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I bought my Prowler with seats mounted in the bed and decided to take them out .. My question is this: have any of you hauled gravel in the bed and if so have you had any problems with to heavy a load pertaining to ruining the shocks of the bed and also maybe the force this would put on the bed when dumping the load of gravel out ?
 

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I think the max. weight capacity is 600 lbs. in the bed. But I don't know how accurate that is.
Yea thats what is advertised. So i would think hauling some gravel would be fine.
 

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I've actually used our Prowler alot for its utility attributes and can say the bed holds up well. Sometimes it takes a bit of work to get the bed to dump if the load is very heavy, but it does the job. I've moved alot of crushed slate and firewood, and prefer to keep the rear shocks on the firmest setting for this kind of work.
 

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I bought my Prowler with seats mounted in the bed and decided to take them out .. My question is this: have any of you hauled gravel in the bed and if so have you had any problems with to heavy a load pertaining to ruining the shocks of the bed and also maybe the force this would put on the bed when dumping the load of gravel out ?
i use mine to haul bags of salt for lot maintainance i load 8 50 lbs bags and travel up to a couple miles incold wheather -20 and have had no problems
 

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I came home one day and found the wife unit had a neighbor dump a skidder bucket of wet river sand not only in the bed, but on the roof, seats, and every nook and cranny that sand would fall into:eek:. Of course it was sitting there waiting for me to unload it:mad:.
She had driven it about a half mile up the mountain we live and complained that it would'nt steer, and she had to drive in reverse. After I beat the dogshit out of her(just kidding), I emptied the prowler of about 1000lbs. Once everything was cleaned, the bed still worked and all was well. She still owes me a set of new shocks.
 

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Great conversation on the dump bed question I had.. thanks all for sharing the stories of what you have experienced..

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there is one other question I have from Snocam who said this::::: keep the rear shocks on the firmest setting for this kind of work.

Where is the knob to adjust the shocks at ? LOL
 

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Actually, good joke about the shock adjustment knob! After breaking two spanner wrenches, I ended up shooting the rear shocks full of WD40 and twisting them to the firmest setting with a pipe wrench. It worked. Doesn't ride incredibly smooth, but for work around our property it is perfect.
 

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Actually, good joke about the shock adjustment knob! After breaking two spanner wrenches, I ended up shooting the rear shocks full of WD40 and twisting them to the firmest setting with a pipe wrench. It worked. Doesn't ride incredibly smooth, but for work around our property it is perfect.
sounds like you are a good blacksmith partner.. LOL I'll have to remember this one.. and like I said before ,,this forum is the best.. lots of info here that is hands on.. gp
 
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