dump inserts

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Four Season's, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Four Season's

    Four Season's LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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  3. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep. Made by EZ-dumper...works great. I would highly recommend them. I might consider a stainless version next time though. Either that or line-x it. Mine is starting to form some rust, has some holes on the siderails. Not sure how much longer it's gonna hold up. It has lasted 10 years though without problems.

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  4. Four Season's

    Four Season's LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    Thanks GLS.

    How does your truck handle loads? (loam for example)
     
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Truck handles loads just fine. I can put 5 yards of mulch in the back with sides. I've had 4 yards of compost in it. Topsoil I only put about 2 yards (wet topsoil) in. I usually keep it under 2 tons, but i've had 2.35 tons of material in it.

    I also have a set of overload springs to keep the truck from sagging a lot. I have a pic if you want to see it.

    Here is the latest load of material. Dirt/sod mixture from re-edging flower beds.

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  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also, what size of truck do you have; 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton? I wouldn't suggest using a half ton, especially if you'll be loading it with loam.
     
  7. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
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    How much do these dump inserts run? I was thinking of getting a dump trailer but the dump insert intrigues me also. Just wondering what they tend to run?
     
  8. pines

    pines LawnSite Member
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  9. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our E-Z dumper with cab protector cost us almost 2,000 even. It took a few hours to get it bolted into the bed, but it was one of the best investments we ever made.

    We put it into the back of a 1990 F350 Single rear wheel. It's not a very lightweight insert, but a one ton will handle it with a load just fine.

    Todd
     
  10. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
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    Thanks TerraCare. I am gonna look into this before spending more money on a dump trailer.
     

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