Bed Styles and Styling
Bull Head Truck Beds are built to fit the contour of your truck. Notice how the Head Board follows the contour of the cab with rounded top corners and “turned in” uprights. This provides a nice fit, but also lets the driver see out of his side mirrors, unlike the typical square Head Board. As an added bonus, there is less wind drag which should increase fuel milage. We do offer a square Head Board for those who prefer it.
Our Medium Duty Bed is great for general-purpose work such as farming, towing a gooseneck trailer, light to medium industrial, and many other applications.
For more strength and durability our Heavy Duty Beds are the way to go. They are built with a heavier frame and floor plate. We recommend these beds for heavy farm use, heavy industrial use, welding trucks, brush trucks, crane trucks, dump trucks, and any other heavy duty applications.
Even Heavier Frames, Gussets on All Crossmembers, and Heavier Floor Plate is available for Extra Heavy Duty applications and they are a great choice for trucks like the Ford F-650 and Ford F-750. Chevrolet 4500, Chevrolet 5500, GMC 4500, and GMC 5500 truck will benefit from this bed too.
The Bull Head Difference
Bull Head manufactures some of the toughest, best fitting aluminum truck beds on the market. Our beds are built with only the best materials for superior strength and appearance. If you are planning on buying a truck bed, please BEWARE of what you a buying. Make sure you are getting what you supposed to! Some beds are a “universal” fit with bolt on Head Boards and Tail Boards. Some beds have very thin frames that will cause the bed to flex. Others will claim to use certain materials (thicknesses and alloys) that are false. Furthermore, check the crossmember spacing. We use 12” centers or less which gives 10 crossmembers on a 9’ bed. Other beds may only have 8 or 9 crossmembers for a 9’ bed. Less expensive beds may also be spliced together to save money — i.e. the floor plate may be offset and other panels will not be "one" piece. You will never find this characteristic in a Bull Head truck body.
Bull Head Facts
Bull Head Bed Frames
Any structure is only as good as the framework. Bull Head Products only uses 6061 T-6 Heavy Duty structural channel. In some cases 6061 square or rectangular tubing is used.
Other Manufacturer's examples
Things we would never sell:
- 3”-4” Thin Structural Main Runner and Crossmember
- 3”-4” Formed (soft alloy) Crossmembers
- Diamond or Smooth Plate available
- Some manufactures measure the diamond tread plus the plate to arrive at a “false” thickness (i.e. 1/8” plate + the diamond = 3/16” — thus giving a false measurement)
- To check this, just raise the trap door and look at the floor thickness
- BULL HEAD BEDS HAVE A TRUE THICKNESS - 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 3/8” ARE TRUE THICKNESSES.
Our Bull Horn Tail Board is very unique to Bull Head. It was designed to Compliment the Bull Horns that are found in our logo. It is sleek and a streamlined.
Our Traditional Tail Board is more "boxy" and features a full 21" height for cab and chassis models and 16” to 18" for trucks that had a factory bed. Most of our competitors use a short Tail Board that is around 7" to 14" tall.