Dump inserts??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Shuter, May 7, 2004.

  1. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am thinking of installing a dump insert in my Chevy HD2500. Any opinions on inserts?? Thanks
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was very interested in a insert for my truck, but I had some time this winter, and checked them out. The ezdumper was the one I checked into. The problem I have found is that you are limited to the total weight of your vehicle and for my dodge, it was a little over 2500 lbs after the weight of the dump insert and truck. Not much mulch there. So I am going to get me a dump trailer, you cam put a lot more weight in the trailer, with the proper hitch, etc.
    I guess if you were not planning on putting a lot of material in there you would be alright.
    Just my 2cents worth.
     
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I was very interested in a insert for my truck, but I had some time this winter, and checked them out. The ezdumper was the one I checked into. The problem I have found is that you are limited to the total weight of your vehicle and for my dodge, it was a little over 2500 lbs after the weight of the dump insert and truck. Not much mulch there. So I am going to get me a dump trailer, you cam put a lot more weight in the trailer, with the proper hitch, etc.
    I guess if you were not planning on putting a lot of material in there you would be alright. There are numerous posts about these dump inserts here and could give you a little more insight.
    Just my 2cents worth.
     
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I put a ez dump on a old trailer I had, mainly for clean-ups, but can take box off and put shorter sides on.

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  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    EZ-dumper here.

    Can't hardely compare a dump insert to a dump trailer. They are completely different "tools". Sure, they are great for hauling (towing) large/heavy loads, but what if you still need to carry other tools (mower etc) to the jobsite. For smaller loads, a dump insert works great IMO.

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  6. JCKL

    JCKL LawnSite Member
    from Ma.
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    How much do the dump inserts usually go for?
     
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    1500-1700, and more, I believe Mine was 1549.00
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    As little as $2,000 for a basic model EZDump with no accessories (tarp, headboard).
     
  9. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    GLS, looks like a Chevy?? Is ist a 2500 or 3500?? Mine is a 2500 that I want the insert for. I also use a dump trailer now so I know the different applications. My trailer is a deck-over so I have to use planks for the mowers. An insert would allow me to use a smaller trailer, put still have somewhere to put the clippings and easliy get rid of them.
     
  10. Krimick

    Krimick LawnSite Member
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    I just bought my insert (Downeaster version) for my GMC 2500HD 2 weeks ago and I would definetly recommend them.

    My main concern was looking for a quick way to empty clippings and leaves and it certainly does that. I also do a fair bit of gravel work and my recent load topped out at 1890kg or 4150 of material.

    If your main priority is leaves and grass, then you will be fine with the 2500HD. If you haul some heavier material, I would recommend adding some type of additional springs. I have 6 leaf springs on my truck right now as well as a set of Timbrens. The truck is still sagging more than I would like though, so I will be adding a set of overload springs too.
     

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