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Old August 9th, 2019, 03:31 PM
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Question M715 stock bed weight?

DOES ANYONE ON HERE KNOW HOW MUCH THE STOCK M715 BED WEIGHS? I'M NEEDING TO LIFT MINE & I DON'T THINK MY LITTLE TRACTOR CAN HANDLE IT.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 06:02 AM
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Welcome to the Zone. I’m moving this the open discussion since it isn’t a question about the website operation.

Figure no more than 1000 pounds for equipment and lifting gear. Really closer to 500 since 4 healthy people can move one.

Do not use the eye loops on top of the corners to pick it up unless you have spreader bars. They will bend. I used the bottom edges of the bed the last time I had to pick one up.

Also, typing in all caps is considered yelling. People will still see what you write if normal letters are used.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 06:23 AM
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Red face THANKS, oops thanks

Sorry for yelling, please excusse my ignorance, I'm pretty new to this.
Thanks, Barrman, for your reply.
I'm trying to fix-up a 68 m715, but the bed is in very bad shape. I have a 67 with a very good bed & a cab that is rotted out, so I want to switch out the beds.
I think I need to get an "A" frame.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 06:29 AM
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I have moved my bed with an engine hoist but it had to be modified. I added weight to the back (two 50 lbs. bar bells) and I extended the hoist arm by going and finding a longer piece of tubing at a local metal shop. Works like a champ but also asked a buddy to man the hoist as I helped to manhandle the bed.

I also used the holes that already exist inside the bed and some chain with shackles to lift. Adjusted the chain best I could to level out.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 08:36 PM
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I put four eyebolts down through bed at the mounting bolt holes and it worked really well (and was well balanced) with my engine cherry picker.
I lifted the bed up, and rolled the chassis out from under the bed.

I was lucky enough to have a frame from a derelict M100 trailer to put the bed on to wheel it outside, prop it up, and sandblast prime with three coats of POR15.



I was able to pull it outside and prop it up with my Kubota

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