View Full Version : Short Bed Dump Insert in a Long Bed Truck?

11-22-2005, 09:43 AM
has anyone ever attempted mounting a 6' EZ Dump into an 8' pickup bed? I run a LB f350, however I have a toolbox in the back, so I was thinking I could just mount the insert behind the box to keep the functionality of the box, but still have the conveinence of the dumper.

I don't think weight distribution would be too much of an issue, I have loaded my truck up with gravel, mulch, firewood, trash, etc with my toolbox there and it handles fine.
any thoughts?

Gravel Rat
11-22-2005, 02:09 PM
The one problem is you will never get enough load on the front axle you wouldn't think that 1.5 will make a difference but it does. I think you will find every load you haul you will have a light front end. Remember the insert adds another 800-1000lbs to the truck before you add any material in the box.

11-22-2005, 02:09 PM
Why not just get the 8ft bed and mount the toolbox in the insert? I have seen this setup on many dump inserts.

11-22-2005, 03:01 PM
i think my diesel adds enough toe weight, lol.

The only reason I was considering this is I saw a 6' ezdumper in the paper for $1k and thought it might be a good investment.