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Old 05-10-2004, 10:12 PM
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Shuter -- it is a 2500 (8600 gvw, HD version). Here is a better view:
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:12 PM
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Thanks GLS, I have the same only extra cab.
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:08 AM
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put air bags on and it will ride like a champ
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:19 AM
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GLS - Got a question about the bed sagging.

My husband wants a dump bed for his 1991 3/4 Ton GMC. But his concern is that the weight of the load will cause the bed to sag when he's dumping. He hauls around grass clippings, mulch, top soil & some stone.

Have you had that problem? Our friend is an auto "Body Man" & could weld some steel into the frame for support, but there is also the weight consideration

I am weighing whether to get a dump body or just save up for a little longer & buy a dump truck.

BTW, he also plows & has a huge orange sander thingie (Having a blond moment - forgot what it's called) on his equipment wish list. Could this be dropped into the dump bed?

Thanks, I am trying to stealth shop for Father's Day - LL's wife.
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Old 06-03-2004, 06:28 PM
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BTW, he also plows & has a huge orange sander thingie (Having a blond moment - forgot what it's called) on his equipment wish list. Could this be dropped into the dump bed?
Get a unit that will do both.

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Old 06-05-2004, 01:26 AM
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GLS - Got a question about the bed sagging.

My husband wants a dump bed for his 1991 3/4 Ton GMC. But his concern is that the weight of the load will cause the bed to sag when he's dumping. He hauls around grass clippings, mulch, top soil & some stone.

Have you had that problem? Our friend is an auto "Body Man" & could weld some steel into the frame for support, but there is also the weight consideration

I am weighing whether to get a dump body or just save up for a little longer & buy a dump truck.

BTW, he also plows & has a huge orange sander thingie (Having a blond moment - forgot what it's called) on his equipment wish list. Could this be dropped into the dump bed?

Thanks, I am trying to stealth shop for Father's Day - LL's wife.
I'm not sure if I understand correctly. Do you mean he is worried that while the dump is in the raised position it will put too much force on the rear end (axle, springs, bed, whatever else)? If so, I wouldn't be too concerned because the dump cycle will take less than a minute and I don't think it iwll hurt anything. I do recommend some type of suspension upgrade though...extra leaf springs, overload or helper springs (I use overload springs), air bags, or timbren load boosters. It will minimize sagging and bottoming out.


As for the v-box, I would recommend removing the dump insert before installing the v-box. It can be done, but the salt capacity is already limited, the extra weight of the dumper makes it worse. It also will make the vbox sit up higher which means higher center of gravity. But mostly weight issue.

As for dump truck or dump insert...It depends on your needs. I would suggest buying a dump insert now and buy a dump truck later if you need it. Insert will only cost about $2500.

Anyways, good luck with your decision.

Heron Cove -- Really nice rig. Those SS truckcraft units look nice. How did the spreader work out for you last year?
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Old 06-05-2004, 02:50 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by GLS
I'm not sure if I understand correctly. Do you mean he is worried that while the dump is in the raised position it will put too much force on the rear end (axle, springs, bed, whatever else)? If so, I wouldn't be too concerned because the dump cycle will take less than a minute and I don't think it iwll hurt anything. I do recommend some type of suspension upgrade though...extra leaf springs, overload or helper springs (I use overload springs), air bags, or timbren load boosters. It will minimize sagging and bottoming out.

Actually - my husband showed me this morning what is concerned about - while in the raised position, the dump bed does this waggle/vibrate thing that does NOT look like it's too good for the insert or the truck. Kinda scary looking to me. - Could be an installation issue, as the operator stated that he installed it himself & IMO most of his stuff looked like it was african engineered.
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Old 06-11-2004, 07:57 PM
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why not a dump trailer?

whats up people, My friend works at a trailer dealer, and he sells those Dump Inserts, i can find out what they cost.
I know they dont sell many of those dump inserts, Most people option to buy a dump trailer instead. An 8x10x2 dump trailer runs $3125.

They have some trick lawn care trailers "Lawn Pro" i believe its called, The front is an enclosed trailer and the back is a dump, so you stick all your equipment in the front, lock it up, safe and dry, then the rear is a dump.

Seems to work well, thow your equipment inside, swing by the dump on the way home, and park the trailer without worry.

I think they also have that "lawn Pro" in an open version, the front is an open utility and the rear is a dump.
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:26 PM
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My EZ Dumper was $2100.00 installed w/headboard and tarp.



This is my leaf set up but with the sides built up 2 ft it will hold 5 yards of mulch.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:55 PM
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Heron Cove -- Really nice rig. Those SS truckcraft units look nice. How did the spreader work out for you last year?
Thanks, we ran over 100 tons of salt through the thing and it ran FLAWLESSLY. Going to look at getting the unit for a contractor's dump bed next.

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Actually - my husband showed me this morning what is concerned about - while in the raised position, the dump bed does this waggle/vibrate thing that does NOT look like it's too good for the insert or the truck.
Even though you do not want a lot of play in the unit, some movement (waggle/vibrate) is good and going to happen. When you say this, do you mean it moves from side to side when the bed is in the raised position? If so, again this will happen to some degree. It is a structure and any structure that is built totally rigid WILL fail. But excessive play is not a good thing.
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