New one-size-fits-all dump body from DownEaster

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Updated Jan 20, 2016

DownEaster Manufacturing has released a new one-size-fits-all dump body.

Offered in lengths of 9’-3”, 10’ and 11’-3” – all 96-inches wide – the company says the dump body will fit all manufacturer chassis lengths and track widths, regardless of brand.

DownEasterThe 9 feet and 11 feet versions are only offered in 13 inch high sidewall configurations, and feature board pocket extensions for additional yardage capacity, dependent on customer and manufacturers GVW ratings.

Other design features also include a 2.5 inch lower bed floor to chassis height (on 9 feet models only), and a self aligning rear latch release for the top tailgate pins. Tailgate height has also increased by 3 inches and now has a straight set back, in lieu of previous models 10 degree forward placement, as well as adding top banjo slots for adjusting gate in down position.

Rear corner posts and apron now constructed of 3/16 inch thick steel, a 30 percent increase in thickness over previous models, and a full 11 inches deep with integrated tarp hooks and sloped surfaces for dirt shedding. Provisions for four 6 inch standard rubber mounted oval lights in apron provided for back up, strobe, utility or extra tail lights.

Improved scissor hoist geometry and increased cylinder lift off angle by 4 degrees, for better lift off starts, of heavier loads, required by increasing GVW ratings of light and med. duty trucks.