View Full Version : Split Load dump trucks
04-18-2006, 05:01 PM
I am in the market for a new dump preferably a f-650 or a LCF L55. But I am having trouble locating Info on the dump body. Anyone know the manufacture of the split load dumps
04-25-2006, 04:25 AM
Why buy Ford dump? They don't allow hauling of rock, coal, mulch, or dirt?? What do you haul?
04-26-2006, 10:18 AM
What? I dont quite understand
04-27-2006, 12:20 AM
5 differet FORD dealers and corporate all have stated this. Did you know that if you plug your cell phone into a ciggarette lighter instead of the power port it can void your warranty. It is in your owners manual. It isn't worth saving a few dollars up front. You will lose in fuel and repairs. Their warranty just doesn't cut it.
04-27-2006, 12:25 AM
International 4300 or 4700 with a DT466 engine is going to be your best friend.
Best small big dump trucks ever built. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
04-27-2006, 03:24 AM
I currently own those 2 and a duramax, I'm sticking with the duramax.
04-27-2006, 11:42 AM
My International is in the shop at this very minute. Every 5 minutes there is another thing wrong with it. I finally found a guy local to work on it. Last year it was the map sensor. Truck kept on shutting down while driving. This time I thought it was the trans it would not shift out of first. Its is only a shifting module ....Thank God... I dont even want to think about what a new trans would cost me. Dont get me wrong I love my International but forget about getting a appoinment with a dealer it is 2 to 3 weeks sometimes.
04-27-2006, 08:29 PM
I personally would stay away from the F-650 Ford if you want a decent budget medium duty dump look at a Sterling Acterra. You can get them in any single axle gvw from 18000lbs to 35,000lbs and you can get the C-7 Cat and or the ISC Cummins (8.3).
After looking over the new Internationals I'am not impressed if I was really looking for a good single axle dump brand new it would be a T-300 Kenworth they are a little pricey but you get what you pay for.
As for split load box why do you want one if your customer wants 2 different materials you make two different trips.
You may have to have a landscape dump body with some dividers built into it.
04-27-2006, 09:34 PM
Freightliner FL-60's are pretty affordable single axles.
04-27-2006, 10:41 PM
The little business class trucks are good I haven't seen any of the M2 series that replaced the FL series yet. The Sterlings Acterra and the Sterling Ls are the replacements for the Louis Fords.
05-01-2006, 09:15 PM
I would go with either a GMC or International, both PROVEN and time tested medium duty trucks, and the DT466 has been around for decades, as well a GMC with a small CAT.
Call Eby Body in Blue Ball outside of Ephrata. They can build whatever you want, as long as it's aluminum. Don't have their number handy, just google them.
07-07-2007, 06:00 PM
instead of puttin a split load dump body on have ne of you ever thought of putting a multi lift system on it. cost a little more but then you have one truck that you xcan use for every possible thing and if you have more then one job goin on at a time you just drop and bin with the supply of at the site and let the crew deal with that and you move on to the next bin
07-07-2007, 06:57 PM
i think that the internationals and the fords are the same thing with different body work... both are manufactures by "bluediamond" a collaboration between ford and int. I just bought a new derated f750 great truck and the lease is a good value
07-08-2007, 08:50 PM
sometimes i wish my dump was a split loader but what can you do. I see no one under stands what it does but if you deliver a lot of supplies and 2 costumers want 3 yards of mulch each and there both in the same direction why would you want to make 2 trips such a wast of time and fuel. Its the difference between making a good profit or not making very much at all.
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