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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #4, Page #42
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Do-It-Yourself Pickup Dump Kit

Turning a pickup into a dump truck is as easy as 1,2,3 with the Pierce Universal Dump Kit, according to the company, which has sold thousands of bolt-on kits since 1977.
"It's easy to install, usually in about a day," says Jeff Pierce, company owner. "Our kits are used by landscapers, farmers and people hauling trash. You name it, and they use it."
The kit is priced at $787.99 and is designed for full-size Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford pickup models. It comes complete with the cylinder, hoist, a 12-volt hydraulic pump and reservoir, hydraulic hose, dash-mounted toggle switch, electric wiring, and mounting hardware.
Easy-to-read instructions, including a list of needed tools, makes bed removal and hoist installation a straight forward project.
Aside from a metal cutting saw (or cutting torch) and an overhead winch rated for load, only standard shop tools are needed. The only welding required is when reattaching the rear bumper, which Pierce suggests be welded to the hinge arm.
"Our kits can be adapted to some of the little imported pickups as well," says Pierce. "On a small import, you may have to move the gas tank or make other fabrications as you go."
Other people put the kit on towed pickup bed trailers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Follow-up, Pierce Sales, Expressway 287, Henrietta, Texas 76365 (ph 800 658-6301) or on-line at www.piercesales.com).
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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #4