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Rick13
09-12-2012, 11:55 PM
I think I'm going to goto my local trailer dealer to buy a dump trailer. They carry PJ , Load Trail, and B&B Dump Trailers.

Anything I should look out for with PJ, Load Trail, or B&B Dump Trailers?

I think I want a 14' to 16' dump trailer and 8' wide. Any options I should ask for?

Thanks for your help and input!!!

grandview (2006)
09-13-2012, 05:46 AM
I have a PJ dump trailer.The thing is built like a tank.Very heavy though.Empty pickup and empty trailer and it weights in at 10k

TriCountyLawn
09-13-2012, 08:25 AM
14' and especially a 16 footer are going to be heavy suckers. There was a killer deal on a PJ 16' here locally for a few months and I looked at it and I didnt think my K2500 would pull it well loaded down.

However I found the build to look really good.

Lawn Pawn
09-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Have a 5x10 and love it....

PJ may not be the best you can buy, but personally I think you cannot do better for the money!!!!

I think they are the best deal out there. No complaints here, and the dealer here is top shelf!

Rick13
09-13-2012, 12:06 PM
I'm look at the 83" XL Dump (D9) model. I am sure my F250 truck should pull it...plus I don't think I will ever be over 10,000 of material...but I will find out once I get on a scale.

It looks like a very good deal....tax, title, license, etc...$8250.00.

Comes with cold weather package
10 k jack
12v battery charger
tarp and mounting bracket
12' oc crossmembers
1 extra pair of d rings
tarp kit 18 ft x 84 inches (pull bar)
gravity down (don't need to use your battery to lower dump bed...save battery power)

I think it's a fair price...right?

KrayzKajun
09-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Bumper pull or gooseneck ? I have an 18' big tex dual tandem gooseneck, 25k gvw. I love it. I want a 24fter too.
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Rick13
09-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Well, I bought it from N.I.T.E. Equipment in Pecatonica, Illinois. It's pretty loaded and they are looking to see if the can mount a vibrator to the dump bed (just like some dump trucks have installed on them). The sale rep. said it would take a few days to put a kit together...and if its not too much, I will have them throw that on before I pick it up.

Thinking of added wooden sides extensions...going to see how much my buddy will charge me to Line-X them in UV Red!!!

Once I pick up the little beast I will post a picture. And thanks to everyone on helping me decide on what I should by also.

PlantscapeSolutions
09-16-2012, 02:15 AM
I have the 20' PJ dually tandem. Empty it weighs 9000 and I've had it grossing at 27,000 before. If you go with a 16 or 20' spend the extra money to have it come with electric over hydraulic disc brakes. I swapped out my brakes and it was a $3800 upgrade.

Rick13
09-16-2012, 02:49 PM
For the side extensions on the dump trailer, do you think I should:

a. pressure treated wood, then spray Red UV Line-X

b. buy plastic/composite deck boarding, like Trek

c. pressure treated wood, then prime and paint red

I'm looking for something sharp, will last a long time, easy to remove, but able to handle dumping, dirt, rocks, tree branches, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!

TriCountyLawn
09-16-2012, 03:15 PM
For the side extensions on the dump trailer, do you think I should:

a. pressure treated wood, then spray Red UV Line-X

b. buy plastic/composite deck boarding, like Trek

c. pressure treated wood, then prime and paint red

I'm looking for something sharp, will last a long time, easy to remove, but able to handle dumping, dirt, rocks, tree branches, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!


Reg treated material is your best bet. IMO I wouldn't waste the money of line-x since the boards get beat up and are easy replaceable. Composite material is super heavy and not near as strong as 2x material. Good luck.

Rick13
09-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Thanks TriCountyLawn!

I will go the pressure treated wood, prime, and paint bright red. Then I might place my website info. on the wooden boards.

I should buy 2" x 10" or 2" x 12"? And then regular 2" x 4" to go into the stake area, right???

TriCountyLawn
09-16-2012, 05:07 PM
Yeah sounds good. FWIW I have seen side boards that had the info routed out on the boards like on all the state park signs.

Rick13
09-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Wow! That's a good idea!!!

I'm sure that it doesn't cost much to have done.

Thanks for the idea!!!

Rick13
09-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Picking up My trailer tomorrow around 10 am!!! Will post a few pictures once I get it home.

Rick13
09-22-2012, 03:10 PM
Tried to load up pictures from Dropbox.com...of my truck and dump trailer but the pictures wouldn't upload....so I will mess with it later tonight....had to leave home to goto work.

So I'll download the pictures to my desktop and then upload them to Lawnsite.com tonight.

Rick13
09-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Here's My New Dump Trailer!!!! Will be using it this week!!!

TriCountyLawn
09-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Gotta love new stuff. I know a dumper would save me a ton of work....

PlantscapeSolutions
09-23-2012, 10:18 AM
Tried to load up pictures from Dropbox.com...of my truck and dump trailer but the pictures wouldn't upload....so I will mess with it later tonight....had to leave home to goto work.

So I'll download the pictures to my desktop and then upload them to Lawnsite.com tonight.

How many miles on your 6.7 and how has it done so far. Judging by the cap and bumper pull trailer I'm assuming the engine has had an easy life so far and hasn't been worked hard pulling any real weight in the 18K+ range that would work the engine to it's full potential.

I think a lot of even diehard Ford guys are taking a wait and see attitude on the 6.7. Here in Texas it's the Diesel truck capital of the U.S. and considering the 6.7 has now been out for two years I'm not see many 6.7 door emblems running around. Any time I see someone with a 6.7 I like to find out the millage and how it has treated you so far. I know Ford is really hoping the 6.7 in it's light duty trucks is as good as the big C 6.7 used in it's medium duty F650 & F750.

Rick13
09-23-2012, 01:54 PM
On The Ford 6.7, I have 7,500 miles and runs great! I haven't had any problems with it. I haven't pulled anything really heavy....so the engine is broken in and now it's time to do some heavy work!!!

I bought the extended warranty so it's good for 7 years or 120,000 miles....so I'll use up the years compared to running out of miles. I have a few other vehicles I use...so the truck only gets driven when it's pulling a one of the trailers, that's why I have very low miles. And then when winter comes, it usually get put away until Spring time.

So what do you think would be the best set up for me (solo worker) and extending my sides on the trailer?

All the heavy stuff (dirt, rocks, compost) will never go higher than the metal sides of the trailer (2' high). So I'm not sure if I want full 16' boards running down the sides of the trailer. It might be more user friendly have two 8' boards. I would like to go 2' to maybe 3' high....for trimming trees, branches, and mulch next Spring.

And I'm not sure if I would like 2" thick wood....maybe only 1" for thickness...since there shouldn't be much weight on the wooden rails? Or am I wrong?

I'm looking for the most user friendly set up (solo worker) that I can take off the sides when I need to, but still have some strength to keep everything inside the trailer too. Open to all ideas!!! Thanks!!!

TriCountyLawn
09-23-2012, 02:14 PM
If you go full length with 1" it will be stronger then splitting it in half and using 2" stock. Not mention about the same weight.

Rick13
09-23-2012, 04:14 PM
Thanks TriCountyLawn! Do you have an idea on how much it would weight...(1' x 16' by 1" thick piece of wood in pine? Maybe 18 to 20 pounds for one board???

Why pine, cuz it's cheaper, I can stain it, and since it's vertical...it should hold up in weather....plus it's a lot lighter than pressure treated wood (since I work solo...unusually).

What about the front of the trailer? Should I do metal "L" brackets to attach the left and right sides together? Some lag bolts, since I don't have any stakes in the front of the trailer. Or so I get two or three stakes wielded on the front of the trailer???

What would you do???