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Old 01-30-2003, 09:40 AM
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Dump Body

Im looking at new Dump Body's What is the standard "yardage" of the bed?
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Old 01-30-2003, 09:58 AM
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What chassis? What wheelbase? What's the intended use?
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Old 01-30-2003, 10:02 AM
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Look in the Truck Forum of this website, I've been reading alot there about dump body's and such.
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Old 01-30-2003, 07:06 PM
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It basically depends on the size of your cab and chassis. Im picking up a Mits C/O with a Reading Landscape dump body, which, volume wise, can hold over 14 yards. Most Mason dumps hold 3-5 yards.
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Old 01-30-2003, 11:57 PM
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The dump box on my previous truck was 12x7.5 with 20" sides it would hold 3 yards but it was overloading the truck when I hauled gravel or moist topsoil. You can have a box that will haul alot of light bulky material but you really have watch on loading aggregate materials. With my previous truck which was a 88 F-Superduty I came out of the gravel pit with 9000lbs on the truck a little too much weight I liked to keep the loads around 6000lbs.

With a 8 foot box you can fill it full and the truck will be at the right weight if you have a 10-12 you will have to know your material weights as it will be real easy to overload the truck.

Personally I wouldn't have a truck with a 8 foot box as I haul lumber so a 8 foot box isn't anygood for hauling 20 foot long wood. I also haul rubbish which is light usually you can't get enough on the truck to overload the truck it does have one benefit I make more money the customer pays for two trips instead of one
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