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lawnpropm
05-27-2012, 05:39 PM
Need some recommendations on dump kits for the truck. Its a 2000 ford f350 with the V10 engine. The box on the truck is 8W x 12L. Took some measurements and I can hold 10 yds of mulch. That's mostly what ill be moving mulch, brush, trimmings, maybe a lil dirt, maybe a lil gravel. I've been told to go with a 7 ton hoist but im wondering if I can get away with a 5 ton? Any other advice will be appreciated as well.
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Kelly's Landscaping
05-27-2012, 08:40 PM
What's the price difference from 5 to 7 tons? I have 3 dump trucks the newest is on a 4500 and its 12 tons. And that still labors to lift 7000-10000 pounds she has never refused so for that truck it seems to be a good fit. But on my two 3500s one is diffidently stronger then the other but both have refused to lift heavy loads. And while off hand I don't know their ratings id guess the weak one is 3 and the stronger one is 5 or 6. So if its not much more go with the heavier duty one you got a 12 foot bed and loads weigh a lot more on the lift up front then by the tail gate.

dieselss
05-27-2012, 09:18 PM
10 yards of mulch in a one ton tk......I think that may be a little off.
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lawnpropm
05-27-2012, 09:45 PM
10 yards of mulch in a one ton tk......I think that may be a little off.
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Most of the yards around here run one tons I just got the truck only load I had in there was 4 yards and a pallet of sod. I couldn't tell it was in there.
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lawnpropm
05-27-2012, 09:47 PM
What's the price difference from 5 to 7 tons? I have 3 dump trucks the newest is on a 4500 and its 12 tons. And that still labors to lift 7000-10000 pounds she has never refused so for that truck it seems to be a good fit. But on my two 3500s one is diffidently stronger then the other but both have refused to lift heavy loads. And while off hand I don't know their ratings id guess the weak one is 3 and the stronger one is 5 or 6. So if its not much more go with the heavier duty one you got a 12 foot bed and loads weigh a lot more on the lift up front then by the tail gate.
The Pierce Hefty Hoist 5 ton is $1,499 the 7.5 ton is $1,799
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dieselss
05-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Not what I meant how can you fit 10 yards, into a pickup truck? I would have to see that
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knox gsl
05-27-2012, 09:55 PM
10 yards would fit if he had 3' sides but that is alot of weight on a 1 ton truck.

lawnpropm
05-27-2012, 10:01 PM
10 yards would fit if he had 3' sides but that is alot of weight on a 1 ton truck.
Yea it has 3' side and did the math thats how I figured I can hold 10 yds. Just hadn't loaded it down yet
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dieselss
05-28-2012, 05:59 PM
I would love to see a pic. Of 10 yards of mulch in a pickup
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MDLawn
05-29-2012, 03:28 PM
I would love to see a pic. Of 10 yards of mulch in a pickup
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I'm assuming it is a dump truck as he stated the box was 8W x 12L.

Even still it's probably quite a load for a 1 ton dump truck, especially if the mulch is a litte damp or wet.

JDGlandscape
05-29-2012, 09:09 PM
It is possible to put 10 yards of mulch in a one ton dump, just not reccomended..:dizzy: I did it four times this spring, but I only traveled about 4 miles with it on there, only reason I did it. I have fairly high sides on mine. It was a little overloaded and didn't like it at all, but it did it. Power wise it was fine though. It was actually closer to 10.5 yards

No way would it go in a single wheel pickup, unless you had like 9 tall foot sides on it and broke the leafs lol

Bigred350
05-29-2012, 09:35 PM
I have 3 one tons with 8'x11' beds with 4-5' sides. We put 10-14 yards of mulch in them every day.

Can also put 5 tons of gravel/dirt in them no problem

Hell ive been know to put 3 pallets of pavers in the back before at 3000# a pallet

lawnpropm
05-29-2012, 11:10 PM
I have 3 one tons with 8'x11' beds with 4-5' sides. We put 10-14 yards of mulch in them every day.

Can also put 5 tons of gravel/dirt in them no problem

Hell ive been know to put 3 pallets of pavers in the back before at 3000# a pallet
What size hoist are you running
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Bigred350
05-30-2012, 06:14 PM
welding shop in town builds the beds for us so im not sure exactly, but I think its a 5 ton electric. I can get pics if you want em.

lawnpropm
05-30-2012, 06:30 PM
welding shop in town builds the beds for us so im not sure exactly, but I think its a 5 ton electric. I can get pics if you want em.
Sure roll out the pics
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lawnpropm
06-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Here is the truck

knox gsl
06-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Here is the truck
How well does a truck with this style bed do with pulling a 16' mowing rig regularly? I need another truck and this type is ideal for landscaping but I'm not sure about mowing.
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lawnpropm
06-03-2012, 09:57 AM
How well does a truck with this style bed do with pulling a 16' mowing rig regularly? I need another truck and this type is ideal for landscaping but I'm not sure about mowing.
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Currently I pull a 6x12 enclosed rig 2 mowers and it does just fine. Looking to bump up to something double axle with brakes soon. Hell I have pulled a t190 and a 331 with no probs.
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MDLawn
06-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Was this just a truck with a non dumping body and you're adding the hoist?
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lawnpropm
06-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Was this just a truck with a non dumping body and you're adding the hoist?
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Yea if I can decide on what size hoist to go with. Im torn between a 5 ton or a 7.5 ton
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knox gsl
06-03-2012, 10:32 PM
Yea if I can decide on what size hoist to go with. Im torn between a 5 ton or a 7.5 ton
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I would do a 5 ton (10,000lb) unless they are close in price. The hoist doesn't lift the entire load only a portion, the rest is supported by the hinges.

Bigred350
06-04-2012, 02:08 PM
If pulling a trailer with a bed like this make sure your trailer has a long tongue so when you turn the bed dont hit the trailer.

lawnpropm
06-04-2012, 02:27 PM
If pulling a trailer with a bed like this make sure your trailer has a long tongue so when you turn the bed dont hit the trailer.
That's another thing right now it doesn't have a hitch for a dump bed it. Came across a 20' v nose enclosed trailer I had to pass up because the tongue was to short.
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