The Beacon pallet dumper enables workers to dump loaded pallets without leaving their fork trucks. The pallet dumper slides onto forks and is held in place via a safety chain. Two retainers hold this pallet carrier in place during the dumping of the contents. The pallet dumper is operated in the following manner: When the retainers have cleared the pallet's opposite end, the operator raises the forks. The pallet dumper then will hold the pallet on the forks. The operator then lifts the pallet to the optimum dumping height and then rests the pallet on the dumpster's edge. The operator then pulls the chain, which enables the fork carriage to be released, which allows the pallet to tilt and the load to be dumped. The pallet dumper features all-welded steel construction.