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Dump bed or Flat bed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bbailey, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 115

    Its getting time to replace my dump bed on my F-350. It is in pretty rough shape! Torn between another dump bed or a flat bed for my truck.(the flat bed would also be a dump). Wondering what you guys thought and what you might have? The flat bed seems more universal if it had removable sides and such. Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance!!!
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Don't rule out a dump bed with fold down sides! Then you could have the best of both worlds.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Flat bed dumps for me. I made the sides in sections so one guy can remove them by him self.
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Flatbed with sides. Used quite that setup quite a bit. Works good most of the time.

    I have flatbed without a hoist on my old pickup
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    A Flat bed may be the way to go...welding the stake pockets on the side.
    Also you can make 2 diff size sides...say one set 2 feet high and a set 4 feet for your leaves and mulch...clean ups etc.
  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Dump bed with fold down sides.
  7. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    i think a dumping rack body will be my next truck. it will hold lots of grass clippings,mulch and hold a large leafbox in the fall.
  8. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    i would hve to say the flat bed with the dump

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