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Old 01-21-2013, 03:02 PM
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Am I expecting too much (dump bed)

Hello all. I have a 97 f-superduty. It has the utility sides with a dump bed. I will try to post some pics. I wasn't sure where to post my problem. Today was the first time I've loaded it down with anything. I got 3 tons of gravel and the dang thing wouldn't dump. I had to shovel quite a bit off and I shoveled the load more towards the back before it would dump. Is 3 tons way to much for these dump beds? It has an electric motor driving the hydraulics. Am I expecting to much? or could it be worn out? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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maybe look on the electri motor for any tags that mention max capacity???


just wingin' it here...
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maybe look on the electri motor for any tags that mention max capacity???


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I will do that for sure. After shoveling gravel out of my DUMP truck, I was tired of looking at it. I just thought I would ask if 3 tons is out of the question.
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6,000lbs YES, that is too much for it to lift
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depends on the pump and the electric motor driving it.

I will disagree with brad. our old 6.9 with a pto driven pump can dump 5 tons (10K lbs) of gravel
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Thanks for the reply guys. The truck has 320k on it, so i'm sure the dump has seen a lot of use. Maybe its a weak pump, low fluid, or just worn out. Thanks for the reply so far
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Am I expecting too much (dump bed)

I would think 6,000 pounds would be fine. I would check out the hydraulics system.


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depends on the pump and the electric motor driving it.

I will disagree with brad. our old 6.9 with a pto driven pump can dump 5 tons (10K lbs) of gravel
PTO is quite a bit different than electric over hydraulic
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it's very true. i didn't know if you were saying that a dump ruck shouldn't be able to dump 3 tons. that is what i was disagreeing with. i haven't gotten our newest truck which is electric over hydraulic overloaded to the point of not dumping yet, but i will bet it is less weight than that old pto driven one
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 AM
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When I tried to raise the bed, all it did was squeal. Could that squeal mean a bad pump or just an overloaded pump? Thanks for all the input
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