my thoughts exactly, if for heavy load and work use then a 2500 or higher would be better suitedProbably best left for the larger frame and suspension of a 2500 or more. That's not only for load capacity but type of operation.
Farm equipment is normally slow speed, long idle-time operation. Not sure any of the current diesels are well suited for that type of operation. Certainly, the way the V.M. Moteri is emissioned and EGR'd, doubtful.
I've had the photos for a few years, but I just found this thread. 😉 I've been thinking about converting my 2015 to a flatbed. When looking for ideas, this thread came up in a google search.That is awesome. I'll do this when it becomes my ranch truck..Did it take you 6 years to find these photos.? Lol
The one I posted above is designed for 1/2 tons and is pretty close to the same weight as the factory bed.