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PIERCE Stock Dump Bed Kit For Ford Factory Beds

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PIERCE Dump Bed Kit For Chevy/GMC Factory Beds

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PIERCE Dump Bed Kit
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PIERCE Stock Dump Bed Kit For Dodge Factory Beds

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PIERCE Dump Bed Kit for Flatbeds
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PIERCE Dump Bed Kit for Flatbeds

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1 Why Pierce Dump Kits?

We know a thing or two about Dump Bed Kits...
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If you are willing to go the extra mile with installation, dump kit conversion is the best choice. Dump kits are the only option that matches the highest lifting capacities for the lowest cost while keeping your payload capability, maneuverability and the overall original look of your truck intact.

Assuming you will put the effort in to make your truck the workhorse that finishes the job without a trailer or a bed insert, let’s consider the benefits unique to PIERCE for your dump kit conversion.

"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."

Mike Foster - Virginia

Family Owned

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).

2-Year Warranty

We are confident that our USA-made dump kit is the best quality. We offer a 2 year warranty.

Free Shipping

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.

Customer Service and Technical Support

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.

2 Which Dump Kit Fits My Truck?

What type of bed are you lifting?

Option-A-dumpkit

Option A | Dump Kit for OEM Beds

Fits 106+ different Chevy/GMC, Dodges and Fords.

Option-b-dumpkit

Option B | Dump Kit for Flat Beds

Fits most flat bed designs on the market.

What is your trucks weight limit?

How to find your truck’s GVWR or weight limit.

Find your truck’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) to know how much load you can haul safely. The GVWR is usually found on a label inside the vehicle’s door frame.

GVWR Vehicle Rating Location

This rating is the max weight your truck can handle, including original weight, fuel, cargo, passengers and anything added such as a dump bed kit. The weight rating should never be exceeded because it is hazardous to the brakes, axle, tires, suspension, and the overall safety of the passengers.

3 How do I install the Pierce Dump Bed Kit?

Here is an overview of the installation process including equipment and tools you will need, as well as, the step-by-step process to install the dump bed kit. The PIERCE customer service team is full of experts ready to walk through any difficulties in real time. Just call us at 940-538-5643.

Tools for Installation

  • 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
  • Hammer
  • Sockets
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrenches
  • Grinder
  • Welder
  • Cutting torch
  • C-Clamps
  • Vise-grips
  • Tape Measure
  • Grommets
  • Zip Ties
  • One Hole Straps
  • 6 quarts of Dextron 3 or Hydraulic Fluid
  • Red and Black Electrical Tape
  • Cardboard
  • Safety Glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gloves
  • Teflon Tape

What’s Included in a PIERCE Dump Kit?

INCLUDED DUMP KIT PARTS
  • Frame Hinge
  • Bed Hinge
  • Clips
  • Lower Frame Leg Fastener
  • Upper Frame Hinge
  • Lower Shaft
  • Upper Shaft
  • Bed Guides
  • Pump Bracket
  • Filler Bracket
  • Fuel Filler Pipe
  • Scissor Assembly
  • Upper Frame
  • Lower Frame
  • Upper Frame Angle
DK2UCK Hardware
Shown pieces are for the DK2UCK Hardware box. Contents may differ depending on your kit.
Included Electrical and Hardware
  • 20ft – 4 gauge Black Wire
  • 20ft – 4 gauge Red Wire
  • 20ft – Ribbon Wire 18/3″
  • 1 – 3 Position Toggle Switch
  • 1 – Butt Connector
  • 1 – Ring Terminal, 5/16”
  • 2 – Ring Terminal, #10
  • 3 – Female Push-On Terminal, 1/4“
  • 6 – Battery Eye, 5/16”
  • 1 – 200 Amp Breaker
  • 1 – Fitting
  • 2 – Hex Screw, 5/8”-11 x 2 1/2”, G8
  • 2 – Flat Washer, 5/8”
  • 2 – Lock Nut, 5/8”-11, G8 
  • 22 – Hex Screw, 3/8”-16 x 1”, G8
  • 2 – Hex Screw, 3/8”-16 x 1.25”, G8
  • 32 – Lock Nut, 3/8”-16, G8
  • 8 – Tap Bolt, 3/8” 16 x 3”
  • 4 – Flat Washer, 3/8”
  • 4 – Cotter Pin, 1/8” x 2”
  • 2 – Cable Clamp, 1/8”
  • 2 – Rubber Bumper, 2” x 2”
  • 1 – Hose Clamp, 3”
  • 2 – Hose Clamp, 2”
  • 2 – Hex Screw, 1/2”-13 x 2.5”
  • 2 – Hex Screw, 1/2”-13 x 1.5”
  • 4 – Lock Nut, 1/2”-13 Scissor
  • 1 – Support Cable 15’
Included Hydraulic components
  • 1 – Hydraulic Power Pump
  • 1 – Hydraulic Hose, 5’
  • 1 – Fitting 90º, 1/4”

Install Check List

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:

Who will install the Dump Kit?

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 Installed

If 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 over 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.

2. Reputation | Word-Of-Mouth

• Speak to colleagues and friends for recommendations.

• Read the Google or Yelp reviews.

3. Certifications | Is the shop is certified by one or more of the following?

• 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.

4. Insurance | Does the shop carry the following insurance?

• 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.

4 GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: FAQ’S

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • With dump kits for OEM stock beds, raising your bed is unnecessary.
  • With dump kits for flat beds, you will be required to raise your bed up to 6.5 inches depending on the truck.
  • With the dump kit for OEM stock beds, minimal welding is required. The hinges are welded and the rest of the installation process is bolted on.
  • The OEM kit is entirely bolt on with welding being optional.

Pierce does not currently license installers. The dump kit comes with instructions and we provide instructional videos here. Please note: the Light Duty and Medium Duty kits will require some welding skills. We have found some best practices when choosing someone to install the dump kit. Click to read “Who can install your dump kit.”

You do not have to have overhang, but mounting the rear hinges is much easier when you have at least 6 inches of overhang. Also, REMEMBER less overhang = less capacity. The suggested overhangs in the manual are necessary to achieve the specified capacity. The light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty kits are below.

With experience, a dump kit installation typically takes 12 to 16 hours. If this is your first time, expect to spend at least 16 to 24 hours of work to complete your dump kit conversion.

 

A gooseneck trailer SHOULD NOT be pulled with a truck that has a converted dump bed. A bumper pulled trailer can be used; however, you will want to pin the front of the bed down (this is not currently supplied with the kit) with a weldable Pierce Twist Lock (not included).  

NOTE:  On the Stock Bed kit you will have to both drop down and deepen the receiver 2 – 3 inches towards the cab.

 

Yes, the pieces are made extra long for a universal application. Be sure you do not cut into the brace of the hinge as this will compromise the integrity of the hinges.

The Stock Bed kit comes with a fuel kit – a 90° elbow to redirect the fuel line (which is optional) and a fuel bracket that bolts to the side of the frame. You must ensure a downhill flow to avoid fuel spillage during fueling.

You can mount the pump at any location you desire as long as it is clear of any moving parts. Most installations have the pump mounted to the side of the frame behind the truck cab. Some people have even mounted it inside the cab.

The cross member should be closest to the cab and the scissor should run to the rear of the truck.

Many dump bed kit owners find themselves at a loss when it comes to installing the dump bed kit. This can be frustrating especially when your livelihood depends on it. 

If you choose not to do the hydraulic dump bed kit installation yourself, we have found two types of businesses that typically have the expertise required to install the Pierce hydraulic dump kit. Take a look at the options:

  • Body shop
  • Machine shop/welder

Wondering how to find a professional and reputable body or machine shop? The key is a little research. Below we have done a bit of the foot work for you. While the following criteria does not guarantee a positive experience it can help identify shops with experience and a history of good work.

Body Shop – Criteria

1. Certifications – Is the shop is certified by one or more of the following?

2. Insurance – Does the shop carry the following insurance?

  • Garage Liability
  • Garage keepers

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”

Machine Shop – Criteria

Unlike body shops machine shops and fabricators often specialize in many different areas of business from construction, to car and trailer body welders to artists. Find one in your area by following these guidelines:

1. Research – 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.

2. Reputation – Speak to colleagues and friends for recommendations.

Whether you choose to DIY dump kit installation or hire someone else Pierce offers complete instructions (download them here) and numerous videos to assist.

Maintaining your hydraulic dump bed kit is essential to running your equipment. Just follow this handy maintenance checklist to keep your dump bed kit in working order. We suggest going through this checklist at least once a year. A good time is at the beginning of spring or before the first frost.

Step 1 – Check all terminals for corrosion. If corrosion exists eliminate with a wire brush or chemical removal. In extreme cases you may need to replace wiring systems.

Step 2 – Inspect power cables for any cracking or breaks that could short out. Over time cables dry rot and break so it’s important to maintain and replace your cable when necessary.

Step 3 – Check your hydraulic fluid. If your hydraulic fluid is milky, cloudy, or freezes you could have water in your system. Click here to read “Pump Maintenance: Flushing the Hydraulic System” for complete instructions.

Step 4 – Apply grease at all grease point locations. *Only on Light Duty and Medium Duty  PIERCE dump kits

Step 5 – Check the hydraulic dump bed kit for any bent or broken pieces that may need to be replaced, this could occur from overloading.

Taking the steps to maintain your PIERCE dump hoist kit keeps your equipment in working order and adds to the life of the product.

Newer truck beds 2018+ are manufactured differently that 2017 models. The main issue is the way the truck bed is fitted around the chassis. This rounded design causes the bed to not be able to be lifted unless the bed is several inches away from the bed. We are currently developing more kits for newer models.

DOCUMENTATION 

Document Type
DK2UCK User Manual
DK2UCK User Manual
DK2UK User Manual
DK2UK User Manual
DK2UFK User Manual
DK2UFK User Manual
DK2UDNK User Manual
DK2UDNK User Manual
DK2UDK User Manual
DK2UDK User Manual
DK2UCSBK User Manual
DK2UCSBK User Manual
DK2UCSB99K User Manual
DK2UCSB99K User Manual
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DK2UCLB99K User Manual

Replacement Parts

Straight O ring #8 Male to 1/4 inch female pipe fitting
#8 SAE x 1/4″ Female Pipe Straight Fitting
1214018
$3.59
200 Amp Manual Reset Breaker
200 Amp Manual Reset Breaker
76631
$51.99
PIERCE 4 Gauge 5/16" Battery Eye Terminal
4 Gauge 5/16″ Battery Eye Terminal
PS006
$0.99
Bucher Power Up Gravity Down Poly Tank Pump
Bucher Power Up, Gravity Down Pump
PM-319-6P
$363.53
Bucher 2 Way Power Up Power Down Poly Tank Pump
Bucher 2 Way Pump
PM-3551
$470.78
3/4" x 1/4" 90 Degree Swivel O-Ring Fitting
#8 SAE x 1/4” Female Pipe Swivel 90*
P19414
$6.02
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