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lqmustang
12-02-2004, 02:16 PM
Been wanting one of these for a while now. No more raking and shoveling to unload any more!!!! :D Too bad I'll have to wait until next season to really see the benefits as opposed to the money I spent on it, but I didn't want to give steel prices a chance to raise the price on the dumper before then either.

lqmustang
12-02-2004, 02:18 PM
another with the bed raised.....

lqmustang
12-02-2004, 02:19 PM
the hydraulics, has a 4000 lb dumping capacity, so I dont' think I'll ever have a problem

lqmustang
12-02-2004, 02:20 PM
Last one for now, the undercarriage area....

KathysLGC
12-02-2004, 03:42 PM
Looks good! Is that on a six foot bed tho?

gogetter
12-02-2004, 03:52 PM
Sweet! Any plans for side boards of any kind? That has stake pockets, right?

jt5019
12-02-2004, 04:21 PM
The Truckcraft is a very nice unit. i hope to get one someday maybe with the salter attachment.

lqmustang
12-02-2004, 04:40 PM
Yes, I have the shortbed which is technically 6'8". I was originally looking to buy a longbed this summer, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on this truck, so shortbed it is.

Gogetter, plans are to add sideboards, but I'm in no hurry. I'm finished for the season, so I have all winter to put something nice together. With plowing, I like all the visibility I can get, so I'll leave them off for now. There are 6 stake pockets, 2 on each side and 2 in the front. (The long bed version gets 8 pockets.) Would be nothing for me to weld a couple more on mine if I felt the need.

John P.
12-02-2004, 06:35 PM
Thats a real sharp looking truck with that dump insert. How much can it dump?

ksland
12-02-2004, 06:43 PM
Looks good, you will love it. I love mine!

lqmustang
12-02-2004, 07:35 PM
Gives me something to look forward to next season, that's for sure. :)

John P. - the insert is rated for 4000lbs, which is more than I should ever need, especially considering I would be severly overloaded if I put 2 ton in there.

matthew horner
12-09-2004, 09:15 PM
If this is rude, forgive me, but how much do those cost, and do they bring them to you or do you pick them up at a dealer?
Thanks.
Matt

lqmustang
12-09-2004, 10:09 PM
With tax ran me about $2800. Depending on options and manufacturer, I think you can find them from roughly $2300- $4000. The dealer I bought from had inserts for longbed pickups in stock, but had to order the shortbed insert for me. If you are looking for a shortbed dump, I saw earlier today in the for sale forum someone was selling the same thing I just got for $1800!!! Wish he would have put that up 3 weeks ago. :dizzy:

LawnBoy89
12-09-2004, 10:17 PM
I don't know what's nicer, the dumping bed, or the truck. They are both awsome and I'm sure that awsome dumping bed will shorten your workload and make what you have to do alot faster. Good luck with it.

RedWingsDet
12-09-2004, 10:22 PM
man oh man, awsome truck and dumper. I sure wish I had one. I had leaves all the way up to the roof by the end of sunday, and it rained all week and I didnt get a chance to empty it until yesterday. It really sucked getting them out, the tarped help keep the rain out, but it was still a little rascal getting them out.

anyway, NICE TRUCK!!!! and awsome purchase. :waving:

Lawnchoice
12-09-2004, 10:30 PM
The Truckcraft is a very nice unit. i hope to get one someday maybe with the salter attachment.

Got any idea what the attachment costs??

lqmustang
12-09-2004, 10:40 PM
The tailgate replacement spreader (model tc-130) lists for $3798.00 on the truckcraft website. I would guess dealer price might come in around $3400 or so based on what I paid for my insert as related to the website listed prices.

Lawnchoice
12-09-2004, 10:44 PM
It must be the stainless tailgate then ??

Good purchase man, I think I am going with that one vs. the Ezdumper. I do my research !!

JRSlawn
12-09-2004, 11:17 PM
Hey how is the weather down in Canton? I am from akron. I got a easy dumper for one of my trucks last year and don't know how I liked without it. Mulch, Leaves you will never have to unload at the dump. Should have called me I know a place where you can get a easy dumper now for 1500.00. Oh well if you ever need anything down there in canton let me know :waving:

lqmustang
12-09-2004, 11:39 PM
Seems like you always find out about a better deal after you fork over the cash. But no buyers remorse from me, I'm just happy to make life a bit easier for next season, and help reduce my taxable income for this season. :)

And, the weather sucks here just as bad as it does in Akron. Still waiting on snow so I can go out and play. Mother nature isn't cooperating very well. Might have to all get together soon and do a snow dance or something. :cool2: :blob3:

drsogr
12-10-2004, 06:59 PM
Looks great. I would love to have that truck...and that dump insert.

Expert Lawns
12-10-2004, 10:38 PM
I really would like to have one of those. Would I have to remove my toolbox and backrack in order for it to fit?

The Yard Barber, Inc.
12-12-2004, 09:55 AM
I saw one last year at the tractor show that dumped and could come completely out of the truck. Then had about 5-6 other attachments. Is that the one?

lqmustang
12-12-2004, 11:18 AM
Expert - You would definitely not be able to keep your toolbox unless you modified the dump-bed to clear. Your backrack might be able to stay, but if you get the cab protector option, would you really still want it?

MAB - I can remover the insert with the removal of 4 bolts and a few strong friends or a hoist, but I am not aware of any attachments. The only attachment to speak of is the tailgate replacement salt spreader.

Expert Lawns
12-13-2004, 05:19 PM
Good point mustang