a requirement/recommendation on how to add additional bracing for the seeder to frame connections?   If I were to mount the seeder as is; the entire weight would be rested on 4 parts of the frame, each being about 2"X2".  Our Finn T330 pretty much hast the entire tank resting on rails that match the truck frame.

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Re: How to convert a trailer to a truck mount?
« Reply #1 on: Thu February 09, 2017, 01:11:20 PM »
When mounting a T-120 to a truck frame, a sub-frame needs to be constructed.  You can check with the Finn technical department or with a reputable company that mounts equipment.

The frames on the T-170, 280, 330 and 400 have wider frame rails.
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Re: How to convert a trailer to a truck mount?
« Reply #2 on: Wed September 09, 2020, 08:21:43 PM »
I ended up going with a local truck bed manufacturer who was able to build a bed that would work with my seeder and enable seeder removal (creating a flatbed).  Cost was around $6K.  While not an inexpensive solution, it met the requirements and allows flexibility.
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Re: How to convert a trailer to a truck mount?
« Reply #3 on: Thu September 10, 2020, 05:41:11 AM »
I am glad to hear you got that worked out   Usually it is better to get something done properly even if it costs a bit more. 
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Re: How to convert a trailer to a truck mount?
« Reply #4 on: Tue September 15, 2020, 12:36:28 PM »
If it is bolted to a bed on the truck you don't need the spring mounts
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