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Old 01-30-2014, 01:09 AM
treecare treecare is offline
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Who makes good Flatbed Dump


Looking to purchase used Flatbed dump 16ft to 18ft.

I have looked at the international and freightliner so far. Has to be at least 200-275 hp. I will be towing a 3000 pound chipper.

Hauling wood chips and wood.

Any suggestions on past experiences from trucks you liked or did not like.
And good places to look for used truck.

I appreciate you guys.

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:03 AM
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Big fan of Ox body company.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:55 PM
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I would think with a 16 - 18 foot dump body you are going to need a pretty darn big truck, and a chipper that's bigger than 3,000 lbs to fill it. I know that my 550 with a 12' body is about 1,500 lbs overweight when loaded with chips. A friend has an international 4300 with a 14' body, and that is probably overweight when loaded. Our chippers both weigh about 6 - 7,000 lbs. By my math if you went with an 18' box you would have about 30 yards of capacity, but be into a CDL size truck. I think most guys with that size truck are running chippers weighing in closer to 10,000 lbs.

As far as body recommendations go though, Southco Industries. Be prepared to spend somewhere around 20 - 30K for that size body, but its worth the money. Another good supplier, though I am not sure if they make them that size would be arbortech.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:46 PM
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I am also looking for a non cdl 16ft flatbed dump. I like the versatility of the truck. Going to put a tailgate with 2 chutes . And put 3 supports one on the 2 ends and one in the center and stack 2 x 10 for sides . That way we have access on all sides. Also think of creating slots in the center of bed that way I can divide 2 different materials. I prefer the Freightliner with air brakes. Versatility is a must in landscape construction
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