Explained: Ford F-750 Dump Truck Conversion
This interesting video reveals “a day in the life of” a Ford F-750, and a Texas truck conversion shop.
There’s plenty of videos showing off how different exhaust systems sound on sports cars, but not so many on trucks. That changes today, because if you’re a fan of big diesel trucks, this video will be music to your ears.
The video by Big Truck Big RV starts off with a 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel idling in a new 2017 Ford F-750. It certainly sounds nice; the narrator states it’s a bit louder in person than he’s used to. Apparently we can look forward to a video of him driving one of these trucks soon. Needless to say, we look forward to his driving impressions, as he seems to really know what he’s talking about.
It looks like the video was shot at a company called “Truckers Equipment” in San Antonio, Texas. The shop says to specialize on conversions, which is why the new F-750 we heard idling was fitted with a dump bed for a construction company.
To do this, the frame must be shortened. The end of the frame is merely lopped off, with a steel reinforcing plate welded on to cap it off. As simple as it sounds, there’s a right and a wrong way to do this, and it appears that this shop does quality work. That’s good peace of mind if you’re sending your brand-new medium-duty truck there!
Some other work is demonstrated at the end of the video, and it was interesting to see not only a new F-750, but a “day in the life” of a shop that does these conversions.