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KnowNuthin

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Posted: 08/12/19 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As the title asks, anyone have a good method of hauling aggregate in their pickup without clogging up the bed rails?


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Posted: 08/12/19 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KnowNuthin wrote:

As the title asks, anyone have a good method of hauling aggregate in their pickup without clogging up the bed rails?


Stake pockets? What in the bed would clog up?

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1. Don't do it. Borrow a trailer or hire it.

2. Plywood cut to shape, tape the seams.

3. Conveyor belt, or bed mat, or horse stall mats cut to shape and taped.

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Posted: 08/12/19 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mich800 wrote:

KnowNuthin wrote:

As the title asks, anyone have a good method of hauling aggregate in their pickup without clogging up the bed rails?


Stake pockets? What in the bed would clog up?
Exactly, what is going to get clogged up? Or are you talking about the hitch rails if you remove the hitch body?


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Posted: 08/12/19 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Apparently the rock just cuts right through the military grade aluminum on the Ford so I haven't even bothered to try hauling gravel on mine. Chevy guys can just dump er in.


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Just get a cheap tarp, large enough to cover the entire bed.


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“Chevy guys can just dump er in.“

Not any more, 4x4. We is aluminum too!


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Posted: 08/12/19 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

Just get a cheap tarp, large enough to cover the entire bed.


This is exactly what I do as well when my dump trailer isn't available.

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Even a piece of visqueen will work as long as you don’t beat it up shoveling the material out. As it gets empty you can roll the tarp out of the truck and consolidate what’s left over.


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