Light Duty Dump Trucks

Knapheide’s Drop Side Dump Truck Body is the premier light duty dump truck bodies for class three to five chassis. Constructed of high-strength steel for unmatched durability and featuring a crossmemberless understructure for low maintenance and rust prevention, many industries including landscaping, lawn maintenance, construction and municipalities have come to rely on the Knapheide Drop Side Dump Body to safely and efficiently haul and dump bulk materials.

Additionally, all Knapheide Dump Bodies are fully immersed in Knapheide’s electrodeposition prime paint system to ensure corrosion resistance and reliable service. The next time you’re in the market for a light duty dump body, look no further than Knapheide’s Drop Side Dump Body.

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Cab Protector

Quarter cab protector constructed of 10 gauge high tensile steel with a punched window for improved operator visibility. Quarter cab protector in straight or tapered style, full cab protector available for full cab protection.

E-Coat Immersion

Knapheide Bodies are fully immersed in Knapheide's 12-step, electrodeposition prime paint system for superior corrosion resistance.


Floor is constructed of two-piece, 7 gauge HRCQ steel with a full seam weld down the center (Rigid Side models with crossmember understructure features a two-piece 10 gauge floor with full seam weld).

Double-Acting Tailgate

Versatile, double-acting tailgate in order to accommodate both spreader dumping applications and drop down pick-up style dumping applications.


Double panel tailgate construction with 12 gauge HY50 outer panel and 10 gauage HY50 inner panel. Tailgate features a one-handed quick release lever for easy drop-down action.

Side Board Pockets

2x6 side board pockets on the sides at the front and rear allow for increased load capacity when utilizing cheater boards.

Tarp Hook

Rear corner posts equipped with a hook on each side to accept an optional tarp.

Toe Saver Bracket

Toe saver brackets located on both sides of the end rail for operator safety.

Side Construction

Sides are constructed of rugged 12 gauge high tensile steel for durability.

Side Handles

One-handed pull release handle on the drop down sides for convenient and smooth drop down operation. Drop down sides hinge 180 degrees for hassle free loading and unloading of cargo.

Sloped Rails

Sides and tailgate feature self-cleaning sloped top rails and lower rails for dirt shedding.

Receiver Hitch

Integrated Class V receiver hitch at rear of platform with safety chain attachment points and 7 way trailer plug, receiver hitch rated at 18,000 lbs. Optional 12,000 lbs. capacity Class V receiver hitch available on all 8' and shorter platforms. Optional 21,000 lbs. capacity Class V receiver hitch available on all 9' and 11' platforms.


Under side of body receives additional corrosion protection with Knapheide's water-based undercoat.

Window Shade Tarp

84" wide by 16' long mesh tarp. Enables legal material hauling in states requiring tarp system.

LED Lights

Installed LED S/T/T lights in rear corner posts for greater visibility with the body in the spreading position. Requires LED option on the standard dump body lights. Offers brighter light and a superior life span compared to incandescent lights.

Metering Chute

Available in both 2-3 yard dump bodies and 3-4 yard dump bodies. Installed in tailgate and features an easy one-handed lift lever to open access door. Metering chute is 17" in width.

Polyboard Extension

Available in 9' or 11' lengths for Knapheide dump body. Polyboard material will not be affected by weather.

Cab Protector

Available in multiple heights for 2-3 yard and 3-4 yard dump bodies.


Available for Knapheide Platform, Gooseneck, Dump, and Forestry Bodies for additional storage capacity. Above or under body toolboxes available in multiple sizes to fit your application.


Practical storage solution for Dump or Platform bodies. Choose from straight or tapered design.


For Platform and Dump Bodies. Dimensions dependent upon chassis manufacturer. Under ride protection required by law and the ICC Bumper provides this protection. ICC Bumpers not needed when hitch is utilized.

Receiver Hitch

All Knapheide Platforms have receiver hitch options available for your hauling needs/demands. Includes under ride protection.

ModelChassis CANominal LengthSide HeightNet WeightBulkhead HeightCapacity (yards)Inside Dimension - LengthInside Dimension - Width
Drop Side Dump Bodies
Fixed Side Dump Bodies
Sprinter Drop Side Dump Bodies
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