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Dump insert

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MysticLandscape, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    How do you guys think a 1996 F-150 would handle and ez dump? I would in stall airbags on the rear axle. Is has the 351 motor.
  2. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    The airbags will keep the truck from sagging, but the rest of the truck will suffer if you put more than around 1500 lbs. in the insert. The weight will be hard on the rear axle bearings, and your brakes will wear out faster. If you're going to invest in a dump insert, it would be money well spent to trade up to a HD 3/4 or 1 ton truck. You'll have about double the usuable payload.
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    A dumper in a 1/2 ton is going to wear it out fast. Before you buy an insert, you need to know how much the truck can legally carry with a dump insert. Take your truck to a scale, weigh it and add 700-1000 lbs, subtract that number from your GVW and that's how much you can legally haul with a dumper. My guess is about 500-750 lbs.
  4. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 91

    If your interested in one I have a E-Z Dumper,cab shield,tarp and roller kit,painted side boards only used a few times need to sell it[sold the truck it was in]make me a offer.I'm in CT
  5. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    have any pictures of the ez dumper? how much do you want for it? thanks!
  6. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 91

    Its posted on plowsite.com under equipment for sale[dump insert]their is a pic on there.

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