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Old 10-07-2010, 11:11 PM
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dump or dump trailer

Run the pros and cons of having a dump truck or dump trailer...
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:08 AM
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Depending on the job pretty much payload
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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Depends on size of each

trailer on a pickup=cheaper insurance than dump truck
trucks carry the weight better
Trailer- lower height can be loaded with just about anything and you can do haul aways without a chipper or leaf loader but fills up pretty quick
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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A trailer can haul much more weight that a truck pulling it, as mentioned before the height is lower making it easier to load. Advantages of a dump (or pickup with dump insert) are that the higher floor height makes dumping in a pile easier, and the big one is you can put a truck into tight spaces that you'd never dream of putting a trailer. You just have to figure out what will work better for you.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:29 AM
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trailers wont haul more weight. We dont know what the dump truck is. Could be a international or F550-750
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:20 PM
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It would be a one ton dump. I didn't think about the low sides for loading. That does make a good point.

I have seen a couple people who have ramps so they can pull their skid steer right up in the trailer as well.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:46 PM
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A dump trailer will weigh in at 4k and to stay under the 10 k CDL number that will give you 3 ton of legal capacity. Once you get into a trailer over 10k you must have a class A cdl . A f450 with a landscape dump will weigh between 10 and 11k and a GVW of 16k gives you 2.5 - 3 ton. A 550 will weigh about the same and gives you up to 3500 #s more capacity but if you register it at 19.500 you cant leagally tow a 7k trailer with out going over the magical 26k Which throws you into the CDL range again. A 450-550 truck is nice but they are expensive to run.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:46 PM
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The 10k CDL myth pops up once again. YOu can tow as much as you want. Your GC needs to stay under 26k.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:13 PM
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not in Maryland !
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:43 PM
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or in PA..... any trailer ober 10K requires a CDL. This has been confirmed by a DOT officer I spoke with.
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