View Full Version : Ever built a dump trailer? Need advice.

Jason Pallas
03-05-2005, 02:21 PM
Has anyone ever built a dump trailer? I've got a tilt trailer that I think I'm going to convert to a dump trailer. Looks like it should be a fairly easy endeavor - little welding, some fabricating, etc... But I need some advice on Hydraulics. Anyone out there ever built or converted a dump trailer?

03-05-2005, 04:28 PM
I think you would be wise to buy a new one. For what they cost.

03-05-2005, 07:46 PM
What size is your trailer and what is its gross weight? Northern Tool has lots of hydraulics that would work. Are you going to use a single center ram or dual rams on the sides?

Jason Pallas
03-05-2005, 07:54 PM
It's a 6x12 trailer. I was going to check with Northern Tool and maybe TSC (tractor supply co). I was going to probably go with the single center ram. I think the trailer is rated for about 2500 - 3000 lbs.

03-05-2005, 09:56 PM
I would be very careful not to overload it. All the steel and hydraulics are really going to add a lot of weight to the trailer.