Anyone have aluminum dump?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Im wondering how much weight is saved with a heavy duty 10 ft alum dump body. over steel Just found out my 33k truck weighs over 18k lol.
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i wish i would have seen that post sooner, i would have told you that truck was a steaming pile of shet. Yes, it looks cool but worthless as tits on a nun.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    lol why? just the weight?
     
  4. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dig out of the back of my truck with my excavator frequently, I think aluminum would not hold up well to that abuse.
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    I did that with the truck wednesday and was thinking the same thing. And 18k is without the plow mount on. I took that off. It weighed 1000 + Its a full sander body but besides that it seems to be thicker steel than normal for this size truck. 15000 payload seems a little low. Shouldnt a single axle have around 19k of payload"?
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Our 750 weighs in at around 15600 cummins and Allison auto dump
    Our c7500 Kodak weight 16500 12' flat deck, crewcab, cat c7 and eaton 10speed
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  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    ya thats what I thought.

    So no one has big aluminum dumps? I see alot of tri's on the road with alum
     
  8. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 750 with a 14 foot alum body. Check my other threads there's tons of pics.
     
  9. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    If its that heavy it's probably a Hardox steel body the s/a's we have at work the load weight is between 9 and 11 tons with stainless steel bodies depending on the manufacturer of truck the steel body's are mostly 8 ton load outs. Light weight just going from memory on my international workstar is 14400 and change. Aluminum bodies are good for cr-6 and small material and that's about it any large rocks and debris will tear the hell out of them.
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  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    you could probably line one and still be in better shape weight wise. i wish my load weight was 11 ton!
     

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