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Old 08-10-2012, 08:20 PM
ParkWelding ParkWelding is offline
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Location: Averill Park, NY
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Originally Posted by wellbuilt View Post
I liked my dump trailer so much i now have 3 2 12' 1 10'
The 12' have box between the axles the 10s box is over the axles .
The problem is i was pulling the trailer every day .
I bought a ford lcf 450 16000 gvw .
It is nice to have both .
Whats the empty weight of your LCF? Just curious.

The only truck larger than a pickup I've had was a F450 4x4 V10. With a GVWR of 15K it only had a legal capacity of under 3 tons. I have had 2 EZ Dumpers in 3/4ton dodge cummins pickups. A ton and you're done in those.

The 14' 14kGVWR dump trailer I have now gets used way more and handles 5.5 ton legally no problem. I can put smallish mini excavators and smaller skid steers in it easily. It's easier to get in and out of. I rent it out to trusted individuals regularly. Its like $350 a year in insurance with full coverage. I can pull it with trucks that fit in my garage for maintenance and repair. In short, I love it.

OTOH, if I was doing max loads of soil or stone every day, I would prefer a 550 or larger dump truck.

Depende on what you're doing.
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