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dump kits

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I don't want an insert and putting a dump body on adds weight and kills fueal and pay load. all this is gonna do is dump grass clippings and leaves period. Has anyone put a hoist under their factory bed and made into a dump bed. what do i need to know i found kits from 800 to 1200. any previous experience or knowledge or slight modifications would be appreciated.
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    I was thinking about doing that but then thought abought the bed and how it probobly isn't sturdy enough for what I was goimg to put in it. For grass clippings it should be fine though. I personaly prefer Truckcrafts aluminum insert.
  3. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I'm interested in the stock body inserts as well. They can hoist a ton if you have a 1 ton truck so that dosen't matter, they will be sturdy enough.
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Just dont load anything too heavy, it'll twist your bed.
  5. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    Thats exactly what I meant.

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