Dump Body

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CLC, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Im looking at new Dump Body's What is the standard "yardage" of the bed?
  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    What chassis? What wheelbase? What's the intended use?
  3. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Look in the Truck Forum of this website, I've been reading alot there about dump body's and such.
    Do a search :cool:
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    It basically depends on the size of your cab and chassis. Im picking up a Mits C/O with a Reading Landscape dump body, which, volume wise, can hold over 14 yards. Most Mason dumps hold 3-5 yards.
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The dump box on my previous truck was 12x7.5 with 20" sides it would hold 3 yards but it was overloading the truck when I hauled gravel or moist topsoil. You can have a box that will haul alot of light bulky material but you really have watch on loading aggregate materials. With my previous truck which was a 88 F-Superduty I came out of the gravel pit with 9000lbs on the truck a little too much weight I liked to keep the loads around 6000lbs.

    With a 8 foot box you can fill it full and the truck will be at the right weight if you have a 10-12 you will have to know your material weights as it will be real easy to overload the truck.

    Personally I wouldn't have a truck with a 8 foot box as I haul lumber so a 8 foot box isn't anygood for hauling 20 foot long wood. I also haul rubbish which is light usually you can't get enough on the truck to overload the truck it does have one benefit I make more money the customer pays for two trips instead of one :D

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