Dump Insert for my 03 GMC 2500HD Pickup- and towing a 18' Enclosed Trailer?
I'm starting to gear up for spring, and I'm debating between buying a new (not brand new, but less than 5 years old or so) small dump truck (either a GMC 3500HD or Ford Superduty (450 or 550), and just getting a steel bri-mar dump insert for my already paid for '03 GMC 2500HD pickup.
I already have a dump trailer for hauling "bulk" materials like mulch, larger quantities of topsoil, etc. However, I'd like to have a truck to haul around my new 8x18' Enclosed 10,000GVWR landscape trailer, and have the ability to throw clippings in the bed, a little mulch, leaves (build a leaf box for it), etc.
So I guess my question is- am I pushing my luck too far to expect my 10 year old 95,000 hard miles 2500HD pickup to haul around a dump insert and a 10,000Lb trailer on a daily basis? It's equipped with the 6.0L Gas engine and auto trans- hauls my other lighter trailers alright- not gonna win any races but it does alright. What are your thoughts? Pushing the old truck too far, or will it do alright until I can really justify a small dump truck?
Also- opinions on the bri-mar inserts? I can pick up a steel 8' unit like new for $1,500- good deal?
Matt Koski Landscape and Design, LLC
2006 GMC 2500HD 4x4, DMAX/ALLISON
2003 GMC 2500HD 4x4, 6.0L Fisher 8' Plows
2012 GMC 3500HD 4x4, Dmax/Allison- 9' Mason Dump
Bobcat MT-52 mini skidsteer
Scag V-Ride 52"/26
LW 27HP Truck Loader
Fradan 18 S/P Blower
Red Max trimmers and blowers
American Hauler 8 x18 Enclosed Trailer
Carry-on 6 x12 Enclosed Trailer
Starlite 6.5 x 16 Trailer
Bri-Mar 6 x 10 Dump Trailer