We received shipment of the 12' Switch-n-Go hoist last week. We removed the body take came with the chassis (see S-n-G project truck post) and set up the chassis for the new hoist frame. The kit is a very easy install. We welded the six supplied tabs to the hoist frame and bolted them to the chassis as instructed. I purchased the bumper assembly from the S-n-G dealer and welded that to the end of the frame rails. We fabricated mounts for the fenders and mud flaps. I decided to purchase two Weatherguard under mount tool boxes ($900 )
for tarp, chain and hold down storage.
The power and control connections are very simple. The control box for the hoist and winch can be operated from the cab of from the ground via a remote outlet jack.
At this point I'm into the truck for $27,000 . When I pickup the first 15yd can next week we'll be at 30G's.
I think the whole idea will work well for us since most of our work is on confined sites and the truck will easily pull my trailer and mini-excavator or skidsteer.
Beside the fact that my dump trailer is a pain in the A$$ and I hate dumpster rentals