M35a2 dump conversion

Darrick23

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I have a 1972 M35a2 with a Cargo bed and need to convert if to a dump truck but want a hydraulic dump because I know I will frequently be overloading it and it may be a bit much for a electric hoist and the cargo box.. Any suggestions?? the current box is in near perfect condition with a full canvas and seats, it would be hard to destroy that and make a dump.. it may be wise to sell the box with all the goodies and buy a new hoist and box .. one like this, does anyone know what is needed to hook one up? anyone have parts to do? thanks



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Welcome , do a advanced search for dump conversion , there are several good threads on doing this . A belt driven pump off the motor with a electric clutch is a good option to the PTO set up.
 

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Dump Kit......

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=M35+Dump+Kit&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Fellow Member is selling these nice kits at a reasonable price......
 

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If you have any big truck salvage yards in your area you can probably get everything you need off a old state plow truck with a rusted out box pretty reasonable .
 

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I have a 1972 M35a2 with a Cargo bed and need to convert if to a dump truck but want a hydraulic dump because I know I will frequently be overloading it and it may be a bit much for a electric hoist and the cargo box.. Any suggestions?? the current box is in near perfect condition with a full canvas and seats, it would be hard to destroy that and make a dump.. it may be wise to sell the box with all the goodies and buy a new hoist and box .. one like this, does anyone know what is needed to hook one up? anyone have parts to do? thanks



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Welcome to the site, Darrick.

As porky said, there are a ton of threads covering all aspects of deuce dump conversions. It would be a good idea to hone your searching skills and find some of those pre-existing threads and read up on the topic.

Please take further discussion over to the relevant threads.

Here are just a few to get you started:





https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/need-some-infor-on-dumps.59857/ <--info on factory built 2.5 and 5 ton dumps



https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/started-my-dump-conversion.50583/ <--- dump info starts on post #18





https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/dump-conversion.3104/<--very good thread, this was the site's standard deuce dump thread for a long time, info about 3 different people's dump conversions are here
 
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Is there any more recent threads on this topic... How to convert a Winch PTO for dumper. My deuce is set up with the bed, piston, tank. Just need to lift her up...
 

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Thank you. Looks like that will do the trick!
Of course you will have to get creative in order to shift that thing... (in-out, 1/2" of travel between both detents).
PTO rear output section.PNG

A small, air actuated cylinder (single action, spring loaded) is what I consider to be the most practical solution.

Air actuated PTO 01.jpg Air actuated PTO 02.jpg Air actuated PTO 03.jpg
 

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Of course you will have to get creative in order to shift that thing... (in-out, 1/2" of travel between both detents).
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A small, air actuated cylinder (single action, spring loaded) is what I consider to be the most practical solution.

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Would that be something like is on a standard dump truck. Any clue where I could get a set up like that. Boyce has a "special shifter for the main PTO for $200.00 . and a cable shift for the rear for $74.00 ." Air system sounds a bit better but not too familiar with this system.
 

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Sure, a long enough, push-pull cable shift assembly might also work. Probably cheaper and easier for you to install.
 
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