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dump insert

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by treadlite, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. treadlite

    treadlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    has anyone out there used a dump insert on a pickup?? If so, how much weight would it carry and how did it perform?? thanks
  2. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I got one in my 350, I can put 2 yards of stone in it, probably shouldnt do it often and i dont, but for cutting grass and mulch you cant beat it. I can put 5 yards of mulch in the back if I want. Just give yourself room when its loaded, like anything it takes alot more to stop it. I got pictures of it somewhere if you want to see it.
  3. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I have an EZ-dumper in my F-350. I use it mainly for grass clippings and leaves. I have hauled dirt in it but only filled it to the top of the side not up to the side boards. Once you start hauling dirt then a dump truck would be more efficiant since it has dual wheels and is built for that kind of weight.
  4. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    im getting mine one monday i getting it mainly for leaves. i paid 2800 after tax and installed
  5. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    I've got one in a Chevy 2500HD and I love it. I can haul 2800 lbs at the trucks max GVWR and on occaision have hauled 4000+. In your F350 DRW you will actually be able to carry more weight than an F350 cab/chassis with a dump box because the insert and pickup box combined weigh less than a commercial dump bed and hoist. I have a 5,000 lb. rated Maxidump. It's also available in a 10,000 lb. rated model. The inserts are not built as heavy as a commercial dump body but for debris, mulch and occasionally dirt and gravel they are great.
  6. amanda8950

    amanda8950 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Is EZ Dump the best around ? When I have seen dump inserts, that seems like what most guys have. I have looked at them but if I ever bite the bullet, would really like to get the stainless one - I think it's about another $1200. Does anyone know if you can rhino-line a dump insert like you can a bed ?
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I don't see why you couldn't line it. I think it would work fine.
  8. jfmx345

    jfmx345 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    I have a Downeaster dump insert in my 3500 dually. Works great for mulch. It hauls 5yds with the sides on, loads into a wheel barrow perfectly.
    I can legally haul 1.5tons, so it's not so great for stone.
    I have had 2.5 tons in and it dumped well.
    I also have a spray in bed liner in mine and couldn't be happier with it.
  9. amanda8950

    amanda8950 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    jfmx345 -

    where are you from in PA ? I'm about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh. Where did you get your insert ? Did you install or did they ? Can I ask a ballpark of what you paid ?
  10. jfmx345

    jfmx345 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 33

    I'm just outside of Harrisburg, I got mine @ Allpro in Mechanicsburg.
    Mine was $2500 installed. I think they may have gone up a little since I got mine. I also got my dump trailer from them. If you call them, ask for Ty. He is great to deal with.

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