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Old 02-07-2013, 07:24 AM
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Dodge ram 1500 bed insert?

I'm looking to buy a '13 dodge ram 1500 quad cab this year. I'd like to put an aluminium dump insert in the bed, so i can tow a chipper and blow the chips straight in the dump bed. Anyone know if there are dump inserts available for 1500 quad cabs? Btw, i really like the truckcraft design.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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By the time you put the insert in, it leaves you very little weight capacity left. If your buying new, I would look into upgradding to a 3/4 or a better yet a 1 ton.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:36 AM
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Problem over here is that you need a truck driver's license (quite costly over here) when you go to a 2500 and up.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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An insert will install into the 1500 the same as a 2500. Because of your licensing requirements I can understand why you have stay with a 1500. I don't know if you are stuck on Ram or not, but Ford has an F150 HD with a GVWR of 8200 and a payload larger than some 2500 trucks. Are your licensing requirements based on GVWR? If they are you can beef the truck's springs and tires up, but the semi floating rear axle will be a weak spot.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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have you considered using a loadhandler? Don't what your loading but I have had good luck with the heavier duty model. I have used it to unload as much as 2 tons of gravel. Thought it might be an option.

http://www.loadhandler.com/
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:04 PM
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loadhanldler should work well for chips.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:08 PM
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The loadhandler is quite an ingeneous tool but it wouldn't increase the volume of chips i can haul away. Wood chips aren't that heavy and it would sure be nice to be able to chip the whole day without going to the dump. I'm lookin more toward maybe the f150 hd.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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Only problem is that a vehicle can't weigh more than 7000lbs otherwise you need the truck drivers license i mentioned before.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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My 2500HD with a 1000 pound steel dump insert installed weighs only 6400 pounds. It is however a regular cab gas engine. Is the 7K limit empty or loaded?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:18 AM
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DR Equipment made a lightweight unit that could dump #3500.

This is all I could find on there website.
http://www.drpower.com/twoStepInquir..._advertising_a
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