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metro36
02-06-2009, 08:28 PM
I am considering this trailer for the spring. It will be my first trailer. I am not very familiar with dump trailer pricing so is this a good deal? If not what is it worth?
http://longisland.craigslist.org/tls/1023651292.html

Thanks

Petr51488
02-06-2009, 09:00 PM
That thing looks pretty beat up. Wuts the year, type of axles etc? brakes? Its really a small dump. Try looking at a tandem, a little bigger.

DoetschOutdoor
02-06-2009, 09:18 PM
This is going to be your first trailer of any kind? That is alot of money if you are only going to have one trailer for work. 5x8 or whatever that is will not hold much material so its almost pointless imo. Use the money and get a way nicer, tougher, more professional looking trailer.

metro36
02-06-2009, 09:20 PM
I am waiting for more info on the trailer. It does look beat up but small dump trailers are hard to come by around here. I dont really have a need for a dual axle because it would mainly be used for carting my mowers (I would need to build a ramp gate).

metro36
02-06-2009, 09:21 PM
This is going to be your first trailer of any kind? That is alot of money if you are only going to have one trailer for work. 5x8 or whatever that is will not hold much material so its almost pointless imo. Use the money and get a way nicer, tougher, more professional looking trailer.

Yes first trailer of any kind.

Petr51488
02-06-2009, 09:24 PM
If your using it to haul mowers why do you need a dump? Or is it multi-purpose? You can get a 5x8 trailer for less then 1k. Mine has ramps that pull out under the trailer. Try that.

metro36
02-06-2009, 09:30 PM
If your using it to haul mowers why do you need a dump? Or is it multi-purpose? You can get a 5x8 trailer for less then 1k. Mine has ramps that pull out under the trailer. Try that.

Multi Purpose. Haul mowers, mulch, compost, brush and leaves. I dont really want to use an open for mulch and soil's(too much work to unload). Most of the work I do is small so I was thinking it would be a good size for me. I dont want 2 trailers either.

fool32696
02-07-2009, 12:18 PM
You'll outgrow that size as soon as you start working. The guys in Houston like to use dumps to haul mowers too. I'd go with a minimum 6x12, dual axle. My first trailer was a 6x12 and it took me a while to grow out of. A single axle dump is worthless in my opinion, they just can't handle any weight. If I recall correctly the pine bark mulch I use is 700 lbs plus per yard. You're looking at well over a ton for 3 yards of mulch. I wouldn't pay over $1k for that trailer. Around here you can buy one like I described in better condition for around $3000.

South Florida Lawns
02-07-2009, 05:46 PM
MAybe $400

nnj18
02-07-2009, 06:23 PM
complete waste of money kid....get a truck with a dump insert and an open trailer.

Petr51488
02-07-2009, 08:09 PM
complete waste of money kid....get a truck with a dump insert and an open trailer.

some people don't like dump inserts. I bought my dump mainly to be used as a grass clipping/yard waste dumpster lol. I would never buy an insert.

I would agree with the other guy, buy atleast a 6x12 with dual axles. I paid a little over 6k for mine, but i'm sure you can find a used one for less.

South Florida Lawns
02-07-2009, 08:24 PM
you can get a 6x12 tandem axle dump $4200 new.

TimTim2008
02-07-2009, 10:05 PM
about $1500, but because of the location, it may be worth $2000

metro36
02-08-2009, 01:01 PM
Well I found a good deal on a 6x12 enclosed. I think I may go with that route and continue getting my materials delivered.
I cant use a dump insert because I dont have a big enough truck to handle one.

nnj18
02-08-2009, 02:02 PM
some people don't like dump inserts. I bought my dump mainly to be used as a grass clipping/yard waste dumpster lol. I would never buy an insert.

I would agree with the other guy, buy atleast a 6x12 with dual axles. I paid a little over 6k for mine, but i'm sure you can find a used one for less.

I agree with you and I personally would never buy one either.

But for what he does a dump insert would suit him a lot better I think then a little 5x8 trailer and you can find a nice used one for $1000 less which he can used to buy a 6x12 open trailer for his mowers.

I don't even think he has a truck yet, much less a 3/4 ton that could pull a 6x12 dump trailer....plus for him I think it would be overkill.

JMO and what I would do if I was in his situation....

metro36
02-08-2009, 07:56 PM
No I dont have a truck yet. I can drive in 2 weeks when I get my permit. I will be using my dads tacoma and my grandfathers f150 with someone riding shotgun this season. I dont really do large jobs that would require a large dump trailer.

nnj18
02-08-2009, 07:59 PM
No I dont have a truck yet. I can drive in 2 weeks when I get my permit. I will be using my dads tacoma and my grandfathers f150 with someone riding shotgun this season. I dont really do large jobs that would require a large dump trailer.

exactly why I suggested for you to find a used dump insert and save yourself easily $1000 compared to this tiny little 5x8 which is a joke......

J.A.G LAWNCARE
02-08-2009, 08:32 PM
Well I found a good deal on a 6x12 enclosed. I think I may go with that route and continue getting my materials delivered.
I cant use a dump insert because I dont have a big enough truck to handle one.

think first , you need a bigger truck to pull a enclosed trailer because of the head wind ...... get a new open trailer , you can make wood sides for mulch , you can load a wheel barrow from that ,as easy as if you had a dump trailer dump it..........that way you can use it for many things........

Danscapes
02-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Or you can buy the mack daddy of dump trailers for $5000. It's a 7 1/2 X 12, 12k and ramps underneath. :weightlifter:

J.A.G LAWNCARE
02-08-2009, 09:31 PM
thats nice but you have more then 1 truck......?

Danscapes
02-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Nope, the trailer is used for everything. Hauling mowers, materials, leaf box in the fall, that way the truck stays somewhat new and doesn't get banged up by always getting into the bed.

nnj18
02-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Isn't it a pita in the fall when you have to make 4 trips to bring the mowers, then go dump, then go back and pickup the mowers, and then head to the next job??

Unless you don't use your mowers during your fall cleanups.....

Danscapes
02-08-2009, 09:48 PM
I pick up all the leaves one day then come back to mow the day after. Every job is different, but most of my leaf cleanups are my seasonal customers so I can plan to mow before the leaves need to be picked up.

Petr51488
02-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I pick up all the leaves one day then come back to mow the day after. Every job is different, but most of my leaf cleanups are my seasonal customers so I can plan to mow before the leaves need to be picked up.

Your mistaken. here's the mack daddy lol j/k 14k axles 6x12 with ramps underneath. Great investment by far. Saved me thousands.

nnj18
02-08-2009, 10:57 PM
OK I'm gonna be the prick here and tell you, you need a class A cdl to pull that hahaha

Post 1000!!! :D :cool:

J.A.G LAWNCARE
02-08-2009, 11:01 PM
OK I'm gonna be the prick here and tell you, you need a class A cdl to pull that hahaha

Post 1000!!! :D :cool:

what and why ?

nnj18
02-08-2009, 11:06 PM
I believe any trailer rated for more then 12k you need a Class A CDL...but even if not I know its 26k combined and I'm sure he's close there.....

But like I said I'm just being a prick, I couldn't care less.

Petr51488
02-08-2009, 11:13 PM
I believe any trailer rated for more then 12k you need a Class A CDL...but even if not I know its 26k combined and I'm sure he's close there.....

But like I said I'm just being a prick, I couldn't care less.

Haha shoot me i'm illegal. I highly doubt that you need a cdl for my trailer setup. Its combined weight over 26k that you need a cdl. Truck gvwr is 9200 and trailer is 14k gvwr which leaves me 2,801lbs, if i'm correct about the cdl thing. I had a guy come into my dads yard yesterday with a dodge dually with a 20k gvwr car carrier . Pretty neat trailer and truck setup. He needed a cdl to operate it. He said he put over 70k on his truck since new this past august. Now thats alot of miles! Anyways, it doesn't even say the gvwr on the registration of my trailer. Actually no commercial trailer in nj has gvwr on it.

Petr51488
02-08-2009, 11:22 PM
I did a little research on the dmv website of nj. Heres what i found.

Under the Act, applicants who must be tested and
licensed for the specific commercial vehicle type they
operate include those who drive a tractor trailer or
any other truck combination of vehicles with a gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000
pounds, a bus, including all school buses, or any
vehicle used or placarded for carrying hazardous
material (HazMat).

My dad has a tractor with a gvwr of 40k (i think) and you need a cdl to drive that. It doesn't say if i have a pickup and a trailer, it just says tractor trailer or truck combination. I know on any single truck (like a box truck) you need a cdl with a gvwr of 26k, but from my understanding IN NEW JERSEY, it doesn't say you need a cdl with a pickup and a trailer with a combined gwr of 26k+. P.S. i think i just started a war lol

nnj18
02-08-2009, 11:44 PM
Haha I think you did!! The CDL police on this site are gonna jump you lmao.