Dump Bodies?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wayne Landscaping, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Im lookin to get a chassis f550 with a dump body and i dont know how to get them or how to put them on, cause someone who has one help me out, would u reccomend one specific brand, and how much have u paid for them? thanks
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    A good brand is Rugby, they make great bodies.
  3. freddy123252

    freddy123252 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    you almost have to have them put on professionally
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Actually Henderson makes the better dump bodies they use a better hoist I would stay away from scissor hoists they add weight to the truck and they add loading height. A Henderson body uses a telescoping hoist it will bend the truck frame before it powers out.

    If you are going to get a F-550 get a truck with a 84 cab axle or a regular cab 165 wheelbase and a 11' box it will carry more and the truck will ride better being a longer wheelbase. A F-550 short wheebase with a 8 or 9 foot box would ride pretty rough.

    As for installing a dump box its not too bad the 99 and newer F-450 and 550 have straight frame rails so its easy to mount a body. It shouldn't take anymore than a day to have a box installed and hydraulics hooked up.
    With a F-550 I would consider having PTO hydraulics or a clutch pump your dumping a good chunk of weight a 12 volt hyraulic pump may not do it.
  5. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    thanks guys
  6. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    For dump bodies find a crysteel dealer you will be very very happy with them

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