Do you raise your dump bed for the night??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    I've always seen/ passed other landscapers yards and some have their dump beds up......

    Whats the point?
    I also heard it was bad for the cylinder or something...
    Do you do it?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,250

    I've seen this all my life from dump operators, its so that the bed won't collect water when it rains. I agree seems like it would be better for the cylinder not to have to support that weight for extended periods of time.
  3. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I leave mine raised only if there is a good chance of rain. The water doesn't nessearily hurt the dump bed, but there is no need to leave the added weight of the collected water on the tires and suspension. Some units have "kick stand" you can use to take the stress off the cylinder if you raise the bed fully.

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