These are useful tools for anyone who has to transfer very big items on a regular basis without the use of unloading equipment.
Dump beds are hydraulically powered and designed to remove heavy items from UTV beds faster and more efficiently.
Rather than loading and unloading, simply raise the bed to nearly vertical and the contents will slide out on their own.
This is commonly used to describe raw materials (e.g., dirt, hay, rocks, etc.).
UTVs may be customized almost in any way thanks to design contractors who can create a bed, extension, or storage add-on that is just what you need for business or play.
Hunters love dump beds, and most utility/sports UTVs come with manufacturer-installed accessories for storing hunting equipment, bows, and other hunting gear.

Why would you need a UTV with a dump bed?

These beds enable heavy utility hauling without the need to expend a great deal of energy unloading it at the drop-off location.
They’re also great for hauling heavy equipment and serving as a makeshift repair station out in the field.
If you’re looking for a utility or sports vehicle for hunting, a dump bed might assist you unload your larger catches.
You might also want to have a look at several ATVs that have a dump bed.
The Kawasaki Mule series of ATVs, for example, is a great choice for ranch or construction work.
Big game hunting is another popular activity that necessitates a UTV capable of traveling to mountain sites and rock climbing without sacrificing the capacity to haul out a heavy catch at the end of the day.

With their numerous add-on possibilities for hunting equipment and bow mounts, several of the rec/utility versions appear almost particularly made for hunters.

Pros and Cons of a UTV dump bed

Pros

They provide serious hauling power, allowing large materials to be transported with minimal effort on the part of the driver.

They are simple to operate (most have a control handle or button in the cab) and can be used for work or play to make unloading easier.

There are a plethora of options for customizing these beds.

Cons

Every UTV has a bed weight limit, and you don’t want to overload the vehicle by going over this limit.

When looking for the perfect UTV, pay close attention to payload weight limits; otherwise, your dump bed may not be able to handle everything you’ll need.

Packages that include dump beds are a little more pricey

If you buy an aftermarket dump bed kit, you’ll either have to install it yourself or pay someone to do it for you.

The best UTVs with dump beds

Can-Am – 2020 Defender Series

(base model specs featured)
Model Type: Utility
Price: $10,399 to $20,799
Bed Dimensions: 38 x 54.5 x 12 in. (96.5 x 138.4 x 30.5 cm)
Bed Capacity: HD5: 600 lb (272.2 kg), HD8: 1,000 lb (454 kg) and CA only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)

Features:

  • Tailgate load capacity 250 lb (113.4 kg)
  • Front Suspension: Double A-arm with 10 inches (25.4 cm) travel
  • Rear Suspension: TTA with external sway bar and 10 inches (25.4 cm) travel

Bed Add-ons:

  • Hardshell and soft bed covers
  • Bed toolbox
  • Bed wall extenders
  • Bed liner
  • Bed netting
  • Bed tie rails
  • Bed protective rails
  • Hanging storage box
  • Tailgate extender

Polaris – 2020 Ranger Series

(base model specs featured)

Model Type: Utility
Price: Starting at $16,899
Bed Dimensions: 36.75 x 54.25 x 12.5 in (93.3 x 137.8 x 31.75 cm)
Bed Capacity: 1,000 lb (454 kg)

Features:

  • Front Suspension: Dual A-arm 11 inches (27.9 cm) of Travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual A-arm, IRS 11 inches (27.9 cm) of Travel

Add-ons:

  • Lock-and-Ride bed extender
  • Lock-and-Ride CargoMax system
  • Lock-and-Ride tool rack
  • Bed liner mat
  • Hardshell bed cover
  • Lock-and-Ride single gun boot mount
  • Lock-and-Ride cargo boxes (toolboxes)

Yamaha – 2020 Viking Series

(base model specs featured)

Model Type: Sports/Utility
Price: Starting at $11,999
Bed Dimensions: 36.6 x 54.7 x 12.2 in. (92.96 x 138.94 x 30.99 cm)
Bed Capacity: 600 lb (272.2 kg)

Features:

  • The cargo bed is made of steel and designed for heavy loads
  • Front/Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with 8.1 in. of travel

Add-ons:

  • Bed netting
  • Bed tie rails
  • Bed protective rails
  • Bed toolbox
  • Hunting equipment mount
  • Soft bed cover
  • Rear grab bar
  • Bow case mount
  • Stronghold transport gun boot
  • Bed double gun boot holder

Honda – 2021 Pioneer 1000

Model Type: Sports
Price: Starting at $15,899
Bed Dimensions: N/A
Bed Capacity: 1,000 lb (454 kg) and CA only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)

Features:

  • Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with 10.6 inches of travel
  • Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with 10 inches of travel

Add-ons:

  • Bed liner
  • Mesh canopy cover
  • Bed extender
  • Rubber bed mat
  • In-bed gun boot mount
  • Rear drop cargo basket
  • Saddle storage toolboxes

How do you install a dump bed

You’ll want to look for the directions that come with each manufacturer’s bed kit.

When expanding the weight capacity of your UTV bed, however, there are a few things that you should always do.

To begin, you’ll want to acquire some bigger tires to help with load stability.

The center of gravity will be changed as a result of the weight dynamics caused by add-ons like these, so keep that in mind once you’ve finished installing them

There are numerous youtube videos and walkthroughs available on how to install certain dump beds, so once you’ve made your decision, look them up to see how much labor it will take to complete the installation.

Hand tools and at least one jack are required.