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Old 09-04-2008, 08:22 PM
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It is interesting that the dealer has so much trouble charging up the batteries. He told me that you could drain the battery, drive a thousand miles, and the battery would still not be charged enough with the trickle to dump a load..... Sounded odd to me. I can not imagine anyone buying these things if they were that much of a problem to dump.

Is the PJ really at about 30" deck height? That sounds almost as tall as a deck over. My equipment hauler is about 25". With a 2 foot dove tail and 5 foot ramps, it can still be a belly drag if I have to load a Super Z, or have my backhoe hanging off the tractor. I can not imagine 30" with no dove tail and a six foot ramp.

Off the subject a bit, but what do you guys do with all your hand tools, or bed egers/compactors and stuff when you haul your dump trailers? Do you guys fabricate some racks that do not rise with the dump.

Any other thoughts or experiences.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:26 PM
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Off the subject a bit, but what do you guys do with all your hand tools, or bed egers/compactors and stuff when you haul your dump trailers? Do you guys fabricate some racks that do not rise with the dump.

Any other thoughts or experiences.
SB
i made wood sides for my dump and made hand tool racks and i strap down bed egders and other tools using the d-rings in the trailer
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:49 PM
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I just ran out and measured my P.J. From the ground to the floor is almost 30". My ramps are 6'. Like I said before, you can tilt the trailer up to reduce the height and incline.

As far as tools, I put them between the beams of the goose neck and strap them in.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:43 AM
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I checked into the 14 ft Hilsborro dump trailer...very nice looking trailer. Best price I found was $8600 plus tax..... Wow!

Thanks for your input on your equipment holding ideas, I really appreciate it.

I will try to go see some units when time permits.

Thanks
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:24 AM
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Another vote for PJ.
Wheelbarrow will fit under when dump is down, material can be shoveled into wheelbarrow.
ramps are very heavy duty, we haul mini-X, bobcat, or compact tractors when necessary, never had any problems loading or unloading.
Battery stays charged off of trucks, dealer must have a dead cell in his battery. If battery starts to sound weak, 90% of the time just driving to and from gravel pit, mulch pile, etc. will charge the battery enough for the next dump
Power down definately- especially if you are not dumping the whole load- dump comes down REAL fast with a half load of stone left in trailer.
The only real bad point I have found with mine- dual axles will tear turf if you need to turn short on a customers property, sometimes I wish I had a dump truck for those situations where we have to back in tight to a house then turn the corner as we get to the back lawn. We always end up repairing a little turf.
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I love my PJ Trailer. Very good quality and ZERO troubles. It's a 2007 that I bought new and still has the battery that can with the trailer and I use this trailer year around - so from -20 C. to +30 C . Paint is getting a little worn due to use but a little metal brush and some trem-clad and shes good for the next seasons use. No problems with bearings and such as I maintain them with a little grease now and again. The power up and power down works great.
This is the single best piece of equipment I have every bought for my company !! Once you have a dumpper, you wonder why you didn't buy one sooner. It's only a 5x10 tt trailer but I put 2 ft. sides on it and it works super slick !!! Just the right size for getting into tight areas and still carries a good size loads.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:55 PM
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I love my PJ Trailer. Very good quality and ZERO troubles. It's a 2007 that I bought new and still has the battery that can with the trailer and I use this trailer year around - so from -20 C. to +30 C . Paint is getting a little worn due to use but a little metal brush and some trem-clad and shes good for the next seasons use. No problems with bearings and such as I maintain them with a little grease now and again. The power up and power down works great.
This is the single best piece of equipment I have every bought for my company !! Once you have a dumpper, you wonder why you didn't buy one sooner. It's only a 5x10 tt trailer but I put 2 ft. sides on it and it works super slick !!! Just the right size for getting into tight areas and still carries a good size loads.
U relize this thread is 2 1/2 yrs old????
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:17 PM
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Is that a problem ???
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:23 AM
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well i was going to add to this post but i guess no one cares after 2-1/2 years
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:05 AM
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well i was going to add to this post but i guess no one cares after 2-1/2 years
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