Ever see or build a dump truck like this?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by IMAGE, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134


    I want to be able to dump from a truck directly into a dumpster, and unfortunately all dump inserts or regular dump trucks all dump to low to get it into the dumpster.

    In searching google I found the above pic, and i think it would work great for me. I'm thinking of building a custom one like pictured for a truck. Does anyone have any experience with this design that can list pros and cons?

    The biggest con I see about it is that it would have a limited lift weight capacity. I'll always have loads under 1000 lbs in it, so that should be ok.
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,969

    Those tires look awfully small to be on a street truck, or would you just have it at the yard?

    It would be a neat conversation point, and probably fun to drive around.
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    what is that a cushman? nice
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    oh sorry, no I dont want the truck like that lol. I just want a Dump Box like that on a Normal Truck. Rereading my first post i see it had it worded all wrong. (had it right in my head, just didnt get it all out lol)

    I just want to build a dump box on a regular truck that dumps like that one does, instead of a normal scissor hoist. Notice how the pivot point is up high, instead of at frame height. I could build a dump box styled after that one, that would clear a dumpster.

    So what I meant to ask was pros and cons on that style of dump box, not on that truck that its on.
  5. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    We have small trucks like toyotas and ford rangers like that here in Tulsa. Trash haulers use them so they can dump into the lower 20 yard dumpsters. Looks neat, but not much weight capacity.
  6. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    Do u know a brand name for the company making those bodys for rangers? i'm not finding much info on them. i found Pak-mor makes one, but pretty spendy.
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  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Perhaps a bucket loader would be easier, one of
    the cons I can see is that dump bed is awful high up,
    how do you get the stuff IN the bed?

    They really should paint those evi's pink.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  8. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    isn't there a manufacturer called switch-n-go ?
  9. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    Not sure of who makes them, just assumed the trash haulers did?!?
  10. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Why don't you dig a gradual pit that that the dumpster sits in? Deep enough for the back of the gate to clear the side of the dumpster. And in the front have it a gradual incline/decline for the rollback to come and get it.

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