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Got the dump box installed-what do you think?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bazook, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. bazook

    bazook Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Got this dump kit off of ebay from able trailer. 3 ton hoist, but the truck will only haul 1 1/2 tons. Had some stone in it and it worked very well. Took about 8 hours to install. So far the only complaint I have is the support cable that supports the rear of the lift arm when it is in the down position looks to be real cheap, like something you would tie you dog up with. I can see I will be replacing that soon.ussmileyflag

    oh almost forgot the vid...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Pretty Sweet. I like it.
  3. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    looks good.....nice truck too and its the right color:drinkup:
  4. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Looks good. Nice truck also.
  5. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    looks awsome. did u have to remove ur bumper? i know some kits u need to. also what did u do with ur fuel filler necks? just scrap em and fill at the top of tank with the bed up?
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    I have seen those for sale in the past, please post any issues you have with more use. It looks really slick though.
  7. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Got any pics of the install?
  8. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Very nice. Beats shoveling stuff out of the bed.
  9. bazook

    bazook Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Sorry no picks of the install, was in a hurry to get it set up, went alot quicker then i thought it would. Bumper is welded to dump frame. Yes I did have to cut the filler necks, and you do have to raise the box to fuel, but it keeps anybody from stealing your gas.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  10. Black01Z

    Black01Z Member
    from VT
    Messages: 31

    Wow that raises fast for electric. Looks good
  11. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Cool. I was just looking at those yesterday on ebay. Cheaper than Northern supply.

    What happens if you have a hitch? Any rear views of your truck?
  12. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    what happens if you need gass with the bed full? It does look slick, I like it!
  13. mvhauler

    mvhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Wireless remote.........Cool!
  14. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I looked at a truck last year with a dump bed and it was really flimsy. The bed moved all over the place.

    How solid is your bed on the rails of the lift.
  15. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Nice looking truck. I never really cared for those because your putting the weight in your box and you will eventually just wreck your box. But it looks cool tho. Let me know how it works out for you.
  16. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I'd also like to know about the trailer hitch situation. Ive only seen 1 kit that still offers to keep the factory hitch.
  17. bazook

    bazook Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    In the down position, it will bounce (box may move 1-2") over railroad tracks and large pot holes. In the up position it does not move side to side, but then again i welded the hell out of the hindge, and have spread dumped with the box up--no problems YET!
  18. bazook

    bazook Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I removed the base (part where you would screw in a trailer ball in a factory bumper)for my step bumper, then welded the bumper to the frame, put a hindge on the license plate so when you raise the box it tilts out of the way and clears my trailer hitch. was able to keep the hitch and bumper.