Insert, cab shield, tarp kit, sideboard kit, installation, MD sales tax = $5,000.00. The unit is all aluminum/stainless steel. It will lift 5,000lbs and has a 47 degree dump angle. It has a 3 stage, 18 second lift cycle. This thing is fast. What I like about it most is I can buy the de-icer attachment and use it for spreading salt this winter. There are a couple of minor things I don't like; however the pros definitely out weight the cons. I need to paint the side boards and figure out how to put a rear door on it; and I am definitely going to test it out this weekend. I'm going to put a big, big, jag on it (jag=load, for non truck drivers )
Ya know Ken, ya got me thinking. With all the non-believers on this site (not you of course ) I figured I would have to prove myself. As you can see in the picture I have an F350 rated at 9900. I have the truck titled and tagged at 10000. I had some spring work done and that brought me at or over 10000. The only thing I need to do is get rid of the BF Goodrich's and change to an E-load rated Michelin. I am even considering a 19" wheel and tire combo which will allow me to get G-load rated tires.
Heron Cove, I am sure you are already aware of this but I will say it anyway. The 9900lbs is the trucks Gross Vehicle Weight. Therefore, take the 9900 and subtract the curb weight of the truck, dumper, yourself, and anything Else you have added and what your left with is your payload capacity. My Ram 2500 regular cab diesel 4X4 only had a payload of about 2500lbs or so and after adding my 750lb dump insert I have less than 1 ton "legal" payload leftover.
They are a nice body and like it was said you can add a deicer for another $4-5K that sits on the tailgate.But all and all it sits low to the bed and not high like others and the tailgate is set up like a regular p/u one with a latch in the center.I tell ya if it didn't cost so much I would of got one for my p/u .
Depends on your 3/4 ton. Do the math and find out how much of a load you could safely transport.
My 03 2500HD = 10000GVWR (better than a F350, he he he)
minus me - 180
minus insert -400
minus any additional tools and stuff in the cab -50
minus empty weight -4255
Equals 5115 lbs.
Also it is preferable to have a Chevy before attempting to do any real work, and that insert has real work written all over it.
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