DownEaster launches ‘one-size-fits-all’ dump body

DownEaster Manufacturing has released a new dump body, the company says is a one-size-fits all.

Three new sizes, all 96-inches wide, now offered in lengths of 9’-3”, 10’ and 11’-3”, will fit all manufacturer chassis lengths and track widths, regardless of brand, the company says. The 9 feet and 11 feet versions will only be offered in 13 inch high sidewall configurations, and feature board pocket extensions for additional yardage capacity, dependent on customer and manufacturers GVW ratings.

DownEasterOther design features also include a 2.5 inch lower bed floor to chassis height (on 9 feet models only), making easier loading and unloading, with a lower center of gravity. Self aligning rear latch release for the top tailgate pins minimizes opening and closing effort, without comprising body and hand ergonomics or any awkward reaching positions, to improve worker safety with one hand operation. Tailgate height has also increased by 3” 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.