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grasscutter845
09-21-2008, 01:26 PM
What do you guys think is ther perfect dump trailer size to have a leaf box on? I have a 1/2 ton chevy and was thinking about getting at 6x10.. What do you guys use??

J&R Landscaping
09-21-2008, 01:41 PM
A 6x10 with a 10000 gvw would be great. You should have about 4 tons of payload. Adding a set of timbrens to your truck would proably be in your best intrest!

mike lane lawn care
09-21-2008, 04:52 PM
i used a 5x8 dump trailer when i owned my GMC 1500, and it's load capacity matched my truck's trailering abilities perfectly, just make sure whatever you get has tandem axles, otherwise a lot more weight ends up on the trucks rear end.

grasscutter845
09-21-2008, 10:42 PM
i used a 5x8 dump trailer when i owned my GMC 1500, and it's load capacity matched my truck's trailering abilities perfectly, just make sure whatever you get has tandem axles, otherwise a lot more weight ends up on the trucks rear end.



How high did you bulid your sides on the trailer?

Mowbizz
09-21-2008, 11:35 PM
What do you guys think is ther perfect dump trailer size to have a leaf box on? I have a 1/2 ton chevy and was thinking about getting at 6x10.. What do you guys use??

Just got my 6'2" x 12' EZ Dumper trailer 10k gvwr but I got this size because it was the minimum size I needed to haul my Kubota BX24 with. It's a nice size and I am going to eventually build a box for it but waiting to discover the "perfect" material to build with...I think there must be something better than plywood and 2x4's...something more lightweight to allow easier on and off access...like an aluminum framed box with sheet metal sides (or something like it)??? In no great hurry so I will come up with a great lightweight box design...

N.H.BOY
09-22-2008, 07:33 PM
Just got my 6'2" x 12' EZ Dumper trailer 10k gvwr but I got this size because it was the minimum size I needed to haul my Kubota BX24 with. It's a nice size and I am going to eventually build a box for it but waiting to discover the "perfect" material to build with...I think there must be something better than plywood and 2x4's...something more lightweight to allow easier on and off access...like an aluminum framed box with sheet metal sides (or something like it)??? In no great hurry so I will come up with a great lightweight box design...

What dealer did you get that EZ dump from? I just got a dump trailer off craiglist this weekend with wooden stake sides. I pulled them right off and building a frame and wrap heavy heavy plastic material around the frame so I can blow some leafs in soon.

Mowbizz
09-22-2008, 08:09 PM
What dealer did you get that EZ dump from? I just got a dump trailer off craiglist this weekend with wooden stake sides. I pulled them right off and building a frame and wrap heavy heavy plastic material around the frame so I can blow some leafs in soon.

Hi NH BOY...I got my EZ Dumper from JJM in Salem NH (The Trailer Guy). There was a $500 off sale a couple weeks ago. I really think I'm going to love this thing...!

By the way, I'd like to see your leaf rig when u get her finished...post some pics ok? I'm gonna post some of my trailer too.

deere615
09-22-2008, 11:04 PM
I have a half ton too, I have been thinking about getting a dump trailer next year. A guy I know has a 5x8 which would work great for me, but I always wanted a compactor tractor so if I get a dump trailer maybe I will upgrade to a 6x12

POPO4995
09-23-2008, 12:30 PM
6x10 or 6x12 would be good I think. My dump trailer is 7x14.

grasscutter845
09-23-2008, 07:46 PM
I talked to the dealer today and he said he could give me a cam superline 6x10 3.5 ton for like 4300.. Think thats a good deal, also is a 3.5 ton good enough for leaves or will i need the 5 ton?

Ramairfreak98ss
09-23-2008, 09:33 PM
What do you guys think is ther perfect dump trailer size to have a leaf box on? I have a 1/2 ton chevy and was thinking about getting at 6x10.. What do you guys use??

a 10 footer, thats like a lil shorty :p

Id go with either a 6 or 7 wide by 12-14 ft.

We have a 7x14 and sometimes i wish i got the 16 footer :p We use it for everything though. Its a 14k gvw, you could pile leaves in it chopped up 20 feet high if you had a big enough box :p

grasscutter845
09-24-2008, 01:11 AM
a 10 footer, thats like a lil shorty :p

Id go with either a 6 or 7 wide by 12-14 ft.

We have a 7x14 and sometimes i wish i got the 16 footer :p We use it for everything though. Its a 14k gvw, you could pile leaves in it chopped up 20 feet high if you had a big enough box :p

easy for u to say with a 350! I only have a half ton..

Mowbizz
09-24-2008, 09:48 AM
I talked to the dealer today and he said he could give me a cam superline 6x10 3.5 ton for like 4300.. Think thats a good deal, also is a 3.5 ton good enough for leaves or will i need the 5 ton?

Seems a bit lightweight for a 6x10. You sure it's not a 7500 lb gvwr? Perhaps it's a single axle?? That would explain it, as these trailers weigh quite a bit by themselves...for example, mine comes in at 3200 lbs empty and it's a 10k gvwr...you then have to deduct the trailer's weight to calculate the payload...

grasscutter845
09-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Seems a bit lightweight for a 6x10. You sure it's not a 7500 lb gvwr? Perhaps it's a single axle?? That would explain it, as these trailers weigh quite a bit by themselves...for example, mine comes in at 3200 lbs empty and it's a 10k gvwr...you then have to deduct the trailer's weight to calculate the payload...


No its a dual axle, gvwr is 8050 trailer weight is 2420 payload is 5630

Mowbizz
09-26-2008, 02:46 PM
No its a dual axle, gvwr is 8050 trailer weight is 2420 payload is 5630

Oops...mis-read your original post...I thought u said gvwr was 3500 lbs...