Regular truck bed lifts

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CTmower, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

  2. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    They work alright but your truck bed is not strong enough to take the abuse of all the weight going up and down.
  3. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

    I was thinking about getting it just for the small mulch jobs i do.. I figure it i build some sides out of 2x10's i should be able to fit about 3 yards or so in the back.. What negative effects would it have on my bed??
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    well they work good but bear in mind when you load them it is a water level load !if you put all the weight up front you will bend the bed , if they make them get some longitudinal supports for the bed it will stiffen it up if they don't better make them your self , and keep the rear hinge pivots and hoist pivot's greased . put a plastic bedliner in it .
  5. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I always thought these were neat. How would your gas tank work??
  7. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    I have seen first hand what happens to a truck bed with one of those systems. It may work for some people but 2 guys here had them on their trucks and all cracked along the bed sides along the spot welds and at the corner from twisting. Might check out a dump insert
  8. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    under bed Host's are nice for people that do not use them really hard ,that is why you have to stiffen the bed with longitudinal supports ,and they dont like the taller profile of the dump insert .

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