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 07-30-2006, 12:27 Post: 132796
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Dump bed Pick Ups.
Anyone here own one?






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 07-30-2006, 15:08 Post: 132802
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Ibrown59, Yup, I have a Venco 6Ton Hoist Mounted on My 2002 Silverado 3/4 HD. Works very well. Has hydraulic up and down. The downside is the lowered rear bumper and the rear hitch. Also when dumping a lot of material stays up behind the wheelwells, and I have to use a hoe to pull it down. Another problem is that I have to raise the bed to gas up. But other than that I love it.
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 07-30-2006, 18:09 Post: 132804
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You could get an insert dump.






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 07-30-2006, 18:38 Post: 132805
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I have to think that with all the work and cost to buy and install it you could buy a new or used dump trailer that could haul 3 times the volume and 4-8 times the weight capacity.

Years ago a friend of a friend (my friends are smarter than his) took a Chevy 1/2 ton, bought a kit from Northern Hydraulics (now Northern Tool), installed it, loaded it with gravel, raised the bed and watched in horror as the frame rails folded over from the back to up under the cab. Truck was totalled. But I'm jis' sayin'.






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 07-30-2006, 21:40 Post: 132808
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Here is the way I did the math:

My truck is rated to haul 1700# in the bed. Don't know for sure but I would guess that the dump hardware has got to weigh 200#. So we are down to a 1500 pound net.... maybe.

My compact dump trailer weighs 2000# empty and has a 7000# GVW and that (7000#) is what the truck will haul on a ball hitch.

So, I get 1500# in the bed or 5000# on a ball hitch.

'Nuff said.






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 07-31-2006, 08:01 Post: 132814
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I agree, would rather tow it when needed and you can haul lots more. My F250 hauls a 10,000 lb. capacity dump trailer. I have 3 different size trailers to choose from for the desired load application.






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 07-31-2006, 10:00 Post: 132819
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DR

You are right,
You take the GVWR, subtract the Curb Weight, subtract all Accessories, subtract cargo, subtract Passengers and Beer, subtract add-ons and what is left is the Payload Capacity.
So if your Truck has a 12000 GVWR and the Curb Weight is 7200 (dualie), that would leave 4800 lbs, now subtract the Fuel, the driver, the passenger, the gear, the case of Beer, the chain saw, the chains, the tow hitch, the dump body etc etc and you will find that the guy who buys the Dump Body that is a 2 to 3 yarder and then builds up the sides and fills it with WET DIRT or Rocks, has well exceeded his capacities and they yell when their warranties are voided. Your WEAKESS LINK is what the load is based on. It may be the Axle bearings, the tires, the brakes, the springs or whatever. Many people JUST FILL IT and never give any thought. Well..... when they head down that 15 percent grade that goes on for 9 miles (I-25 West of Chattanogga or I-76 going into Mount Airy or West of Ashville on I-40 or coming down the backside of Rocky Top etc) and they can't seem to stop to make that terrible turn.. well... imaginations can kick in here.
Know your limits and stay within them or you may get your WINGS and become part of the AIRWING early.






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 07-31-2006, 15:51 Post: 132840
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My issue is not about load capacity or volume. It is one of convenience accessibility and maneuverability .
I have a fairly large pile of dirt that needs moved from up on a hill down into the front yard to fill in a ditch.
Neither the loading or dumping points are readly accessible.
It would be difficult enough to maneuver a pickup in either spot so using a pickup with an attached trailer is a no go.
Another thing is I need 1000 or 2000 pounds of slag which don't make much sense to hitch up a large capacity trailer for that when a pickup could haul that easily and is already to go.






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 07-31-2006, 16:01 Post: 132841
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That's where I use an FEL.






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 07-31-2006, 17:43 Post: 132845
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Two problems with using the fel for this.
1* To many time consuming trips with the tractor along a somewhat treacherous path up and down the hill. I could load the pick up and haul it down to the front yard but I'm not overly thrilled with the idea of shoveling 5 or 6 loads of dirt off of the truck.

2*The slag plant is about a 15 mile round trip from here. I don't relish the notion of making 4 trips with the tractor on a busy highway to pick up a ton of slag.






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