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PGold
08-24-2006, 12:53 PM
How many yards of dirt and clay can I expect to pull with my f250 powerstroke? I am trying to figure out what size dump trailer I want to get.

TWUllc
08-24-2006, 03:05 PM
I'd advise to just get it delivered. If I need more then 3 yards, I get it delivered.

jd boy
08-24-2006, 03:31 PM
if you really want to push it you can get about 10 bobcat bucket scoops. That is probably around 7 actual yards

Scag48
08-24-2006, 04:00 PM
7 yards in a dump trailer, you're joking right? That's at least 14,000 pounds on the light side just for the dirt, not including the trailer. Do us all a favor and don't give idiotic advice. That setup would only work if you had a 20,000# gooseneck dump trailer with an F550 and a class A CDL.

With our dump trailer and my F450, I could get about 4 yards of dry loam safely without being too much overweight. DOT doesn't run around here that much so getting caught wasn't the issue, but I strive for safety.

bobcatnj
08-24-2006, 05:27 PM
i can pull 8 yards of mulch on my trailer

Scag48
08-24-2006, 07:09 PM
i can pull 8 yards of mulch on my trailer

Mulch weighs 60% less, on average, than dirt. I can put 9-10 yards of mulch in ours if I tarp it, it's a 7x14 rated for 14,000#.

PerennialSuccess
08-24-2006, 09:01 PM
12.5k towing capacity on the f250. Atleast 2.5k trailer. So 5 yards depending on weight of trailer. Assuming its ball and not gooseneck.

Scag48
08-24-2006, 09:23 PM
2,500 pound trailer weight for a trailer that is rated for 12-14,000 pounds? Dream on. Try at least 4,000 pounds for a trailer with that capacity. What is logical, however, is a trailer rated for 14,000, trailer weight of 4,000, and leaves you 10,000 to put in it. At that point, if you filled it, you'd be overloading your truck. But you could get 4 yards in pretty easy, but that truck would be hurting that's for sure.

FearThisDeere
08-24-2006, 09:26 PM
My CAM is rated for 12k and weighs 2639 lbs. dry with all needed stuff like battery and such.

Mike33
08-24-2006, 09:50 PM
:hammerhead: At some of these responces. Okey i run my business with a new 350 srw powst. I dont have a dump truck any more due to i have a friend who trucks for me on a dimes notice for a good rate, Any way i have a 10,000 gvw dump trailer i only use for clean up or haul small incriments in. It is 10' long dump. I have hauled 3-4 ton of weighed stone in it from quarry and that is max. You couldnt even get any more in the thing. And it would dump it. That is also with a pintle hitch. Now i do have a hydr-seeder mounted on a 16',12,000 gvw. trailer it is a 550 holding 500 gal. of water plus a 500 gal. aux. tank all equal 1000 gal. My truck will pull it and stop okey but we dont drive 50 miles with a load either. Most places i seed i only have to travel 1-6 miles tops because we have streams every where. Now i do have the trailer and the truck tagged properly and have cdl's. It took us a coule tries mounting the seeder and the aux. tank and filling it before we perm. bolted it down. It actually sits well and the truck handles it well. The water weighs around 8500, macine around 600, 600 lbs. of material, trailer weight, im close to max.
Mike

Scag48
08-24-2006, 10:15 PM
My CAM is rated for 12k and weighs 2639 lbs. dry with all needed stuff like battery and such.

Wow, that is incredible. I've never seen a decent sized dump trailer rated for much of anything that weighs any less than 3,500. Maybe I should get out more. :hammerhead:

Mike33
08-24-2006, 10:21 PM
My CAM is rated for 12k and weighs 2639 lbs. dry with all needed stuff like battery and such.
Whats it made of recycled beer cans.
Mike

Mike33
08-24-2006, 10:27 PM
My dump trailer is low profile it works good for hauling srw block when i need a couple of skids quick instead of waiting for block truck. But 2 skids of allen block weighs 7392 and they better be placed in the perfect spot or the trailer wont haul for crap. As far as dumping my low profile sucks, about 2' off ground raise bed then you have to keep pulling up to get rid of all your material off. Then you have 3 ton of gravel or soil dumped in a pile 15' long 2' high.
Mike

TWUllc
08-24-2006, 11:04 PM
Whats it made of recycled beer cans.
Mike

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

tthomass
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM
i've got a DownEaster 10,000lb GW trailer...........weighs 2500 empty

can you tell that there is about 8,000+ lbs of concrete in it in this pic??:rolleyes:

FearThisDeere
08-25-2006, 11:23 AM
Whats it made of recycled beer cans.
Hahaha... no it is a CAM Superline. This is the best trailer made. I love it. It is really strong for what I need it to do. It is a low profile with dual Dexter axles which makes the difference. Without the Dexter axles it would only be rated for something around 8500 or something like that. I forget the numbers.

ALarsh
08-25-2006, 04:25 PM
i've got a DownEaster 10,000lb GW trailer...........weighs 2500 empty

can you tell that there is about 8,000+ lbs of concrete in it in this pic??:rolleyes:
I like the leaves sticking out the back, making it look like brush.:laugh: Hope you don't get in an accident.:laugh:

Mike33
08-25-2006, 05:24 PM
Hahaha... no it is a CAM Superline. This is the best trailer made. I love it. It is really strong for what I need it to do. It is a low profile with dual Dexter axles which makes the difference. Without the Dexter axles it would only be rated for something around 8500 or something like that. I forget the numbers.
Never heard of a gvw that heavy weighing so lite, more power to you.
Mike

ChipsEarthWorks
08-25-2006, 07:45 PM
If it is any help my 6x12 mortiz dump trailer is rated for 12k and only weighs in empty at 2400-2500. basically you can hold 10k in it legal, which works out fine for me.

Oh and by the way it is not made like S**T it is built like a brick s**thouse on wheels :weightlifter: :weightlifter:

:drinkup:


Check um out just search for mortiz dump trailers on yahoo or google(only because i can not remeber the web site right now)

Scag48
08-25-2006, 08:28 PM
For you guys with 2,500 pound dump trailers that are rated for 12,000, all I gotta say is that something is going to break at some point. Our Walton is rated for 12K and it weighs 4,100 empty. They must not put much steel on those light @$$ trailers, they're making shortcuts somewhere, whether it be in the size of the steel, size of the trailer, somewhere. All I know is that we have a 7x14 with 5' tall sides and it weighs 4,100. It's tough as hell, but I could see where there could be some more steel slapped on it.

I looked at the Moritz, the box is heavy duty, very similar to our Walton, but the frame on that trailer is crap, there's NOTHING underneath that box. Maybe 3 crossbars at best, not enough steel to handle 12,000 pounds in my book.

FearThisDeere
08-25-2006, 09:00 PM
I agree with you Scag, but just because it is rated for 12k, doesn't mean that we all load them that much. I have never had more than 7k in there and it has held up great. For what I need it for, it works great for me. Would I dump a load of concrete in there? Probably not, but it works great for what I need.

Scag48
08-25-2006, 10:55 PM
I guess it's good that you can put a lot in them, but what would be a real bummer is when you need to haul a ton of mulch. I can put 10 yards in our 7x14 no problem. Sure our dump weighs a little more, but I can still get 4 yards of dirt in it pretty easy if I absolutely need to. I've started to rely on private trucking as much as possible these days, most guys are feeling the hurt with insurance prices and upkeep costs and are hungry for work whenever they have an open spot. Makes it easy for me to find some guy willing to lose his @ss in the trucking business to help me get my jobs done.

Jpocket
08-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Honestly how much weight you can pull is really determined by how the police/DOT in your areas is. A 3/4 or 1 ton isn't going to tow/haul much LEGALLY. But Bye God i'll tell ya they will pull some pretty heavy laods if you know how to drive, and/or the poilce don't bother you. 7yards of dirt is no problem for a one ton, as long as you don't get stopped. : )

murray83
08-26-2006, 11:36 AM
7 yards in a one ton dump? and they wonder why landscapers are getting a bad rap.

FearThisDeere
08-26-2006, 01:41 PM
I think he meant in a dump trailer being pulled by a one ton?

murray83
08-26-2006, 03:39 PM
a 200 deere excavator has a one yard bucket,the DOT would **** their pants seeing 7 buckets loaded into your dump trailer.

dry sand or gravel weighs 3000 pounds per yard (1 1/2 tons) topsoil is registered by the state of maine DOT being 76 pounds per cubic foot and crushed rock is 167 pounds per cubic foot average dump trailers are geared to carry 6 tons max,i hope some people on here know the DOT laws....