Plastic Floor on a dump bed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Doug Z., Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Doug Z.

    Doug Z. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    So, last year I built a dump druck. I bought an 88 Chevy c70 chasis. It needed a little work, but soild for the most part. I then found a used bed and hoist. The guy that I bought it from took the old wood sides, and old wood floor off. He didnt charge any labor to do it, and it made his job easier. I ran out of time last year to do it, but i was going to have the bed sandblasted and repainted, put a wood deck on it, and then weld a sheet of 1/4 inch steel on it. It never happened. I go the wood deck on and that was it(I did build the sides to).
    So, this year, I thought I'd put that sheet of plastic on it instead of messing around with the metal. What do you think?
    My other question is, do you bring seam to seam, or do you overlap them???
  2. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    you can install a liner, this will make material slide very easy. We had one on our 40 foot dump trailer and it made things great.
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Anybody know of liners that you could put in a 6x10 dump trailer?
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I bought sheet material in one piece. Cut it to size to fit the platform and used 1/4" bolts on the front end to hold in place. It expands and contracts a lot with the heat and cold. It was about $ 175.00 for 9'x12' piece 5 years ago. Its all scrached up now and material sticks when dumped.

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