Need some opinions with flat bed dump.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by caseysmowing, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm wanting a metal barn door/ spreader tailgate. Then doing treated sides not sure how high yet. Also would like to put a hitch on so I can tow a small trailer. Using dump for mulch, leaves, and rock.
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  2. caseysmowing

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    Also if you know of a place that sells a two or three way tailgate kit. Or the hoop kits with mesh tarps. Thank you.
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  3. Chris_NC06

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  4. caseysmowing

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    Hoop systems looks like they would work. Talking with local shop in the next day or so. Haven't found much for 2-3 way tailgates on the net. Thank you for the link.
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  5. caseysmowing

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    Local fab shop wanted 1500 for a fold down/ gravel tailgate. Seems high but never had to get anything like this done.
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  6. wahlturfcare

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    Whats the dimensions that you are wanting for the tailgate? that price does seem a bit high.
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  7. White Gardens

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    Are you better off finding a mason dump with drop sides, then selling off the flatbed?



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  8. caseysmowing

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    That price was for a 2ft tall gate. Not sure what a 14ft mason bed would cost. Do you have a ballpark figure? Getting a second quote from another fab shop to do 4ft sides with the barn door/ spreader tailgate.
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  9. White Gardens

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  10. caseysmowing

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    Tired of waiting on fab shops to get back with me! This will due for now and maybe for good. Thanks for the help everyone. Happy mulching!

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