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Short Bed Dump Insert in a Long Bed Truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BSDeality, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    has anyone ever attempted mounting a 6' EZ Dump into an 8' pickup bed? I run a LB f350, however I have a toolbox in the back, so I was thinking I could just mount the insert behind the box to keep the functionality of the box, but still have the conveinence of the dumper.

    I don't think weight distribution would be too much of an issue, I have loaded my truck up with gravel, mulch, firewood, trash, etc with my toolbox there and it handles fine.
    any thoughts?
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The one problem is you will never get enough load on the front axle you wouldn't think that 1.5 will make a difference but it does. I think you will find every load you haul you will have a light front end. Remember the insert adds another 800-1000lbs to the truck before you add any material in the box.
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Why not just get the 8ft bed and mount the toolbox in the insert? I have seen this setup on many dump inserts.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i think my diesel adds enough toe weight, lol.

    The only reason I was considering this is I saw a 6' ezdumper in the paper for $1k and thought it might be a good investment.

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