How Do You Put a Bed Hoist on a Truck?

Putting a bed hoist on a truck is a great way to increase the truck’s carrying capacity and make it easier to transport large and/or heavy items. Bed hoists come in various sizes and styles, so you will need to choose the one that best suits your needs. After purchasing your bed hoist, follow these steps to install it correctly.

Step 1:

Begin the installation process by selecting the location you want to mount the hoist. It is important to choose an area that is strong enough to support the weight of whatever you’re going to be lifting with the hoist. The most common locations for mounting a bed hoist are in the truck’s bed or on its side wall.

Step 2:

Once you have chosen a location for your bed hoist, you will need to drill holes for mounting it. Use a power drill and appropriately sized drill bit for this step. The holes should be drilled into the truck’s frame or side wall, depending on where you have chosen for mounting the bed hoist.

Step 3:

After drilling holes in the appropriate place, attach the mounting brackets of your bed hoist using bolts and nuts. To ensure that everything is secure, use washers between each bolt head and nut. Make sure that all bolts are tightened securely.

Step 4:

Now that all four mounting brackets are securely attached, slide the two arms of your bed hoist into place and secure them with nuts and bolts. Be sure to use washers between each bolt head and nut as before.

Step 5:

The last step in installing your bed hoist is attaching it to whatever item you plan on lifting with it. This may involve attaching straps or hooks directly onto whatever item you plan on lifting with your bed hoist.


Installing a bed hoist onto a truck is fairly straightforward if done correctly. Once installed, it can make transporting large items much more convenient – just be sure to attach whatever item you’re going to lift securely so as not cause any safety issues when transporting it.

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Susan Delgado