View Full Version : Basic Chassis Cab to PTO Dump Conversion

4 seasons lawn&land
02-01-2011, 11:17 PM
If I found a good deal on a basic truck would this be worth doing?

02-02-2011, 01:50 AM
A truck that is set up will be a much better value.

02-02-2011, 08:57 PM
This would depend mostly on if the tranny has provisions for a PTO. A manual tranny is usually easier than an Auto

knox gsl
02-03-2011, 01:06 AM
Just run an electric pump, power up, gravity down.
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02-03-2011, 01:38 AM

If the tranny has provisions for it, do the PTO driven pump. If you are hoisting a lot of weight, it will be way faster.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Ive heard pto is alot better, especially on larger trucks. Im going to get a 26 gvw.

02-03-2011, 12:00 PM
what I meant was buy a truck with a bed on it. I priced a 14' dump recently and it was 7k or so depending on how it was set up you add a 10k truck to that and you got 17k. If you can find a similar truck that has a bed on it you can buy it for 12 to 14 and put it to work tomorrow.

4 seasons lawn&land
02-04-2011, 09:22 PM
so your saying, find a dump truck and sell the dump and put the hook system on.

02-05-2011, 01:43 PM
It would probably be much easier and cheaper to install a belt driven hydraulic pump if you don't necessarily need all of the power a PTO unit can produce. The belt driven pump would work much better than an electric unit at least.

02-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Ive heard pto is alot better, especially on larger trucks. Im going to get a 26 gvw.

Nothing to it really. Any truck that size should have a PTO provision off of the side of the tranny. We did the same thing about 10 years ago with an International 4700. IIRC, the PTO drive & pump was around $500 or so. Then you obviously need to purchase a hoist package (this had the tank, valves, control, etc..) and a dump box. It's been so long and we did the install ourselves, so I won't through a total number out there. I could probably find the old invoice if you're interested though.