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"The PIERCE Dump Kit was very strongly made and well-constructed. I was very pleased with it. I thought PIERCE was pleasant and professional to deal with."
Factory Bed Dump Kits
Factory Bed Dump Kits are designed to fit between the truck frame and the original bed that came with the truck. These popular options allow you to turn your current work truck into a dump truck.
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For 40 years our employees and our customers stay with us because they know they are valued. We believe our customers are our friends and our team is family. The PIERCE teams lives by our core values.
Made in the USA
In the small town of Henrietta Texas, the PIERCE production team proudly makes your dump kit in the standards of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).
Our customer service never expires. Call us during business hours or email us and we will help you install, ﬁx, maintain, or send it back under warranty. Our website also has multiple tools and articles that can help maintain your product after purchase.
These are not the lightest and cheapest products to ship, but with our free shipping the PIERCE dump kit’s ease of purchase is unbeatable. All you need is a commercial address, either your business or a friends'. Even if you don't have a business address, you only pay a small amount of cost and we cover the rest!
2 Year Warranty
We are conﬁdent that our USA-made dump kit is the best quality. We oﬀer a 2 year warranty.
- Chain Hoist or Props
- 3/8” and 1/2” Portable Electric Drill and Bits
- Impact Wrench
- Hoist or Cherry Picker
- Metal Cutting Saw
- Drop Light
- Extension Cord
- Cutting torch
- Tape Measure
- Zip Ties
- One Hole Straps
- 6 quarts of Dextron 3 or Hydraulic Fluid
- Red and Black Electrical Tape
- Safety Glasses
- First Aid Kit
- Teﬂon Tape
- Read the installation manual before proceeding.
- Disconnect the vehicle battery before welding.
- All wires must be supported by the truck frame. Wires connected to the bed are hazardous.
- When raising the bed, use an overhead hoist or body props. Be aware, injury can occur if the bed is not properly secured. Never leave the bed unattended when in the raised by a hoist or body props.
- Only weld at the rear of the chassis frame. Do not weld anywhere forward of the rear spring hangers in order to prevent cracks from developing in the frame and possible weak spots during the welding process.
- Never exceed the weight limit of your equipment. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more information.
- Install a safety cut-off switch to prevent electrical shorts.
- Secure all electrical lines every 12″ – 16″ with zip ties.
- Installation of the 200 amp breaker is required.
Now that you have decided on the right PIERCE dump kit it will need to be installed. The installation can be done by yourself or a trusted installer in your area. Here is an overview to help you decide who will undertake the installation:
SELF INSTALLEDIf you choose to do the installation yourself, the following are expertise required to complete the job.
- Mechanical – You will have to follow our manual’s directions and use mechanical skills in the event the directions do not cover speciﬁc considerations. For example, some bed years have components like the fuel ﬁller that may need to be moved so that the bed can close and not ﬂatten the ﬁller.
- Electrical – Power and ground connections will be routed directly to the battery Hydraulics – The hydraulic pump will be installed, ﬂuid added to the reservoir and wired.
- Welding – Some cutting of the rear frame hinges may be required during installation. We recommend following all safety procedures that are listed in the manual; viewing all dump kit related videos; having an extra pair of hands when lifting the bed and steel parts. Call us with any questions before or during installation. We are happy to help.
INSTALLATION SHOP CRITERIA
If you choose not to do the hydraulic dump kit installation yourself, we have found body shops and machine/welder shops typically have the expertise required. Basically, any shop installing ﬂat beds has the expertise.
The key to ﬁnding a reputable shop is research. While the following criteria does not guarantee a positive experience, it can help identify shops with experience and a history of good work.
There are many resources for best practices when choosing the right body shop you can check out our favorites here: Angie’s list, “Advice on ﬁnding a reputable body auto body shop” and The ASE, “How to choose the right body shop”.
1. Research | Who is available in your area?
- Google is your best bet when looking for a local welder or fabricator with experience. Search keywords along with your location to ﬁnd one near you.
- Also, look up their standing with the Better Business Bureau and if they have any complaints ﬁled.
- Speak to colleagues and friends for recommendations.
- Read the Google or Yelp reviews.
- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence or ASE
- The Automotive Service Association or ASA
- Many states and large metropolitan areas have their own associations or technical colleges.
- Garage Liability Insurance
- Garage Keepers Insurance
Whether you choose to install the dump kit yourself or hire someone else, PIERCE offers complete instructions and numerous videos to assist during the process.