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Old 06-27-2004, 04:17 PM
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bed that dumps, or EZ dumper

i have a 1996 F-350, 460, manual. My question is what is better making the bed dump, with a hydro, or having a EZ dumper in the bed?
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Old 06-27-2004, 04:22 PM
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I have the E-Z Dumper and love it.
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Old 06-28-2004, 09:22 AM
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I debated this same question earlier this year. After reading tons of old threads I desided on an e-z dumper. I have not one regrat!!!!!
1. Your truck bed was not designed to be a dump body. It will tweek real easy not sit right on the frame.
2. You really will not save much after spending a ton of time strengthening the body.
3. You will not be able to dump as much weight.
4. The e-z dumper can come out and go into any new truck you buy!!!
5. It takes about 1 1/2 hour to install the e-z so you'll be working it in a couple hours, no down time fabricating the truck body!!

Rich & Gall's has some nice pictures if you do a search. I bought the e-z headboard and made side boards with PT decking. The bottom 2 the lenth of the body and the top one cut back about a foot. The top one and middle have the top of the end trimmed at 45 degrees just to give it a nice look. I believe Gall has a picture of his side boards (I thick it was his I copied). I also added a roll up tarp to mine which I love!! I picked it up at a truck shop and it cost less then 1/2 what e-z dumper wanted.

I usually haul 3.5 yards of mulch in mine but it will hold much more. I've got an F-250 extended cab diesel so I don't want to overload it to much.

Wish I had a pic but don't have a digital camera yet.

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Old 06-29-2004, 09:20 PM
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Whats the tag on an e-z dump?
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Old 06-29-2004, 09:37 PM
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I payed $2200.00 installed with the head board and roll tarp.
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:18 PM
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4. The e-z dumper can come out and go into any new truck you buy!!!
5. It takes about 1 1/2 hour to install the e-z so you'll be working it in a couple hours, no down time fabricating the truck body!!
selnoil, how heavy is the dump body, if it only takes a short time to transfer it to another truck? Can a couple of guys lift it? Or do you need some type of hoist?
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:43 PM
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Adam, It's not the bad i think it's 600lbs to 650lbs. If you where going to move it by hand i think it would take 6 guys to pick it up.
I just took mine out the other day and with 2 guy we couldn't even slide it out. we had to get a flat bed tow truck to pull it out.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:46 PM
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6 guys probably could then. does that change the status if the pick up truck, as far as registering it? would you need commercial plates, and have to letter it. i know on the form, it aks if vehicle has been "modified to change status"? would love to leave regular plates on, and just letter the trailer nice. Parking here kills me since commercial can not be left on public streets overnight.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:54 PM
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Installation/Removal of ez-dumper isnt' too difficult IMO. We take ours out for winter and it only takes 2 guys. Here is our procedure:

1) Take out 4 bolts
2) Unhook wires from battery
3) Slide the unit out about halfway (2 guys is enough)
4) Place the back end of the dumper on a sawhorse
5) Have one person hold the dumper (or secure it with something to keep it in place) while the other guy drives the truck away
6) Place a second sawhorse under the front

Very simple. Just leave it on the horses and there is no heavy lifting involved.


I snapped this when we repainted it...
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:03 PM
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To the original question, I would go with the ez-dumper rather than modifying the original bed. For ~$2000, I don't think it's worth messing with the stock bed.
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