Dump beds

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cclllc, Oct 22, 2000.

  1. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am interested in putting a dump bed on my 85 one ton.Any thoughts?Thanks in advance.john
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
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    I installed a crysteel dump body with fold down sides, and I love it. If there is one feature to get, it is fold down sides. Its like having 2 bodies in one. Another option is the Stahl unit that has a utility body outside with a dump insert. It is a lot of money, but again one truck doing the work of two.
    If I were to really dream big, a swap laoder system is tops. Any body you want on and off in less than 1 min.
    Dino
     
  3. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whatever I get I'm going to have to install the hydraulics too.Thoughts on that also.
     
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is your 1 ton a pickup or C&C? The frames are different on the two.

    (This is my 1000th post, though I like to think in terms of quality not quantity!)
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    Well depending on trans type, you have two options. PTO driven off a manual tranny, or electric over hydro. Electric will be more cost effective, any body out fitter should be able to price a system for you. The body with hydro will set you back 3-5K depending on options.
    Dino
     
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have seen and Airflow body and i thought that they are pretty good 9' with the low sides can build them up with wood and gussets plus the tail gate has pins on springs that can be opened by hand and not having to take a hammer to get them out to drop it.Take a look at them think that you will like them.
     
  7. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry guys.My truck is an 85 c-30 1 ton.It has the regular duelly bed now.It has a turbo 400 trans.mated with 454 big block.Hope this helps.
     
  8. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you should tru one of those slide in beds
     
  9. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    Cat320, do you know what airflow's web address is?

    Geoff
     
  10. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Geoff i can't find their webb address but i got phone # it's 607-522-3574 address is

    Air-Flow Manufacturing
    1 Main St
    Prattsburgh,NY 14873


    You want to ask for Pro-Class Dump body with the quick latch tailgate .
    body lenght comes in 8',9'10',11' from 2 yd to 4yd hope this helps you out .
     

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