Make Unloading Mulch And Dirt From The Bed Of Your Truck Easier With An Unloader

6 March 2017
 Categories: Automotive, Blog


When you work in landscaping, you will be constantly filling the bed of your truck with mulch, dirt, or even shrubbery trimmings. When it is time to unload the truck bed, it can be a long, arduous process to unload it by hand. Fortunately, there are truck bed cargo unloaders on the market that can make unloading your truck bed fast and easy. The guide below walks you through a few things to consider when purchasing the right unloader for you.

Consider the Size of the Unloader

The first thing you need to consider is the size of the unloader you want to purchase. Measure the bed of your truck so that you know the exact dimensions of it. You need to take the wheel wells into consideration when measuring to ensure that you purchase an unloader that will fit into the bed nicely.

Consider the Permanence of the Unloader

The unloader will have a track that will need to be attached to your truck. There are some unloaders that are attached with brackets to keep them in place and others that are screwed directly to the bed of your truck. You need to consider if you want to be able to easily remove the unloader from the bed of your truck from time to time or if it is okay for it to become a permanent attachment to your truck.

Consider the Operation of the Unloader

You need to consider how you want the unloader to operate. The way that the unloader works is that items are placed on the belt of the unloader. The belt moves along a track and everything sitting on the belt falls off of the end of the truck bed when the unloader is in operation. Unloaders can be crank operated or can have an automatic operation. You need to decide if you want to turn a crank to unload the truck bed or simply push a button and have everything easily emptied within a matter of a few minutes. Both options serve their purpose well, but the automatic unloaders are more expensive than the crank operated unloaders and they are easier to use.

Once you take all of these factors into consideration, you will be able to make an informed decision regarding which one is right for you. You want to be sure to have the unloader installed by professionals to ensure your truck is not damaged during the installation process. Contact a company like Godfrey Brake Service & Supply to learn more.