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trailbuilder
04-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Has anyone seen a smaller dump truck ...in the F 350-450-550 size, with a dump bed and a trap door with a gooseneck hitch below?

Mowingman
04-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Yes, a friend of mine had one in the dump bed on his F450.

KrayzKajun
04-01-2012, 03:36 PM
I would like to see the same setup.
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JABBERS
04-01-2012, 05:12 PM
I would think there wouldn't be any room because of the hydraulics and the plate has to go on the frame.

ParkWelding
04-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Yes. There is a company, I don't remember the name, that makes a scissor type hoist that is configured so that in some applications there is room for the gooseneck hitch plate. IIRC, the hoist system is kind of backward so it takes up the normally vacant room that is forward of a conventional scissor hoist.

trailbuilder
04-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, I will keep checking to see if I can find something.

KrayzKajun
04-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Come to think of it, there is a guy I see around my area with a F450 flatbed dump, I saw him dumping tree debris one day and a few days later saw him pulling a gooseneck dump trailer. Next time I see ill stop and ask him about the truck.
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BrandonV
04-02-2012, 10:18 PM
we've had 3 in the past nothing too it, just have the up fitter build it in

LindblomRJ
04-02-2012, 10:29 PM
Yes, the old work truck at the company I worked for has that setup. It is simple and the gooseneck ball does not effect hoist at all.

The flatbed was made by Jensen. http://www.jensen-products.com/beds.htm

knox gsl
04-02-2012, 10:32 PM
I looked at a F350 a few years ago that had a flatbed dump with a gooseneck ball under the bed.

southern79
05-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Generally the hoist is mounted backwards, leaving room for the ball to be mounted 4" ahead of the axle. Make sure your goose neck is long enough to clear the corners and sides that you might have. If you are having a bed made, 11' works great.
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trailbuilder
05-18-2012, 07:51 PM
I ordered a Henderson dump box with telescopic lift and it will have a trap door to access my gooseneck. I will send pictures when it gets fitted.

PonyExpress94
05-18-2012, 11:17 PM
I haven't seen a steel dump bed with a GN hitch, but then again I haven't been looking either since I prefer an aluminum body for corrosion resistance. Below is a link to help you out. Scroll down the page and look closely at the Ford Dump/Flatbed. You should be able to see the trap door and the GN ball just visible behind the hoist pivot pin.

http://www.mheby.com/truck/flatbed_trucks.php