Pick-up DUMP BED conversion

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GrassBustersLawn, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    Has anyone done the conversion to your bed making it a dump bed? Not the installation of a separate dump unit, but the placing of hydraulics under your existing bed? If so, how has it worked out for you?

    Mike
     
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    I have not done it, but seen a truck that had it done.


    The bed is not designed to work as a dump. It will twist and flex, resulting in cracks over the wheel opening.

    Most dumps have supports that run front to back. If you look at a pickup box, they run side to side, this leaves all the stress on the sides of thr bed.


    An ez dumper will save your truck!

    Adam
     
  3. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    for the amount that you will spend your better off putting a dump insert or removing the bed and putting a regular dump on.
     

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