Putting together a dump truck

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by MacDawg, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. MacDawg

    MacDawg Bobtail Member

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    It was a cement truck in it past life
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    You did it smart. Bought a truck built with gravel specs. Converted road tractors make crappy dump trucks.
     
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  4. MacDawg

    MacDawg Bobtail Member

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    Wouldn't have even considered do it if it would have been a road tractor
     
  5. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

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    Often thought about a old mixer and refitting it as a water truck.

    Up here in the mountains I'd want a big block motor for dump work.

    Looks good and clean. Dump body seems to fit the chassis right. Did you slide the axles up on the frame any or did it all just fit?
     
  6. MacDawg

    MacDawg Bobtail Member

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    Never moved the axles, everything just fit together right
     
  7. abyliks

    abyliks Medium Load Member

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    We have done a few of them over the years and never had an issue, heavy spec truck is a heavy spec truck regardless of what it left the factory with on the frame rails. can save a good chunk of money by doing it yourself
     
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