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PlatinumLandCon
09-27-2008, 12:02 AM
For you guys with dump inserts, what are the pros and cons? Which manufacturer is best?

Thanks!

DUSTYCEDAR
09-27-2008, 12:06 AM
EASY DUMPER JUST WENT UNDER SO left over stock is cheep

PlatinumLandCon
09-27-2008, 12:13 AM
EASY DUMPER JUST WENT UNDER SO left over stock is cheep


Really eh? Where do I get my hands on it?

hosejockey2002
09-27-2008, 01:08 AM
I've got a Maxi-Dump insert. Best $3K I ever spent.

Pros- Well built, durable, reliable
Push a button, it goes up, your load dumps
Little or no modifications necessary to the truck itself.

Cons- A little spendier than a Loadhandler
Heavy (1000 lbs)- IMO these things are not feasible to use in a 1/2 pickup at all.
Load height is around 6" higher than stock

If you have a HD pickup and you regularly haul bulk materials, these inserts are the way to go. If your pickup has decent payload capacity stock (my 2500HD Chevy had nearly 4000 lbs. stock from the factory) your payload is close to a 3500 dually mason dump truck. A 2WD regular cab Chevy 3500 dually pickup with a 10,000 lb. Maxi-dump insert should be able to haul over 5,000 lbs. without exceeding rear axle ratings. FWIW, I've hauled over 4,000 lbs in mine which is a bit much, but both the truck and insert handle 3,000 lbs. very easily.

pj550v12
09-27-2008, 09:39 AM
I have a Truck Craft insert in my 2500hd, also the best money I've ever spent.

Pros and just like hose jockey said. The Truck Craft is bulletproof, well built, quick up and down, also no mods to the truck itself. Also one thing I love about it is that it sits low in the truck, I hate when they look so high in the bed of the truck.

Only con I can really think of is the extra weight, however the Truck Craft is only 750lbs, and I installed air bags in the rear suspension of my truck so its not an issue.

J&R Landscaping
09-27-2008, 11:08 AM
Search for username RedwingsDet. He has a nice one in his 2500hd. I think its a downeaster but I'm not positive.

Mowbizz
09-27-2008, 11:37 AM
EASY DUMPER JUST WENT UNDER SO left over stock is cheep

EZ Dumper was bought out by Bri Mar...according to my local trailer dealer.
I just bought an EZ Dumper 6x12 trailker and there will be no issues with warranty or anything like that. I would not hesitate to buy one of their inserts.

Gravel Rat
09-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Hey wait a minute your from Ontario the best dump insert is ever made is built in Ontario.

http://www.delequipment.com/truck-bodies_little-tipster.html

It uses a front mount hoist so it has more dumping power and best of all its CND made and would be easy for you to buy one.

nobagger
09-27-2008, 04:59 PM
Hey wait a minute your from Ontario the best dump insert is ever made is built in Ontario.

http://www.delequipment.com/truck-bodies_little-tipster.html

It uses a front mount hoist so it has more dumping power and best of all its CND made and would be easy for you to buy one.

Yeah, "little tipstir" lot O' money. I was quoted over 4K for one! I agree they might have a little tiny bit more lifting capasity but my Downeaster has done everything I aked it to do so far. 2 tons of salt are no problem, 5yrds of mulch dont even make it struggle. Easy to mount up, with Fords you dont even need to drill new holes, they bolt right into the existing bed bolt holes. The only thing I can complain about is the paint. Not the bed itself but the frame and rails. Mine started flaking paint off within a few weeks.

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-27-2008, 05:08 PM
I have a TruckCraft Aluminum nad Stainless steel......it only weighs 400Lbs.......will dump far more than I can haul......expensive but totally worth it.......I also bought the salter add on......can't wait to use it.....

RedMax Man
09-27-2008, 05:23 PM
I have an EZ-Dumper. they're popular brand.

PlatinumLandCon
09-27-2008, 05:51 PM
I found truckcraft is most expensive. Is it worth the $1500+ to upgrade to aluminium or SS? Most people said plain steel ones get rusty from day 1 no matter what.

nobagger
09-27-2008, 05:53 PM
I found truckcraft is most expensive. Is it worth the $1500+ to upgrade to aluminium or SS? Most people said plain steel ones get rusty from day 1 no matter what.

YES! If you can swing it aluminum would be the best way to go for sure.

supercuts
09-28-2008, 08:49 AM
i had an ez dumper prior to my f550. i should have kept it and thrown in it in my other pickup. they are great from 5 yards of mulch to 2yards of topsoil. the cons are very heavy, not made for a 1/2 ton although i first had it in one only for fall cleanups and had built a leaf box for it. heavy wet leaves made it a bit scary.

Gravel Rat
09-28-2008, 02:12 PM
Have one made out of aluminum. You will have to have one custom made if your using it for a 6.5 foot box.

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-28-2008, 02:37 PM
mine is in a 6.5 foot box and it was not custom made.....


http://www.truckcraft.com/productDetail.asp?id=3&cID=

PlatinumLandCon
09-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Have one made out of aluminum. You will have to have one custom made if your using it for a 6.5 foot box.

Nope, truckcraft makes the 6.5

Gravel Rat
09-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Is there a truckcraft dealer in Canada ?

I would be getting prices before you buy from the USA. By the time you pay the taxes and duty plus shipping you might be into it for a good chunk of money.

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-29-2008, 05:57 AM
here are the Canada dealer listings


http://www.truckcraft.com/dealersCA.asp

J&R Landscaping
09-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Check this out Musclecarboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aluminum-Dump-Insert-for-1-2-3-4-Ton-Short-Box-6-5_W0QQitemZ300262571025QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item300262571025&_trkparms=72%3A570%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Its a demo unit, short bed in Canada.

02DURAMAX
09-30-2008, 12:46 AM
I don't have one but i really want an aluminum one.

mowerman41
11-13-2008, 06:05 PM
I bought my insert from pathfinder plow in RI. It is a 9 foot dump bed with cab protector and tarp installed for $2,400. I can haul 6.5yds of mulch and dump no problem.

DLAWNS
11-13-2008, 08:04 PM
I bought a Bri-Mar dump insert and have no problems. It's the best thing I ever did.

birdturd9726
11-13-2008, 09:06 PM
i got mine a few weeks ago. i love it. well worth the $$ if you already ahve the truck. Here are some pictures of mine... http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=251221


*if anyone knows, how much is the rear axle capacity of a 2004 Ford f-250 Super Duty?

mowerman41
11-13-2008, 09:12 PM
nice truck how much did the insert cost????

mowerman41
11-13-2008, 09:14 PM
I have a 2003 ford f-250 gvw 8800 not sure the rear axel capacity tho...i put firestone airbags in the rear end best thing I did after getting the dump insert:usflag:

shovelracer
11-13-2008, 09:20 PM
I would guess it would vary by body type. My reg cab is 3K. A steel insert is around 700lbs.A bunch of tools behind the seat and a worker or 2. I wind up around 1700-1800 legal payload which is fine for my purpose. I may or may not have had as much as 5K in it though.

shovelracer
11-13-2008, 09:30 PM
Dur, brain fart. Axle capacity is 6084lbs. I believe its a sterling 10.25

QCS
01-02-2009, 07:39 AM
I bought a used EZ Dumper about 3 years ago for $500. The unit is probably about 12-15 years old and works great. The best money I ever spent! I put 2 1/2 ft sides on it and can haul 5 yards of mulch (heaping and tarped). I can haul 2 yards of DRY topsoil no problem. I have it mounted on a 1994 F250. I do need to add some helpers or bags to the rear when I haul topsoil or stone. Highly recommended for a small/budget landscape company.

QCS

french's lawn care
01-02-2009, 02:20 PM
I also have about a 12-15 year old ez dumper best $100 i ever spent ha ha i had to buy it with the junk truck it was on though and sell the truck for more than it was worth to get that deal and i put it on my F150 then rebuilt the rear springs adding 2 extra leafs i cut the box off to save some weight and added two 8ft tool boxes on the frame i love that truck the dumper saves soo much time !!!!

birdturd9726
01-02-2009, 02:47 PM
I also have about a 12-15 year old ez dumper best $100 i ever spent ha ha i had to buy it with the junk truck it was on though and sell the truck for more than it was worth to get that deal and i put it on my F150 then rebuilt the rear springs adding 2 extra leafs i cut the box off to save some weight and added two 8ft tool boxes on the frame i love that truck the dumper saves soo much time !!!!

do you have a picture of that
sounds nifty:dizzy:

french's lawn care
01-07-2009, 06:43 PM
do you have a picture of that
sounds nifty:dizzy:

here are a couple of pics of it nothin special but dependable it still needs more work and then time for paint before spring i am replacing the front fenders but the dent in the fender is from a kid that i had work for me last summer haha hire the handicapped their fun to watch !