Dump truck's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PA landscaper, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. PA landscaper

    PA landscaper LawnSite Member
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    just wondering on how many people use dump trucks for there lco, it seems that every one uses full size pickup's for those of you that use them what are the pro's amd con's
     
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    i run a couple of rackbody dumps. i like them better than the mason type dumps. Im mostly maintenance so im hauling mulch and light materials so the rack dumps have more volume capacity.
     
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Couldnt live without mine

    1 ton dump.jpg
     
  4. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    I have 2 pickups and a rackbody dump. I don't know how you can get by without one. I use mine everyday. The rack body is real nice for hauling light materials. I can get 10 yards of mulch on my truck, for bruch and leaves it's great too.
     
  5. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I use all rack dumps with couple of pickups for trailering and running around for small jobs. They make work faster and easier. I am considering to even get a bigger dump this year to trailer my bigger equipment.
     
  6. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    It depends on what yer situation is. If yer haulin mulch, dirt for installs etc...A dump is a must.

    I have a flat bed dump, that I can make in to whatever I want with just changin the sides. If I want a rack, I just put those sides on. If I want a mason dump, I put those sides on. If I am using it for leaf clean up, I put the box on..

    If yer just haulin a trailer, and cuttin, then ya prolly dont really need a dump. A dump will make you more versatile.....IMO
     

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