View Full Version : 12 or 14' Dump trailer?

01-08-2008, 11:19 PM
Looking to buy a new dump trailer in central NY.....

1. Anyone haul a 30 horse tractor (TC31DA Boomer) with a backhoe and loader in a 6X12 Dump trailer? I know the tractor is about 9.5 feet long and the housing for the backhoe is about 2 feet. Is this impossible?

2. Maybe I should upgrade to the 7x14 bri-mar dump trailer? Any thoughts on why this would be better?

3. How do you guys haul your compact TLB's with the loader in the air and the backhoe bucket on the dump gate of the trailer?

4. Do you have to chain down the bucket of the backhoe in NY or add a red flag if it sticks out?

Tom B.
01-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Are you planning to use the trailer primarily as an equipment hauler or for materials and spoils?

01-09-2008, 07:32 PM
Both: I am trying to keep this emerging company lean and I only have a space big enough for 1 trailer. I know the dump is not the best trailering option for a compact tractor but right now it is my only option. Last summer I did about 6 jobs and would have to haul my tractor to and from those sites. I need the dump in the spring and fall for clean outs and leaves as well as mulch and removing spoils.

What do you think?

PS Thanks for responding I am looking foward to your comments and personal experience.


Tom B.
01-09-2008, 07:59 PM
I'd go with the 14' w/ 7,000 lb axles. It's what we roll. You'll definitely want that extra 2' if you go with the 12'. You're right, they aren't the best for moving equipment, but sure come in handy when needed.

01-09-2008, 08:12 PM
I have a 10' , and a Bobcat S210 skid loader will not fit in it with the bucket on. Of course, you wouldn't want to be driving up the ramps w/ out the bucket on for ballast.
Yes, Chain the boom down! I know a guy that got hit with $2700 in fines for hauling a mini-x, had it chained down, but chains weren't in correct pattern, part of his fines were for a truck not capable of hauling the weight. but to answer your question, any part that moves free of the main machine must have its own chain and binder.

01-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Matt what do you haul with?

01-10-2008, 10:12 AM
'04 2500hd.

Tom B.
01-10-2008, 11:45 AM
'99 F250 PSD
'00 F350 PSD Flatbed Dually