Cabover's Isuzu, gmc

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HOLLYWOOD6973, May 26, 2008.

  1. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Posts: 76

    Hi guys.


    I'm Getting a w5500 GMC cabover with a 109Wb. The body CO. says I can fit

    a 12ft dump body on this chassis with a plate hitch.

    Does any one have a 12 ft bed with a hitch on theirs?
    And what's your thoughts?
    Thanks.:weightlifter:
     
  2. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Are you sure that that is the wheel base. It sounds like the CA (cab to axle distance).

    That would be very close to the CA on my Isuzu FRR ...same truck as your W5500. Yes, it will handle a 12' dump body. I don't think that is a wheelbase dim. since the cab is 6' long.
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    I have a short W/B Mitsi with a 10' dump body. There is not enough over hang in the back. If it gets loaded too far forward, 2+ yards stone or top soil, the hoist will not pick it up. Be sure to get a smooth steel floor so your loads will slide off easy.
     
  4. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Posts: 76

    Yes the Wheel Base is 109" the C.A. is 88"
     
  5. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Wow....;).....that's short.....................
     
  6. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    A 12' dump on a chassis with a CA of 88" seems wrong. Where are the hinge pins located? That puts the tailgate 56" behind the end of the chassis.......:confused:
     
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    The Chevy W-series 5500 is the same as an Isuzu NRR, not the F-series. The front axle is set back further on the cab, which is why the cab/axle-wheelbase difference is so small.
     
  8. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Ahhhhhh......my mistake...........it was the WT5500 I was thinking about.:)
     
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    I have 2 W4500s with 109" Wheel bases. You will only be able to get a 10' box at best on your truck there.
     

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