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BVLAWNCARE
11-22-2004, 07:16 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knows rather or not you could put a Truck Craft TC-100 Dump Insert on a 2005 Dakota? Or how about a 2003 Dodge Dakota?

Thanks

Eric 1
11-22-2004, 07:39 PM
You wont be able to load much in it, the truck cant take it. After the weight of the dump you may have like 5-800lbs before you are maxed out. Not the best idea or use of money IMO. For me, i would have a 3/4 ton to have a dump insert.

If it will fit, I cant tell you.

gogetter
11-22-2004, 08:44 PM
TruckCraft doesn't make one to fit mid sized pick ups. They do make a shorter one for full size trucks with 6' beds. But not for midsize trucks.

lafrance4078
11-22-2004, 09:45 PM
I also would be worried about the amount of weight that you could put in it once you ahd the dumper in it. Even a 1/2 ton truck would be pretty weighed down with a dump bed. I have been thinking about this my self. I have a 2001 dodge 1500 2wd. Thought about putting one in it. After many thoughts about this I have decided to wait untill I get a F-350

razorman
11-22-2004, 09:57 PM
I think I am going to sell my 87 one ton dump truck and buy a insert to put in my F-250,which one would you recommend?

BVLAWNCARE
11-22-2004, 10:09 PM
Well, regardless, my dakota is beefier than most other dakotas with a 4000 pound towing capacity. But you guys are most likely right. Thanks for the reply I guess I have to wait until I get my 2005 Ram 3500. :)

lafrance4078
11-23-2004, 11:06 AM
Razor, If I were you, I would keep the dump truck for those jobs where the truck might get scratched or messed up or things like that. However, myself, I don't have the option of having a 1987 dump truck. In my case, when I buy my new truck, I will be putting the insert in it because I need it to be dual function. Not sure if all of that helped you, but there you have it.

gogetter
11-23-2004, 03:23 PM
I think I am going to sell my 87 one ton dump truck and buy a insert to put in my F-250,which one would you recommend?

Kinda depends on how much you want to spend. The cheaper steel model is around $2200 installed most places (this is for an EZ-Dumper, not sure of Truckcrafts prices).

Or you can get an aluminum model from Truckcraft which is quite a bit more $. But it won't rust, and it weighs less, so you have more hauling capacity. I'm just not sure of the prices on them.

There are a couple other places that make them too, but EZ-Dump and Truckcraft seem to be the most popular and seem to have the best reputation.

FrankenScagMachines
11-23-2004, 04:59 PM
Razor, I thought you already have a dump insert in the F250????

razorman
11-23-2004, 10:57 PM
Razor, I thought you already have a dump insert in the F250????

No, not yet. What made you think I did?

FrankenScagMachines
11-24-2004, 07:10 AM
Razor, ooops sorry i somehow (still not sure how LOL) had you confused with this guy http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=88009 again i have no idea how i did that lol...... why would you sell the F350? its a perfect work truck. I love mine, just wish i had something more fuel effecient for running errands and estimates etc. For pulling a trailer and hauling debris and general work truck, you can't beat these classic F350's. Mine is an 89 with a 12' flatbed w/sides. going to put a dump on it sometime. Hey, if you sell your F350, would you consider making me a deal on the simulators on the wheels? :)