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Pickup Box Doubles As A Flatbed
A Montana inventor has come up with an innovative new "2-in-1" pickup box that serves as a conventional pickup box but converts quickly to a flatbed when needed.
Herb Mobley, Park City, Mont., got the idea while installing ordinary flatbeds. He hated to see the wasted space between the frame under the flatbed. "The lower storage area is at the normal pickup bed height yet the flatbed installs at normal flatbed height. We provide a bolt-on, 2-piece steel deck to form the flatbed, with each piece weighing about 150 lbs. Or you can use a section of plywood for lighter loads," says Mobley.
"A fifth wheel hitch can be attached to the lower bed. The center of gravity there is much lower than it would be on a flatbed." Models are available for several kinds of pickups and trucks. A unit designed for a 3/ 4-ton pickup sells for $1,495. The flatbed deck sells for $250.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, MD & M Ltd. & Co., Benedict Road, Park City, Mont. 59063 (ph 406 633-2522).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2