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Ez dumper aluminum vs. steel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zierer89, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. zierer89

    zierer89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    So I have the option to buy either an aluminum dump insert or a steel one with about a 400 dollar price difference but the only thing I worry about is aluminum is softer metal and will be subject to stress tears easier but the plus side is its so much lighter than steel but I feel like steel is going to last longer in the long haul. Suggestions and pros/cons would greatly help gotta make a decision in 2 days
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  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Aluminum will always look new compared to steel that rusts. lighter saves fuel which is more money in your pocket.
     
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I've seen some that look really old and rusty. It makes the truck look old when really it's pretty new.
     
  4. zierer89

    zierer89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Yea but as long as you take care of your equipment u can keep rust to a minimum. What I'm really concerned about is strength of the materials.
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