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Bolting down dump body

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ticki2, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Anyone bolt down there dump body for winter spreader use ?
     
  2. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    What for ?:dizzy: I always put mine up a little for hosing out after a storm....
     
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    lock out

    hardly any body does but it's not a bad idea to do !some of the older dump manufacturer's had a lock out device to either hydraulically or mechanically lock the body down .i have seen many salt spreader's bent if it was a receiver mount ,and the spinner chute assembly ripped off when they hit the raise control by mistake. what kind of dump body and hydraulic's do you have ?
     
  4. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Basically it's just to tie down the dump body to the frame for stability . What I have is a dually with a flatbed dump , electric over hydraulic.
     
  5. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Wicked500R ,
    So you have a 2500 with a dump body ?
     
  6. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Bolt a piece of chain to the truck frame and dump frame than use a chain binder to tighten it up. Much faster to remove than bolts if you want to tip the body.
     
  7. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Good idea , thanks . Still wondering about the pros and cons and if anyone does this.
     
  8. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Who says the the 2500 in my sig is the only truck I run ?, Wiseguy... I have an 05' F450 Superduty dump at work
     
  9. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Just checkin' LOL
     
  10. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    On my 3500 with a 12ft stake dump with a v box, I run a ratchet strap over the bed at the headache rack to the frame of the truck to keep it from rocking when loaded with salt. It really makes a difference. When I need to put the bed up it as easy as opening the ratchet up. I use an old hunk of rubber to protect the strap over the corners of the bed. That said, on my other 3500 with an 8ft mason dump with a v box in it, I don't need the strap, it doesn't rock even when loaded. Hope this all makes sense.