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MacLawnCo
11-13-2003, 12:02 AM
Ive looked at this truck, and half way considering purchasing it. Only concern is that the bed doesnt dump. Is it that dificult to install a hoist or whatnot? Would you buy this if i told you it was only $4k?

MacLawnCo
11-13-2003, 12:04 AM
another view

accuratelawn
11-13-2003, 08:29 AM
I think alot of us are considering a dump this time of year with all the leaves and mulch jobs. I have looked at several flat beds also and have the same concerns. Hope someone can give advice.

GeoffDiamond
11-13-2003, 10:47 AM
Any good upfitter should be able to make it dump for less than 3K

Geoff

Potchkins
11-13-2003, 12:06 PM
i have been looking at a 90' f-super duty
7.3 non turbo 5 sp with a flat bed
and wondered the same.
i think i can get this one
for $3500

cantoo
11-14-2003, 08:21 PM
Here is the truck I bought. I also bought another one to rob the dump from to make a dump trailer.
http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=55616

sunny
11-14-2003, 10:43 PM
MacLawnCo,
I just posted about the wheel base on the same truck. It looks just like the one I have now! Please let me know how you make out with yours because Im in the same position. I would love to make mine a dump as well. :)

Turf n Dirt
11-16-2003, 07:37 PM
Indian Valley in Texas has hydraulic kits that will turn any truck into a dump truck. I just installed one one my 1/2 ton chevy with air springs installed on the rear. The kit dumps the factory bed. The kit is ~$900.00 with shipping for a 2 ton unit. I payed my neighbor for the install. Used it today and it saved alot of wook.
I'll try to attach some pictures in the next week or so. The kit weighs ~400 pounds.:cool2:

HarryD
11-16-2003, 08:23 PM
you mite call around to your local truck junk yards and see if they have any for sale. its not the hard to install if you have the tools