Interesting enough, I own a 99 Ram 3500 diesel flatbed dump. I had it at the dump yesterday and it scaled at 8500 lbs empty. The door sticker GVWR is 10,500. 2k lb legal load capacity??? 40 bags of mulch? Not even allowed to carry a full skid of salt.... I was actually amazed at what legally I am allowed to carry on that truck. I checked and newer one ton dumps GVWR aren't much more. I think a 550/5500 would be ideal, if not medium duty.