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TomberLawn
02-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Has anyone seen these or used one? Looks like it would be great for leaf jobs if you enclosed the dump on the back. The front part of the dump is removable so you can use the full length of the trailer. The black one is 18' and $5700 and the red one is 16' and $4800. I'm not thinking about buying one, but thought I'd pass along what I found while surfing for cool trailer ideas. There's another cool trailer somewhere in the madness on the "Let's Max out the hits" thread, but I don't have time to find it. It was enclosed at the front and dump on the back.

I found these at www.capstonecommerce.com

mike33087
02-05-2008, 06:01 PM
i saw those a little while back, was considering it until i bought the dump truck... but they are really well built trailers

BMFD92
02-05-2008, 06:18 PM
i saw one of those but the front was enclosed. It was a nice trailer but i am getting a landscape bed on an isuzu with a removable beavertail so the flatbed dumps.

mag360
02-05-2008, 06:32 PM
Obviously you need to have the axles at the back like they are but it will make that 18 footer tow like it is 30 ft

DoetschOutdoor
02-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Both of those trailers have gates on the back portion that dumps..am I being ******ed or whats really the deal because it seems like it would just dump the stuff on th gate?

TomberLawn
02-05-2008, 10:15 PM
I would assume that the gate is easily removable. I probably won't buy one because I'd rather not have to have a trailer all the time. I think a landscape body with removeable dovetail and dump hoist would be a good alternative, or something similar to the Super Lawn Trucks dump with a landscape body. I just thought it was a cool idea for versatility.

njones
02-06-2008, 06:04 PM
i had one built last fall 12 foot dump 60 inch sides 15 foot deck 102 inches wide with hydraulic side gate triple axle it will hold two push mowers two walkers and a 60 inch gravley on the deck

TomberLawn
02-06-2008, 07:02 PM
njones, do you have any pictures of that trailer? Was that a goose-neck trailer?

njones
02-06-2008, 11:01 PM
it is a goose neck and the back gate is a two way gate one in side another one part of the gate opens up to dump and the other folds down in to a ramp to load the skid loader and you can drive the skid loader throw the box and on to the deck go pick up a load of rock dump the rock on load the skidsteer we had it made buy midsota trailer by st. cloud mn no i have not taken any pictures yet

IMAGE
02-07-2008, 03:43 AM
it is a goose neck and the back gate is a two way gate one in side another one part of the gate opens up to dump and the other folds down in to a ramp to load the skid loader and you can drive the skid loader throw the box and on to the deck go pick up a load of rock dump the rock on load the skidsteer we had it made buy midsota trailer by st. cloud mn no i have not taken any pictures yet

Thank you!! I have spent that last 2 days thinking about how I need a trailer and a dump insert for my truck to haul baggings and debre. I actually thought up this exact same trailer, and was just gonna make one myself from a standard 8.5 trailer. Now I know where I can just go buy one! Thank you so much for posting about Midsota Trailer! I googled their name, and found this perfect trailer!
http://www.midsotamfg.com/downloadpics/dump_trl15.jpg

njones
02-07-2008, 10:05 AM
it looks diffrent then that my dump is on the back with a side gate on the right front call them they will send you a picture

IMAGE
02-07-2008, 11:57 AM
I found these also, these are more like yours.

http://www.capstonetrailers.com/default.htm
http://www.capstonecommerce.com/catalog/prostores.jpg

DBL
02-07-2008, 11:57 AM
so what do you tow them with a tank....seems like a lot of weight if youre going to have mowers and then material in the dump....wouldnt two trailers or a dump truck and trailer be more logical

IMAGE
02-07-2008, 01:07 PM
my 2500hd will lose about 1mpg with that trailer compared to a 16' x 7' landscape trailer.

With 4.10 gears I get about 12-13 in town anyways. 15 on the hwy.

Where it saves me money is not haveing to buy a seperate trailer to haul a skidsteer, which I will be buying this yr. And not having to buy a dump insert for my truck to haul leaves/grass to the dump. I can put extensions on that dump box, and mount a vac and do lots of cleanups with that.

That also saves time, because if I go with a dump insert/ dump box then I need to unhook the trailer each time I go to dump it, this way it would be pull in, dump, and pull out.

njones
02-07-2008, 04:15 PM
the trailer i had built the dump is on the back just like a normal dump trailer and the front of the box is open so you can drive on to the deck then it has a gate up front curb side call them they might have a picture

njones
02-07-2008, 05:01 PM
here is some pictures one one of our trailers

IMAGE
02-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Here is njones trailer:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e281/livelifedaily/IMG_1665.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e281/livelifedaily/IMG_1667.jpg

TomberLawn
02-08-2008, 06:19 PM
That is a really nice trailer, njones! Thanks for putting the picture up, IMAGE.

SpruceLandscape
02-09-2008, 01:27 PM
The biggest problem I see with these trailers are if you have to go to a dump/nursery to unload them where a lot of times maneuverability with a trailer like that is a pain when you are trying to back it up and get around piles of debri or have to pull it through muddy areas in the fall and spring etc.

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
12-07-2011, 11:40 PM
http://www.snakerivertrailers.com/mowpro%20dump.html

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
12-07-2011, 11:40 PM
http://www.snakerivertrailers.com/mowpro%20dump%201.html