View Full Version : Dump beds

10-22-2000, 12:00 PM
I am interested in putting a dump bed on my 85 one ton.Any thoughts?Thanks in advance.john

10-22-2000, 01:58 PM
I installed a crysteel dump body with fold down sides, and I love it. If there is one feature to get, it is fold down sides. Its like having 2 bodies in one. Another option is the Stahl unit that has a utility body outside with a dump insert. It is a lot of money, but again one truck doing the work of two.
If I were to really dream big, a swap laoder system is tops. Any body you want on and off in less than 1 min.

10-22-2000, 03:53 PM
Whatever I get I'm going to have to install the hydraulics too.Thoughts on that also.

10-22-2000, 04:47 PM
Is your 1 ton a pickup or C&C? The frames are different on the two.

(This is my 1000th post, though I like to think in terms of quality not quantity!)

10-22-2000, 07:46 PM
Well depending on trans type, you have two options. PTO driven off a manual tranny, or electric over hydro. Electric will be more cost effective, any body out fitter should be able to price a system for you. The body with hydro will set you back 3-5K depending on options.

10-22-2000, 08:23 PM
I have seen and Airflow body and i thought that they are pretty good 9' with the low sides can build them up with wood and gussets plus the tail gate has pins on springs that can be opened by hand and not having to take a hammer to get them out to drop it.Take a look at them think that you will like them.

10-22-2000, 08:27 PM
Sorry guys.My truck is an 85 c-30 1 ton.It has the regular duelly bed now.It has a turbo 400 trans.mated with 454 big block.Hope this helps.

10-22-2000, 08:38 PM
you should tru one of those slide in beds

10-22-2000, 09:23 PM
Cat320, do you know what airflow's web address is?


10-22-2000, 11:37 PM
Geoff i can't find their webb address but i got phone # it's 607-522-3574 address is

Air-Flow Manufacturing
1 Main St
Prattsburgh,NY 14873

You want to ask for Pro-Class Dump body with the quick latch tailgate .
body lenght comes in 8',9'10',11' from 2 yd to 4yd hope this helps you out .

10-23-2000, 06:19 AM
i have a truck craft insert bolted in my 96 ford and i love it. i looked into hydro under the bed,but the insert is working out and its the secind truck its been in.

10-23-2000, 10:26 AM
hey cclllc where are you from?
if you are close I may be interested in your dually body.
email me

Eric E.
10-26-2000, 10:04 PM
I installed a kit from Northern Hydralics. It uses your existing bed and electric/hydralic. It works great and was easy to install. At the time the kit cost $750, now $850. Some material hangs behind the wheel wells but it is better than shoveling the whole bed. Eric