Dump insert

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerbrad, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've got a Stahl service body on my truck right now and really want to put a dump insert in it for leaf clean-ups. So far I haven't been able to find one that will fit in a service body. The only thing that I have found is a service/dump body combo. Does anyone know if there is a company that makes one?
     
  2. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
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    i dont know of anything on the market. could a load handler be modified to fit? thats about the only thing i can think of.
     
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    A load handler could be modified but I would rather go with a dump insert if I can because the capacity would be greater.
     
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah, thats all i know of though, unless you REALLY modified a dump insert. it doesnt seem to me that all this is worth the hassle, there isnt that much room in a stahl body for leaves anyway...
     
  5. mowerbrad

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    I'd build up sides on the dump insert so I would have a leaf box. So far I can't find any insert that will fit my service body, and modifying a dump insert seems like too much of a hassle than what it is really worth.
     
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
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    it just seems so narrow between the sides to me (the center "bed" of the stahl body). even w/ the high sides it seems small
     
  7. tilawn

    tilawn LawnSite Member
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    I believe ttruckcraft has an insert for service bodies.
     
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    now dont make fun of me, but i made my own dump bed insert for my truck. a few pieces of osb a couple of pieces of metal and a winch and there you go. i will post some pics when i get a chance. its ugly but if it can dump the leaves then its alright. anyone else attempt to build their own dump insert?
     
  9. t j lawn care

    t j lawn care LawnSite Member
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  10. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think those are neat, the inserts that is. I may get one if I ever have a 250 or 350. I don't think it would look good on a 1/2 ton
     

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