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clydesdale
07-06-2004, 09:45 AM
I am looking at 10000 lb , cam superline or brimar dump trailer. I want to be able to take home rental equipment like a bobcat or small loader. What is the size of choice for landscapers? THANKS

Randy Scott
07-06-2004, 06:51 PM
We have a 12 footer. Wish we had a 14 footer. Get whatever you can afford. You'll always wish you went bigger.

kbenvironmental
07-07-2004, 12:33 AM
What prices are you guys paying for your 12' to 14' dump trailers?

Randy Scott
07-08-2004, 07:53 PM
$5800 for an 8.5 x 12 Bri-Mar dual ram dump with ramps. 10,000 lb. capacity.

Old Red
07-09-2004, 09:02 AM
Last year, before I started doing lawn installs, I purchased a Hawke 10.000 GVW 12x6 for, I think, $4900. I can get my 33hp New Holland with loader in it but no attachments. Even if it was 14 foot long it would be too narrow for most of my attachments: 6ft. york rake, 6ft. box scraper, 6ft. harley. I tried shuffling stuff in and out of the truck box and eventually bought an 18ft. equipment trailer. If I had to purchase another dump I'd go smaller to meet my present needs. I'm not saying you should go smaller, I'm saying make sure you know what your needs are. Have a big enough truck to pull what get and if you go over 10,000 GVW on the trailer you may need a CDL in NYS.

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
03-14-2006, 10:58 PM
Last year, before I started doing lawn installs, I purchased a Hawke 10.000 GVW 12x6 for, I think, $4900. I can get my 33hp New Holland with loader in it but no attachments. Even if it was 14 foot long it would be too narrow for most of my attachments: 6ft. york rake, 6ft. box scraper, 6ft. harley. I tried shuffling stuff in and out of the truck box and eventually bought an 18ft. equipment trailer. If I had to purchase another dump I'd go smaller to meet my present needs. I'm not saying you should go smaller, I'm saying make sure you know what your needs are. Have a big enough truck to pull what get and if you go over 10,000 GVW on the trailer you may need a CDL in NYS.
I just got a 10,000 GVW Hawke dump trailer too. How do you like yours?

echovalley
03-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Just ordered a Anderson 6.2x10 5ton LP,ramps,adjustable coupler and tarp kit $5600.I wouldn't go bigger if you plan on filling with dirt or rock.

Signature Landscaping1
03-15-2006, 11:14 AM
The bigger the better, might as well get the 12 footer, or get as big as you can afford.

NEUSWEDE
03-15-2006, 11:51 AM
Get atleast a 12ft, we have the 6x10 brimar low pro and wish we had the 12'
can't fit skid or excavator or tractor in the 10'

LB1234
03-15-2006, 05:15 PM
We have the 14 footer and love that we went with the biggest we could. Its a Bri-Mar 12k GVWR, drop axles, 14' bed length, dual cylinders, and we have 12" PT with advertisement on the three sides.

The drop axles makes it easier to get a larger machine on it. We've had a Kubota L35 on it but the bucket and hoe are just outside the trailer dimensions. We also had a yanmar mini-ex, can't remember the model number but its apprarent weight was 7k#...I think a C35 or something...

Anyhow, I would go with the absolute biggest you can afford, especially if you are hauling stone...hell legally I can only place about 4T of stone in there, which isn't even 4 cubic yards. I can get 10 cubic yards of mulch in it fairly easily...eleven is pushing it with a big ol' hump in the middle.

We purchased new in 03 and paid 6800 which included the tarp roller in central jersey.

NEUSWEDE
03-15-2006, 05:40 PM
We have the 14 footer and love that we went with the biggest we could. Its a Bri-Mar 12k GVWR, drop axles, 14' bed length, dual cylinders, and we have 12" PT with advertisement on the three sides.

The drop axles makes it easier to get a larger machine on it. We've had a Kubota L35 on it but the bucket and hoe are just outside the trailer dimensions. We also had a yanmar mini-ex, can't remember the model number but its apprarent weight was 7k#...I think a C35 or something...

Anyhow, I would go with the absolute biggest you can afford, especially if you are hauling stone...hell legally I can only place about 4T of stone in there, which isn't even 4 cubic yards. I can get 10 cubic yards of mulch in it fairly easily...eleven is pushing it with a big ol' hump in the middle.

We purchased new in 03 and paid 6800 which included the tarp roller in central jersey.

Were the drop axels something you had installed or came with it. I have a 6x10 low pro and it seems to sit kinda high, but seems like it can't go lower.
Thanks

LB1234
03-15-2006, 06:33 PM
Were the drop axels something you had installed or came with it. I have a 6x10 low pro and it seems to sit kinda high, but seems like it can't go lower.
Thanks

It was an option I choose and was installed at the factory.

Copper Moon
03-22-2006, 06:31 PM
I just bought a Load Trail 12' dump trailer for 5300 and the thing is sweet. They use a lot of 10 gauge steel and over all it is just heavier than any other dump trailer that i have used.

Gilla Gorilla
03-22-2006, 06:56 PM
I would deffinately go with the 12 footer or even a 14' model if you can. I just picked up a 6'X10" used Bri Mar 10K dump and wish that it was 12' long though.
I do wish that I had bought one new when I started two years ago for my first trialer purchase.