dump insert wont work

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by troblandscape, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    When I press the button for the dump insert to go up nothing happens. I bought a new switch and inspected alll of the wiring. I just cant get to the motor or the wiring underneath the dump because it wont go up!!! So does this mean I have to take it out? How will I be able to get it out if the dump wont go up to get to the bolts that hold it in the bed? Thanx for your help :dizzy:
     
  2. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ground problem, attach a jumper cable to the metal dump body directly, then to your negative batt terminal. Then try.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    If that doesnt work, disconnect the piston and pull under a tree and use a chainfall to raise the body . Chock it safely and check your wiring
     
  4. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
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    What kinda of insert is it (truck Craft EZ Dumper)?
     
  5. troblandscape

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    It is an Ez dumper. It is an early model, I would say early 90's. I does not have the in cab control.
     
  6. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
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    sounds like a ground or a corroded battery terminal. I agree with jumping the ground and going right to the motor of the unit. The problem is raising the unit in the air. Where are you located in Montgomery county?
     
  7. troblandscape

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    Yeah I am in Willow Grove 19090, I think the corrosion sounds right on the ground wire, because I had alot of rock salt in the truck during the winter. I wont be able to get to the motor of the unit because the dump wont go up. I am going out right now to try. I will let you know. I really appreciate the input guys! :D
     
  8. troblandscape

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    Well I tried running the jumper cable from where I grounded on the chassis to the ground on the battery and no go... I cant disconnect the raise piston on the dumper unless the dump is up. I really think the problem is the wire connections on the motor, but again I can't get to the motor. I guess I have to take the whole thing out. :cry:
     
  9. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
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    Do you have a come-along and some chains. You should be able to find a strong tree and hoist the dump body right on up.
     
  10. troblandscape

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    That wont break the piston
     

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