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Need some help finding dump kit

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnpropm, May 27, 2012.

  1. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    Need some recommendations on dump kits for the truck. Its a 2000 ford f350 with the V10 engine. The box on the truck is 8W x 12L. Took some measurements and I can hold 10 yds of mulch. That's mostly what ill be moving mulch, brush, trimmings, maybe a lil dirt, maybe a lil gravel. I've been told to go with a 7 ton hoist but im wondering if I can get away with a 5 ton? Any other advice will be appreciated as well.
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  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,593

    What's the price difference from 5 to 7 tons? I have 3 dump trucks the newest is on a 4500 and its 12 tons. And that still labors to lift 7000-10000 pounds she has never refused so for that truck it seems to be a good fit. But on my two 3500s one is diffidently stronger then the other but both have refused to lift heavy loads. And while off hand I don't know their ratings id guess the weak one is 3 and the stronger one is 5 or 6. So if its not much more go with the heavier duty one you got a 12 foot bed and loads weigh a lot more on the lift up front then by the tail gate.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    10 yards of mulch in a one ton tk......I think that may be a little off.
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  4. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most of the yards around here run one tons I just got the truck only load I had in there was 4 yards and a pallet of sod. I couldn't tell it was in there.
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  5. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Pierce Hefty Hoist 5 ton is $1,499 the 7.5 ton is $1,799
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  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not what I meant how can you fit 10 yards, into a pickup truck? I would have to see that
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  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    10 yards would fit if he had 3' sides but that is alot of weight on a 1 ton truck.
     
  8. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea it has 3' side and did the math thats how I figured I can hold 10 yds. Just hadn't loaded it down yet
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  9. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would love to see a pic. Of 10 yards of mulch in a pickup
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  10. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm assuming it is a dump truck as he stated the box was 8W x 12L.

    Even still it's probably quite a load for a 1 ton dump truck, especially if the mulch is a litte damp or wet.
     

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