I doubt you'll save 1,600lbs weight if the new body is the same size as the existing steel body you have. I ran a 9' Tamaqua aluminum dump body on my F-450 before I removed the 9' rugby steel body and it saved me ~900 lbs.wftree said:Anybody have any experience with this company. I am removing the hydraulics, hoist and dump bed and replacing it with an aluminum bed. I am doing more hauling than dumping. I will save about 1,600 lbs. with an aluminum bed
Gotcha.wftree said:About 600-700 lbs will be the hoist, pto, hydraulics etc. The steel bed is way overbuilt. I bought it cheap but who ever made it used LOTS of steel to make up for bad welds and design. Also it has a solid bulk head which weighs a lot and is not very aerodynamic.