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Stake beds
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Mark    Posted 02-17-2004 at 22:01:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 12' stake body truck. I bought it a while back, but it did not come with any stake racks. I need sides on it soon to haul manure this spring. I'm not about to by new stakes for it because new stakes would cost more than the truck did,i have bean looking for used ones but so far havent seen any. My questian is would building them out of wood work. Would it hold up with moving manure and dirt around?

Jim in michigan    Posted 02-18-2004 at 07:10:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We bought a old chevy truck with a flat dump bed on it for 75 bucks,,I bought 2 2x12's the length of the bed,,made wood stakes and fastened the 2x10's to the stakes with galvinized nails, It works great I can haul a huge load on it with no problems,,I used treated lumber,. but you wouldnt have to,,it just would last as long is all..The lumber cost me almost as much as the trcuk,, but I feel it was worth it..Jim

deadcarp    Posted 02-18-2004 at 05:48:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, just size and locate the stakes into the stake pockets, use 2" planks inside them, galvanized nails and go up to maybe 2 feet high.
you'll get a lot nicer load.

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