So I am shopping for a Flat bed truck. I am thinking of one that comes with sides so I can use it for other things also. Also thinking of a lift gate also. I am thinking an Isuzu great gas mileage and cheap used.
So size is my question. I know bigger is better but, Not in this application.
14' *12/32.5=5.16 =40 Hives
15' *12/33=5.53 =40 Hives
16' *12/33=5.90=40 Hives
17' *12/32.5=6.27=48 Hives
18' *12/32.5=6.64=48 Hives
(feet)*(inches per foot) / (pallet width) = (2 rows 4 hives on each)
I also was thinking if I had a lift gate and put it up I could use it for some extra room and get more on. How large is the lift gate usually and is that a good idea. I am planning on pulling a forklift on a trailer behind. So if I used 14' with liftgate that would make it 18 correct?
What size should I be looking at.?
Also what do you think of getting a box Isuzu and adding a flatbed. This way I have both. Not sure how easy to swtich back and forth though.
Thanks in advance for the advice.