plastic dump insert for pu

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by east sooke man, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. east sooke man

    east sooke man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Has anyone had any experience with those dump pro truck inserts? They have a plastic box, are lighter than the steel ones, lift with an electric winch and rated at 3000 lbs which is close to what most pu's would be able to carry.I don't know what the price is yet, waiting to hear from them, but I was curious if anyone had any experience with them.
  2. pyrocare

    pyrocare LawnSite Member
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    I looked at it and got a price but I thought it was over priced for a non hydralic and a plastic box. They quoted me $1,999 plus what ever shipping would be.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    2K for a non hydraulic, plastic dump bed? Sounds like a waste of time. A good bed insert is only about $1500 more.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't bother with a plastic dump bed sounds a little hokey to me I would go with a regular slip in box. Maybe go visit Rebco in Coombs they maybe able to build you a slip in dump box or make one of their Rebco logger boxes to dump. Or go out to Del Hydraulics in Port Coquitlam just off of Kingsway ave and look at a little tipster.

    What size of truck do you plan on putting this on ?

    If its a 1/2 ton or a light 3/4 ton I wouldn't consider putting a slip in box on it because the truck isn't heavy enough.

    So has your snow disapeared yet on the big rock its still here on the Coast I wish it would disapear and we can have our West Coast rain back again.
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    i don't have experience with either, the steel or the plastic, but i imagine on a regular pick up, the payload would be more with the plastic for the obvious lighter bed. i was looking into the steel insert, but figured i would have about a yard dumping capacity left after the weight of the whole thing.. not worth it for me with a 1/2 ton series, but the plastic is interesting to me, i don't use the dump to often, mostly top soil here and there.

    let me know how you make out if you go that route
  7. east sooke man

    east sooke man LawnSite Member
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    I didn't know Rebco was in Coombs,was just there on friday. I plan on going to the landscaping expo at the PNE next weekend so I may check Del then.

    Our snow is mostly gone except as you go north towards the ferry orthe Malahat.My brother lives in Shawnigan Lake and he got two feet over 36 hours with his electricity out for 48. It almost makes me think I could make money with snow equipment but it's so infrequent I'd rather enjoy it from in front of my fireplace.

    I've got a 90 dodge 250 cummins but it has an ex cab so I've got a short box which might be a pain to find an insert to fit.
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    A truck with a short box will pose a problem but they probably make a 6' dump insert if it comes down to it and you really want a dump you may have to build a dump box to replace the P/U box.

    I wish the snow would disapear and guys that work in the excavation and landscaping fields can go back to work :cool2:
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I saw them last year at the GIE. Looks to be a well built dumper, uses a heavy duty Warn winch to make it raise. The owner quoted me around $2000 at the Gie in 2003 but he later sent me a brochure with a price of $1600. Seems like a good deal if you have a 1/2 ton truck. With a 3/4 ton or larger I would definately get a aluminum or steel Truckcraft or similiar.
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    east sooke man, EZ-Dump does make a 6' model for short beds. (Truckcraft may as well, can't remember).

    DCLS, like I said make sure you take shipping costs into account, because it is substantial. Wish I could remember what they quoted me for shipping. I just remember that when aded to the cost of the insert it was a good bit over the cost of a steel one (installed too) locally.

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