How dificult is it to make a flat bed dump?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MacLawnCo, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ive looked at this truck, and half way considering purchasing it. Only concern is that the bed doesnt dump. Is it that dificult to install a hoist or whatnot? Would you buy this if i told you it was only $4k?

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  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    another view

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  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    I think alot of us are considering a dump this time of year with all the leaves and mulch jobs. I have looked at several flat beds also and have the same concerns. Hope someone can give advice.
     
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Any good upfitter should be able to make it dump for less than 3K

    Geoff
     
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    i have been looking at a 90' f-super duty
    7.3 non turbo 5 sp with a flat bed
    and wondered the same.
    i think i can get this one
    for $3500
     
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. sunny

    sunny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    MacLawnCo,
    I just posted about the wheel base on the same truck. It looks just like the one I have now! Please let me know how you make out with yours because Im in the same position. I would love to make mine a dump as well. :)
     
  8. Turf n Dirt

    Turf n Dirt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Indian Valley in Texas has hydraulic kits that will turn any truck into a dump truck. I just installed one one my 1/2 ton chevy with air springs installed on the rear. The kit dumps the factory bed. The kit is ~$900.00 with shipping for a 2 ton unit. I payed my neighbor for the install. Used it today and it saved alot of wook.
    I'll try to attach some pictures in the next week or so. The kit weighs ~400 pounds.:cool2:
     
  9. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    you mite call around to your local truck junk yards and see if they have any for sale. its not the hard to install if you have the tools
     

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