Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12-21-2008, 02:12 PM
Paradise Landscapes's Avatar
Paradise Landscapes Paradise Landscapes is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Warren, OH 44485
Posts: 966
What is the weight differnce comparing steel to aluminum models?
__________________
"We Create Your Paradise"

Quote:
Originally Posted by topsites View Post

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
Full time college student> Landscape Design and Construction @ Kent State Salem

Help save planet Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-22-2008, 02:03 PM
hosejockey2002's Avatar
hosejockey2002 hosejockey2002 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradise Landscapes
What is the weight differnce comparing steel to aluminum models?
About 500-600 pounds.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-22-2008, 09:53 PM
Paradise Landscapes's Avatar
Paradise Landscapes Paradise Landscapes is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Warren, OH 44485
Posts: 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by hosejockey2002 View Post
About 500-600 pounds.
So, looks like I'd be better off with an Aluminum one then, lighter dumper = more material.
__________________
"We Create Your Paradise"

Quote:
Originally Posted by topsites View Post

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
Full time college student> Landscape Design and Construction @ Kent State Salem

Help save planet Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-23-2008, 03:20 AM
J&R Landscaping's Avatar
J&R Landscaping J&R Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 5,096
My truckcraft insert weights in at 420 lbs. Saving 300-400 lbs for material. Plus, you don't have to worry about it rusting out.
__________________
Joe
J&R Lawn and Landscaping
23 years old, Fully licensed and insured. 50+ accounts
2011 8x16 Pace Summit trailer
2010 Exmark TTHP 17/48
04 Exmark Viking 32"
96 Exmark Metro 36"
Echo, Redmax, and Shindaiwa handhelds. Husky chain saws.
2010 F-350 4x4 6.4 PSD w/ 8' Western plow.
1997 F-250 4x4 7.3 PSD
2004 Bobcat 61" 25hp ZTR for sale. 1100 hours, Under 10 hours on a TOTAL DECK REBUILD! PM for details
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-02-2009, 01:15 AM
G.S. Landscaping's Avatar
G.S. Landscaping G.S. Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Can anyone help me out with the. The proublem i have is that i want to have a toolbox in my truck when i get one and i but i want a bed insert too i was thinking mabey get the short bed insert for a long bed and put a tool box i need your opinions..
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-09-2009, 05:11 PM
hanson's glc hanson's glc is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: mn
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by G.S. Landscaping View Post
Can anyone help me out with the. The proublem i have is that i want to have a toolbox in my truck when i get one and i but i want a bed insert too i was thinking mabey get the short bed insert for a long bed and put a tool box i need your opinions..
buy the long one and just put the tool box in it. then if you need the extra room you can just pull the tool box. looks better to. just the tools maybe mixed up after dumping.
__________________
2 exmark hp 48" with ultra vac 1 peco bagger
exmark phazer 34" accelerator
2 truck craft insert aluminum
98 SHEVY 2500 rg cab long box with plow and pro wings
2004 chevy 6.0 2500 ext cab 9' boss plow
18X8.5 ENCLOSED 12X6 ENCLOSED
20' car trailer with a 4' mesh gate
16 hp little wonder leaf loader
ECHO & STIHL
NEW PLUGER oldRAYAN 28 AERATOR
LESCO SPACE SAVER sprayer
2003 honda rincon 60" plow FOR FUN I SPEND TIME AND MONEY ON MY 95 IMPALA SS ran a 12.8 in the 1/4 mile
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-09-2009, 06:26 PM
J.A.G LAWNCARE J.A.G LAWNCARE is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Green , Ohio
Posts: 931
dont waste your money , tool box or dumper you cant do both..............
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-09-2009, 09:54 PM
hanson's glc hanson's glc is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: mn
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.A.G LAWNCARE View Post
dont waste your money , tool box or dumper you cant do both..............
why can't you???????????? i have both and done it. if you need both make it work. i have a cuting wheel and a welder. i will make it work. if some one dosen't make what i want i make it.
__________________
2 exmark hp 48" with ultra vac 1 peco bagger
exmark phazer 34" accelerator
2 truck craft insert aluminum
98 SHEVY 2500 rg cab long box with plow and pro wings
2004 chevy 6.0 2500 ext cab 9' boss plow
18X8.5 ENCLOSED 12X6 ENCLOSED
20' car trailer with a 4' mesh gate
16 hp little wonder leaf loader
ECHO & STIHL
NEW PLUGER oldRAYAN 28 AERATOR
LESCO SPACE SAVER sprayer
2003 honda rincon 60" plow FOR FUN I SPEND TIME AND MONEY ON MY 95 IMPALA SS ran a 12.8 in the 1/4 mile
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-24-2009, 08:49 PM
mowerman41's Avatar
mowerman41 mowerman41 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cheshire, Connecticut
Posts: 243
I got my dump insert at Pathfinder Plow in RI. It cost me 2400 installed. But the dump is 9' instead of 8' and it has the cab protector extra chains and tarp. I put firestone airbags in the rear end of my 2003 F-250 Superduty, it takes 7 yards of mulch without sagging and dumps it NO problem
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-25-2009, 02:10 PM
TC LAWNCARE's Avatar
TC LAWNCARE TC LAWNCARE is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern NJ
Posts: 39
I have a downeaster insert that came with cab protector and only paid $2200 for it brand new. Had to travel 6 hours total to get it,but well worth the savings. Works great and love being able to still bring my trailer with equiptment and have insert loaded with material.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 PM.

Page generated in 0.09042 seconds with 8 queries