Dump Insert Price Check?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TriCountyLawn, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Just looking to see what you guys paid for your EZ Dumpers and your TruckCraft 8ft steel dump inserts. And if theres a big difference in quality between the two brands ?

  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    1st, don't buy a insert

    2nd, if you ignore the 1st, get an aluminum cause its 1/2 the weight

    3rd, you'll be close to your GVW with just the insert if not over depending on what you want to put it in

    4th, best advice on this..........buy a dump trailor for the same price, haul 3 times the weight and more of any material you want.........
  3. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    i disagree the dump insert is a great tool. i had a dump trailer and sold it to buy the dump insert. i found the dump trailer was useless because i couldn't haul mt equipment trailer and dump trailer at the same time.My EZ Dumper weighs in at 600 lbs my truck with the insert and me weighs in at 6950 lbs. my gvw is 8600 lbs that's 1700 lbs of cargo.
  4. freddy123252

    freddy123252 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    the ez-dumper 8 foot bed insert is $2,500
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Thanks for the resonse guys, The insert would be for grass clippings,mulch or small amounts of rock,sand,ect. The insert will go in my K2500 reg cab and will be getting a few extra leafs and timbrens (or somthing to that nature) in the rear.

    I agree about getting a dump trailer in terms of hauling heavier items, however I dont see a good dump trailer coming in at the same price as a dump insert.
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    A dump insert is a good addition to a heavy 3/4 ton or larger pickup. I can carry 2700 pounds in my Chevy 2500hd without violating any of the trucks capacities. With Timbrens added, it can carry 3,500 lbs. quite comfortably. I'm considering installing 19.5" Rickson wheels and HD tires to be able to carry payloads in the 4K range. A dump trailer will carry more weight, but you won't be able to place the load as easily and effectively as a solo pickup.
  7. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    If you going to keep a pickup truck for a few years, get the insert, you can always buy a trailer later and put the insert in that.

    My 99 350 diesel weighs in at 8500 lbs with insert and all landscaping tools under it, shovels 5 tarps, rakes hedger chain saw and a PAS serries echo.

    Its legal weight is 9900 lbs, I tagged it for 12,000. It hauls 4000 lbs fine, wouldent do it often but during leaf season, its needed. Im at the point of outgrowing the dump insert but i wont get rid of it for the world.

    Good luck, they are like 600 lbs dry and add sidebaords your about 800 900

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