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Old 01-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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flatbed with dump

I have a 2000 F250 short bed. I'd like to put a flatbed on it, but I also need it to have the ability to dump. Does anyone know a company who makes dumping flatbed for trucks this size? Or is it better to simply buy a dump insert and put in the existing bed? I would think a flatbed w hoist would weigh less than existing bed+ dump insert. advice?
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:44 PM
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You're looking at a lot of money to have a dump bed put on it. For a light duty one you're looking 4-5k minimum. I got a quote for an all alunimum flat bed dump for 6500. It's cheaper to buy a truck already set up with a dump, or get an insert. An insert does lose some room, but it has plenty of capacity for the weight these trucks can safely carry. The weight difference between an insert and bed or dump bed isn't really much, especially if you went with aluminum.
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