Dump Kit

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jazak, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Hey guys I'm looking @ purchasing an 05 2500 GMC 4x4. I want to put a dump kit in NOT an insert. Do you guys have any sugestions or know any good manufacturers.
     
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Here is the pick of one of the 2 trucks I'm looking @ the other is exactly the same just tan.
     
  3. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    My question is why? Why a dump kit over an insert?

    Second if you go with the dump kit get have the bed reinforced or my bet is you'll ruin the bed!

    Northern tool has one for like $900
     
  4. I've been doing it for years and never once "ruined" a bed. :weightlifter: If you can weld you can buy a kit and do it yourself. If not, ask your local truck dealer who does his hoists. I just got a price of 2400.00. :dizzy: It might be a little high though. Should be able to get it done for 1800.00 or so.
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    Maybe I got confused, but does he want a hoist with a flatbed or just one of those kits that you bolt to the frame and the pick-up bed?

    I thought he meant this:
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  6. I think thats what he's talking about neuswede. Your right, the kits start at 900.00. To have it done its around 1800.00. Have you seen beds messed up because of the hoist?
     
  7. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    Yup, I saw a guy one day when I was getting mulch, he was putting it in his bed and I asked him about the rack he built and he told me that it was built to make his bed stronger for the hoist he had, he said he put it on the stock bed and ran it and within the first year destroyed the bed from the weight all he was hauling was mulch and grass and leaves.
    had to buy a new bed and had it all reinforced underneathe and then had the rack and rails welded to stop it from bending out.
    This was on a 96 3500 GMC SRW.
    I don't know from experience just going on what I heard!
     
  8. WOW, I've loaded mine down with rock, dirt,sand grass etc. and never had a problem.:nono: Well,I did have a hinge break on time but never any problems with the bed itself. I've actually had it so loaded down the hoist couldn't lift it!:weightlifter:
     
  9. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    1) I want the truck to look like a pickup so I can use it for personal use.
    2)I used to be a welder so I know jow to rienforce the bed.
    3)I want a hoist NOT a flatbed
    I just wanted to know what you guys had to say and know if anyone prefered a manufacturer over another.
     
  10. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    wow, where can I get that Kit. I love the idea, even if I have to reinforce the bed. You say northern tool......are they online?
     

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