Turn Your Pickup Truck Into a Dump Truck

Turn your pickup truck into a dump truck by building a wooden box for under $100.

Trucks Tailgate and Bumper Combination
The truck's tailgate/bumper combination must allow the gate to drop below the level of the bed in order to operate.
Photo by James H. Miller
Level Ground
The homemade dumper's greatest disadvantage (as compared with conventional hydraulic systems) is that it will only work well on fairly level ground.
Photo by James H. Miller
Dump Box in Action
The author/inventor's "dump box" in action
Photo by James H. Miller
Activating the System
A light touch on the brakes activates the dump system.
Photo by James H. Miller
Put Back by Hand
The wooden box can be pushed back into place by hand.
Photo by James H. Miller

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