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Dump with power up/down versus power up / gravity down

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by RenoHuskerDu, Oct 29, 2019.

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  1. RenoHuskerDu

    RenoHuskerDu Well-Known Member

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    Are there advantages to having gravity down? I know that if you power down with a few tons still in there, your hydraulic oil will get blasted out the reservoir cap.
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    Just because you have power down dont mean you have to use it gravity with a aluminum box means when it's cold is it isn't coming down again.
     
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    RenoHuskerDu Well-Known Member

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    So if it's cold and aluminum box the sucker gets stuck up there? I live in Texas but winters get to teens sometimes.
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    I'm not saying with a aluminum bed wI'll one truck we had need a pull rope put on it. Our new truck has power down most of the time we just ler it coast down