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Old 03-17-2004, 12:45 PM
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dump inserts

Do any of you guys use those dump inserts in your trucks? I am thinking of putting one in my truck and wanted your opinions on them.

http://www.sandspreader.com/dumpinserts.shtml
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:18 PM
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Searching just "titles only", I came up with:

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You'd get even more if you searched "entire threads".
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:18 PM
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Yep. Made by EZ-dumper...works great. I would highly recommend them. I might consider a stainless version next time though. Either that or line-x it. Mine is starting to form some rust, has some holes on the siderails. Not sure how much longer it's gonna hold up. It has lasted 10 years though without problems.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:24 PM
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Thanks GLS.

How does your truck handle loads? (loam for example)
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:45 PM
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Truck handles loads just fine. I can put 5 yards of mulch in the back with sides. I've had 4 yards of compost in it. Topsoil I only put about 2 yards (wet topsoil) in. I usually keep it under 2 tons, but i've had 2.35 tons of material in it.

I also have a set of overload springs to keep the truck from sagging a lot. I have a pic if you want to see it.

Here is the latest load of material. Dirt/sod mixture from re-edging flower beds.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:50 PM
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Also, what size of truck do you have; 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton? I wouldn't suggest using a half ton, especially if you'll be loading it with loam.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:50 PM
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How much do these dump inserts run? I was thinking of getting a dump trailer but the dump insert intrigues me also. Just wondering what they tend to run?
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:55 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by GLS
Truck handles loads just fine. I can put 5 yards of mulch in the back with sides. I've had 4 yards of compost in it. Topsoil I only put about 2 yards (wet topsoil) in. I usually keep it under 2 tons, but i've had 2.35 tons of material in it.

I also have a set of overload springs to keep the truck from sagging a lot. I have a pic if you want to see it.

Here is the latest load of material. Dirt/sod mixture from re-edging flower beds.
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I am getting one next week myself. I like the ramp you built. What size board is it...2x6...2x8...2x10? Also, what is the length? Thanks
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:04 PM
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How much do these dump inserts run? I was thinking of getting a dump trailer but the dump insert intrigues me also. Just wondering what they tend to run?

Our E-Z dumper with cab protector cost us almost 2,000 even. It took a few hours to get it bolted into the bed, but it was one of the best investments we ever made.

We put it into the back of a 1990 F350 Single rear wheel. It's not a very lightweight insert, but a one ton will handle it with a load just fine.

Todd
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:25 PM
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Thanks TerraCare. I am gonna look into this before spending more money on a dump trailer.
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