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Aluminum Dump Bed

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DIG'EM, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. DIG'EM

    DIG'EM Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Ive got a f450. would like an aluminum dump bed,with a telescopic hoist help me out.
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Well there is a guy over in princton ,Ma that custom make dump beds most on fords that I hav seen I think that his web site is www.road-craft.com shows you alot of bodies all out of alumminum.
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    EBY also makes aluminum bodies. I beleive they are a livestock equipment company, but I have a 8'x8' flatbed with scissors hoist. It is a nice unit.
    Smith also makes a stainless unit that I believe is telescoping.
    I saw one at the Big E fair on 9-29-01
    Dino
     
  4. DIG'EM

    DIG'EM Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    what do you think the price on an aluminum bed is . what do you think the weight difference will be ?
     
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I never priced one but I just got a price on an 8' airflow body steel with all the equipment needed for it to dump installed and painted for $4,400 now alluminum I would think would be more so I would take aguess and say $600-$1,000 more than the steel body that I just quoted.As far as wieght they are about 600Lb lighter I think.Best think to do would be to call your local truck bodie distributer for more percise answers then you will get better pricing and options for it.