Dump Truck with Gooseneck Hitch

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by trailbuilder, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone seen a smaller dump truck ...in the F 350-450-550 size, with a dump bed and a trap door with a gooseneck hitch below?
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    Yes, a friend of mine had one in the dump bed on his F450.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would like to see the same setup.
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    JABBERS LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    I would think there wouldn't be any room because of the hydraulics and the plate has to go on the frame.
  5. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
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    Yes. There is a company, I don't remember the name, that makes a scissor type hoist that is configured so that in some applications there is room for the gooseneck hitch plate. IIRC, the hoist system is kind of backward so it takes up the normally vacant room that is forward of a conventional scissor hoist.
  6. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the positive feedback, I will keep checking to see if I can find something.
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Come to think of it, there is a guy I see around my area with a F450 flatbed dump, I saw him dumping tree debris one day and a few days later saw him pulling a gooseneck dump trailer. Next time I see ill stop and ask him about the truck.
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  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    we've had 3 in the past nothing too it, just have the up fitter build it in
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Yes, the old work truck at the company I worked for has that setup. It is simple and the gooseneck ball does not effect hoist at all.

    The flatbed was made by Jensen. http://www.jensen-products.com/beds.htm
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,204

    I looked at a F350 a few years ago that had a flatbed dump with a gooseneck ball under the bed.

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