drilling holes in your truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by fga, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    anyone drill holes in your dump body for water to drain?? When we get rain, i get gallons and gallons of water. It soaks everthing i leave in my truck, like my mower or tools. was debating drilling a few small holes near the cab for it to drain, but don't want it to rust. But i guess standing water would rust also.....:rolleyes:
     
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tilt the bed up just a bit. We do this every night to keep the water running out the back.
     
  3. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
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    Doesn't that leave pressure on the hydralics and eventually cause more maintenance to the truck?
     
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we only tilt the dump up if we know it will rain...
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    You put a wood block bettween the box and the sub frame on the truck to support the box then the weight of the box is resting on the sub frame and the hoist is hanging. The other option is park your truck on a slope so the water runs out. You must have pretty water tite box or tailgate if it holds water.
     
  6. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
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    why don't you just lift the bed in the morning before you take off?
     

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