Basic Chassis Cab to PTO Dump Conversion

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    If I found a good deal on a basic truck would this be worth doing?
     
  2. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
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    A truck that is set up will be a much better value.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    This would depend mostly on if the tranny has provisions for a PTO. A manual tranny is usually easier than an Auto
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just run an electric pump, power up, gravity down.
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  5. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
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    Yuck.

    If the tranny has provisions for it, do the PTO driven pump. If you are hoisting a lot of weight, it will be way faster.
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Ive heard pto is alot better, especially on larger trucks. Im going to get a 26 gvw.
     
  7. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
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    what I meant was buy a truck with a bed on it. I priced a 14' dump recently and it was 7k or so depending on how it was set up you add a 10k truck to that and you got 17k. If you can find a similar truck that has a bed on it you can buy it for 12 to 14 and put it to work tomorrow.
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    so your saying, find a dump truck and sell the dump and put the hook system on.
     
  9. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
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    It would probably be much easier and cheaper to install a belt driven hydraulic pump if you don't necessarily need all of the power a PTO unit can produce. The belt driven pump would work much better than an electric unit at least.
     
  10. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
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    Nothing to it really. Any truck that size should have a PTO provision off of the side of the tranny. We did the same thing about 10 years ago with an International 4700. IIRC, the PTO drive & pump was around $500 or so. Then you obviously need to purchase a hoist package (this had the tank, valves, control, etc..) and a dump box. It's been so long and we did the install ourselves, so I won't through a total number out there. I could probably find the old invoice if you're interested though.
     

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