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Old 08-13-2012, 08:31 AM
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Something like this? lol

http://wwwa.autotrader.ca/a/Internat...s=heavy_trucks

Seems kinda nice, considering it only has 113km on it for that price, it must be a diesel engine also.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:17 PM
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Built up a Ford 350 to a dump truck... worked OK..

Then built up a Isuzu NPR to a dump truck... Loved it !!
Just cost too much to keep ins. and license for the use I got out of it.

Bought a new PJ 5x10 tandem dump trailer I pull with a 2011 Canyon Z package.
For me it is a perfect fit for a downsized one man business.
Just gatta get what fits your needs.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:44 PM
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We have a dually dumper and a dump trailer and both have there pros and cons. Most have been stated trailer seems to depreciate less, less upkeep, never down really and can be towed by another truck, greater load capacity, the truck is more nimble, but more upkeep maintenance, insurance and sucks when it's down for repair. Tough call, I started with the truck and added the trailer after. Love the truck for most jobs but again the trailer has its pluses
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
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Have had both. The dump trailer will do almost everything the dump truck did and by towing it with a F-350 I don't get caught up in the need for a class b drivers licence some guys are dealing with.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:37 PM
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Have had both. The dump trailer will do almost everything the dump truck did and by towing it with a F-350 I don't get caught up in the need for a class b drivers licence some guys are dealing with.
Well....you need a cdl to tow that trailer behind a 350 fyi
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:51 AM
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Well....you need a cdl to tow that trailer behind a 350 fyi
How do you know that? Did he give the trucks GVWR and the trailers GVWR? If they don't add up to more than 26,000# than no CDL.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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This been gone over time and again, just trying to give advice not starting anything. Been in biz 15 years run pickups tandems tri s and end dumps, been fined by dot and in many classes for this. Straight truck no trailer under26 k no cdl. Any combo (truck and trailer) over 10 k cdl and dot requirements. So 1/2 ton pulling most tandem trailers you need cdl and meet all requirements
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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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' 14k GVW 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.

Depend on what you're doing.
The truck weight was about 8600lbs when new .
A aluminum body would be the way to go .
All loaded up with daily tools and equipment im at 10,350 +-
I haul 3 ton max but the truck would hold much more weight
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:00 PM
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This been gone over time and again, just trying to give advice not starting anything. Been in biz 15 years run pickups tandems tri s and end dumps, been fined by dot and in many classes for this. Straight truck no trailer under26 k no cdl. Any combo (truck and trailer) over 10 k cdl and dot requirements. So 1/2 ton pulling most tandem trailers you need cdl and meet all requirements
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You are so full of sh*t.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:54 PM
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no cdl for 10,000 + pounds...i'm pretty sure it's 26,000 for CDL...over 10,000 lbs is DOT numbers only...

really tough call, but i prefer the truck over the trailer...
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