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tglasslawncare
01-05-2011, 02:25 PM
My father in-lawn is a retiring after 40 years of landscape installation. He is selling all of his equipment including dump trucks with the business. He just bought a 2011 GMC 2500 and wants to either convert the bed to a dump or buy a dump insert so he can still do some small jobs and work around the house. A salesmen was showing us the conversion hoist made by Venco. It appears to have the issue of stability worked out from the conversions I have seen in the past. Anyway, it is around $2800 for the conversion and a dump insert is around the same. I like the look of standard bed without an insert but I am thinking the insert would be a better choice to save the truck. Does anyone have experience or an opinion for what he should do? Thanks in advance.

becpropertymaint.
01-05-2011, 04:01 PM
just do an insert i have three of them and they work great your pickup bed isnot ment to be dumping loads out of it over time it will start to twist

doubleedge
01-05-2011, 08:52 PM
The dump bed conversion will have a higher payload capacity; those steel dump inserts weigh about 1000 lbs, while the dump kit only weighs a couple hundred pounds.

tglasslawncare
01-05-2011, 09:42 PM
We looked at the truckcraft aluminum weighs 350. But steel is heavy good point.

becpropertymaint.
01-06-2011, 07:50 AM
The dump bed conversion will have a higher payload capacity; those steel dump inserts weigh about 1000 lbs, while the dump kit only weighs a couple hundred pounds.

my box weighs 748 pounds to be exact

doubleedge
01-06-2011, 05:43 PM
my box weighs 748 pounds to be exact

Huh; I was looking at this one: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200388132_200388132.

I guess that is shipping weight; maybe it's a couple hundred lbs lighter installed.

Those truck craft inserts do look nice; they weigh only 420 lbs too.

ELS LLC
01-11-2011, 07:12 PM
Put a hoist on it. We sold our EZ DUMPERs, a great device but they take up so much room compared to a hoist kit or a flatbed. Just be really careful some of the hoist kits can alter the look and height of the box. I've seen a couple that just look goofy.