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  1. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Recess your bottom runners about 5 inches from the end of the pallet.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    I was able to tour their facility 2 weeks ago. Definitely a slick operation based on fantastic marketing. They buy their flutes by the pallet from France. They have a "Reserve Tupelo" for sale in the...
  3. Re: What do you do for lights on your loader?

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-work-light-lights/led-product/1975/4501/

    I bought two of these with the wiring harness. Comes with a relay and a fusable link and was really easy to...
  4. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    Shastina has so far been the best quality and price over everyone else. I like the top frame rest joint that they use. Last order I had maybe 3-4 sides that were warped out of 800 boxes.
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    Warm weather in January = long drawn out scattered bloom susceptible to a late cold snap. Not looking like a great Orange Crop in the future. Hope I am wrong.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Got the 2nd gen Powerstroke. Awesome power and the new turbo upgrade they gave them is great. The engine brake is much more pronounced. Of course I have not towed with it so take it for what it is...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Just bought a new 2015 f550. It wasn't to bouncy with no bed so I believe you are right. Aluminum probably wouldn't be to bad. The price difference would be about $1700. I decided this morning on...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Thanks for the replies. Ride quality isn't to important for me but I just don't want it to bounce so bad that it is dangerous. One more question, obviously steel is much tougher than aluminum. How...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Bringing this thread back for one more question. Aluminum or steel? I am worried that a aluminum bed may be to light and when you drive around unloaded it would bounce really bad because a F550 has...
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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    Thanks man. I found a couple websites that I can get scrap for .59 per pound. Anyone know if soy wax would be a problem if it was in the scrap?
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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    Acbz - What supplier did you use?
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    Parafin Wax Supplier

    I have 800 boxes to dip and I was wondering where yall get your wax. The local Dadant supplier is out. I have found some wax scrap online for a good price but it may contain scent. Is that a concern?
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    Re: Best State to Be a Commercial Beekeeper

    Florida is slowly turning into a California situation I believe. More and more bees show up every year. They are getting dropped in places with no permission and in several cases causing a big...
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    We just staple them together. In Florida they last about 5 years with paint. We just started dipping. When you dip boxes I assume they swell and then shrink? Or do they swell and stay that size? I...
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    Re: Bee thefts starting up already.

    Cattle rustlers used to be hung publicly...
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    Just like Mark I had some pallets built to those to fit the supers perfectly. 6 way pallets with open slats in the bottom. In Florida outside super storage is just about impossible. I just bought a...
  17. Thread: Pallet Decks

    by Sadler91
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Invest in a good table saw or as Jim said a panel saw. Well worth the money
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I grew up using ropes on everything except honey. We just shifted to using straps because they don't take much more time to use and they hold way better. I don't care how tight the ropes are, a strap...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Exactly.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Now that is a good idea!
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I probably use ropes about 15% of the time. Maybe if I had rope hooks I would use them more lol

    I have pretty much got the bed laid out how I want it now. The only thing I am missing is the rear...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Laron down in Zolfo at Patterson Welding. Didn't he build your Swinger trailer? I have seen several of his beds on various beekeeper's trucks and I really liked his work.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I have a wood deck on my Dodge right now and I really like it. I am giving this some thought now. I figured since the F550 has a beefy spring stack that it would bounce without the extra weight of...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    This is what I have so far. The drivers side will have a smoker box mounted in the back where the spare tire is on the other side. That is the only difference between the sides.

    The guy that...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I should have mentioned. It will be steel. I have a guy down here that will build it for around 5k assuming the design doesn't get to complicated or have a ton of material. Really need some input on...
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