My Son needed a dump bed...but still needed his toolbox, full-length storage in the bed and a contractor's rack. I bought a motor coach leveling jack for $100 and made this 12V dump bed. We have dumped 2,000lbs net with ease and it is used daily. When I realized the power of a DC motor I decided to try the 18V application illustrated in my previous posts. Although DC is slower than my hydraulic fel, it doesn't require a pump, fluid, tank, cylinders and controls. Furthermore, DC motors with speed control and forward-reverse are readily available for free. I got some out of kid's battery driven play cars and now from the Craftsman drill driver. They all appear to be hell-for-stout!