truck bed dump insert questions.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lovdasnow, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
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    hey guys, I do 99% landscape maintenance, very little construction. I think I've given in to wanting to buy a dump insert for my chev 2500. been using a load handler for years, and it won't pull out a heavy load of wet leaves if they get packed behind the wheel wells(which they do all the time).

    anyway, i've been looking around at truck craft inserts and the poly dumperdogg insert. your thoguhts?

    it seems like they take up a lot of bed space, and you couldn't carry nearly as much as in a normal truck bed? is that true, or is it not that big of a deal?

    also, what brands have done you guys well, as far as cost and longevity are concerned?

    thanks in advance for your input, it's much appreciated. ok, out the door for another day of leaves
     
  2. Ethanslawn

    Ethanslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    i just bought a used bri mar insert and its actually quite big you really dont loose that much space. And most are avg 2yrds and they will dump anything for the most part. Aslong as you dont over load it obviously and at that point your probably over the truck capacity. It makes life a lot easier leaves,mulch, anything you had to shovel it just dumps. the only compaint i have about the bri mar is that its power down, it not very fast and i have worked for a company who has ez dumpers and they are gravity down and they were beat the only things with ez dumper is its gravity down (quicker) and the tailgates are very strong theirs were bent out in the middle.
     
  3. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Truck craft with the telescoping piston are pretty nice. They sit low and doesnt look as f you would lose any space. We dont own one but my equipment dealer sells them. They look to be of nice quality for sure.
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  4. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    My cousin uses load handler & put plywood in his bed angled in from top of bed to floor to keep leaves from being behind wheel well.

    I just bought 8' EZ Dumper & you do lose bed space. If insert holds 2yds then I lost 1yd of space cuz I hauled 3yds in my truck before insert. Side boards will fix the space lost though. I put 29.5" side boards on my insert & think I will probably get 5-6yds on it. I also have 3/4 ton & will beef up leaf springs next season before mulch. I have a buddy that works at a spring shop, says it'll be more than 1 ton capacity.
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  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    I bought a used truckcraft alum insert works well. The ease of unloading makes up for for the loss of space.
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  6. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the feedback guys. i would love it find a good used one, but they seem a little harder to come by on the west coast. all of the ones I've found are over east.

    do you guys have any experience with the dumperdogg poly insert? i was looking into them more, but curious how tough the poly is, and how well it will hold up over time?
     
  7. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Havent seen a poly dump in person. I have looked at the dumper dogg insert and i would stick with truck craft or ez dump. Just my opinion.
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  8. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    You will be losing weight capacity, amount varies by insert.
     
  9. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
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    I've been looking at the EZ dump, truck craft and the z dump trying to get prices to determind what one I wanna go with. You will have to keep us updated.
     
  10. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
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    well, i think i've decided on a ez dump. i can't get truckcraft in my area at all. i called dumperdog and was not impressed with the distributor in my area, or the price or the weight of the unit. i think the steel was close to 1k pounds empty and the poly was over 1100 pounds.

    i'm going with ez dump, the distributor was super helpful, and cost for the unit and install was very reasonable.

    i'll try and check back in after a few months of using it to let you guys know what i think.

    thanks again for the help
     

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