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Old 08-09-2013, 02:27 PM
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Side dump trailer build!

So after a year of planning and saving I finally have the time and money to go ahead and build my side dump trailer. I sold my enclosed trailer, and bought a 20' Big Tex pipe trailer from a member on Lawnsite. I then took my truckcraft 6.5' dump insert and mounted it on the front of the trailer. I used it like this for several months to make sure it was what I wanted to do. It saves me so much time loading the barrels in this way and dumping the trailer and not having to unhitch the truck to dump.

Here are some pictures of my welder building the box.....waiting for the weather to break so we can mount the box on the trailer and hook up the piston.

The box is 6' wide and 8' long and will have a drop down gate so I can back the mower up and dump in it. The gate will also pin on top so I can dump the bin.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:30 PM
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pictures of the floor, side, inside and front.......and my little monster helping me
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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I'm excited to see how this turns out, I keep finding myself thinking about a setup like that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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I'm excited to see how this turns out, I keep finding myself thinking about a setup like that.
Im a solo operation, so for me to have another truck and registration.....insurance....maintenance etc. I would have to be making alot more than I am making now. It's all about streamlining for me!
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Nice. I've been wondering you were going to do it or not.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:29 PM
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What's that cost for something like that?? I was thinking about doing something similar to an older NPR
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:00 AM
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What's that cost for something like that?? I was thinking about doing something similar to an older NPR
All the steel was $1,400.00 which included 3" channel iron, 3/16"x 4'x8' sheets of steel and 2" angle iron for the supports on the sides.......I got the pump and piston for free and had to buy the remote which was $20.00 online. They sell a dump trailer kit online for about $400.00 I believe......A friend of mine is a welder and is fabricating the whole body soup to nuts for me for $1,000.00
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Ferris,

This looks awesome. Please keep us posted! I am planning for something along these lines this winter myself.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:20 PM
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Got the tailgate finished up and gave it a test drive this week! Not as tounge heavy as I thought it would be.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:24 PM
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WE had to mount the piston backwards.....when I say backwards, I mean as opposed to the conventional way of mounting. The piston is mounted under the center of the body and pushing the front up. We could not mount it the other way because it would be pushing past the center point of the body, due to the length of the piston........it works great.....just need to figure out how to slow the descent of the body down, it drops pretty fast right now!
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