How Do I Put Zero Turn in My Truck Bed?

Adding a zero-turn to your truck bed can be a great way to improve your truck’s functionality and convenience. A zero-turn is an attachment that allows you to turn your truck in tight circles, as if it had a turning radius of zero.

This is especially useful when navigating tight spaces and for those who frequently drive around town or out on the highway. It can also be used for recreational purposes, such as mudding or rock crawling.

There are several different types of zero-turns that you can install in your truck bed, including manual-style units and electronic models. Manual units are typically less expensive and easier to install, while electronic models offer greater control and more features. Depending on the type of unit you choose, installation can range from relatively simple to somewhat complicated.

Installing a manual unit requires no special tools or skills beyond those necessary for basic automotive maintenance. Begin by removing the tailgate and disconnecting the battery cable from the truck’s frame.

Next, attach the brackets that will hold the zero-turn in place using bolts and nuts provided with the kit. Then feed the power wire through the firewall into the cab and connect it to a 12v power source. Finally, mount the zero-turn onto its brackets and connect any additional wiring if necessary.

Electronic models require slightly more expertise as they include components such as a motor controller, solenoid, throttle cable, brake pedal switch, etc. As with manual units, start by removing the tailgate and disconnecting the battery cable from its frame before proceeding to mount any brackets or hardware required by your particular model. When all of these pieces have been installed properly, attach any wiring harnesses according to their instructions before connecting them to their respective components.


Putting a zero-turn in your truck bed is an easy way to improve its functionality and convenience. While manual units may be easier to install than their electronic counterparts, both styles require some basic automotive knowledge for proper installation. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully when installing either type of unit for optimal performance.

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Karen Watkins