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egarant

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Posted: 02/08/22 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to know how much an 8' truck bed weighs on a 2021 Ford F-350, they are made of aluminum these days.

I want to weigh that (pardon the pun) against the weight of a custom aluminum flat bed with storage boxes which the vendor estimates would weigh 1,000lbs.

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The steel bed on my dually can't be more than 500#. I imagine your aluminum unit is a bit lighter? I was shocked at how not heavy it was.


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You will save the weight of the sides but you will still need the weight for the flatbed. You can easily find the Ford specs. Weight savings is a bit less than 250#.

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Four healthy average people can easily lift the stock bed off the truck. 100lbs is a struggle for most people, so I would estimate the weight of the bed at 400lbs or less. The custom flatbed is going to weigh significantly more.


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mkirsch wrote:

Four healthy average people can easily lift the stock bed off the truck. 100lbs is a struggle for most people, so I would estimate the weight of the bed at 400lbs or less. The custom flatbed is going to weigh significantly more.



That's been my guess and I don't want to rob cargo carrying capacity from what I already have with the standard bed.

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1000# for an aluminum flatbed is rather high unless there are multiple tools boxes over and under .


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ticki2 wrote:

1000# for an aluminum flatbed is rather high unless there are multiple tools boxes over and under .


I've been quoted by Alum-line that a flatbed with boxes under and on top would weigh about 1K#'s

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egarant wrote:

ticki2 wrote:

1000# for an aluminum flatbed is rather high unless there are multiple tools boxes over and under .


I've been quoted by Alum-line that a flatbed with boxes under and on top would weigh about 1K#'s


That would qualify for multiple tool boxes , the flatbed alone would be half that weight

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Supercharged111 wrote:

The steel bed on my dually can't be more than 500#. I imagine your aluminum unit is a bit lighter? I was shocked at how not heavy it was.


This is about as close as correct as you'll get I replaced my 8 foot rear bed on my Silverado dually and it took four of us to lift it and get it off. I would think about five hundred pounds.

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I fail to understand all the guessing. It took me all of about 30 seconds to find the specs from Ford. Again, the weight difference in a bit under 250#.

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