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Flat Bed to Dump

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sticks, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Sticks

    Sticks Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 159

    Has anyone done a project like this?

    Someone must have pics out there of this process!

    Thanks A Million!
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    childs play. best way is to go with a subframe for the bed. sub sits on the truck frame, body sits on the sub. hinge at rear is in the subframe. hydraulic unit attaches to the sub also along with the cylinder. just that easy.
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

  4. Mrboylston

    Mrboylston Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    you can buy the whole setup with instructions, if you use them, from northern tool and equipment. they are decently priced for what you get. mind you they are electric not pto. not as strong but a hell of alot easier to install and use.
  5. bob coco

    bob coco Member
    Messages: 70

    I'm doing a dump bed now. This is not a conversion though. I bought a Swenson APB 2 S dump body so the install is quite complex. Sofar I've installed an engine driven pump an tomorrow the hinge brackets and lift cylinder brackets are coming. Once I get the bed mounted I will start the hydraulics end of it. The new body is completely stainless steel. I have three hydraulic motors to power and the bed lift cylinder.

    At first look, I was lost and didn't think it was possible for me to accomplish. But once I bought the body and placed it on the frame (resting on 4x4 blocks) I started pieceing the puzzle together. I started reading about hydraulics and now have it almost figured out. In the long run I think it will pay off but I wish it didn't happen in January. Bad time to lay up a plow truck.
  6. Mrboylston

    Mrboylston Junior Member
    Messages: 4