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Old 12-11-2013, 11:19 PM
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Dump vs trailer

Alright I know this is a highly discussed subject but oh well. So my problem is I'm going to do roughly 5-600 yards of mulch this spring, right now I'm doing it from my 16ft landscape trailer 6-8 yards at a time but that's not going to work come spring my question is should I go for a dump trailer which I would need anouther truck also or just take the plunge and pick up a dump ? Let me know what your opinions are, thanks
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:59 AM
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Find a reliable Grain truck with 14ft bed, will hold 18yds.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:39 AM
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My best investment for doing mulch was to buy a kubota bx 2200 for mulch we have a 16 ft trailer with 4 ft high sides we carry 6 to 8 yards at a time . I run the tractor into the trailer scoop up the mulch then we put the wheelbarrow at the end of the trailer and dump into it after filling 4 wheelbarrows i start running loads with the machine into the large garden areas .we attached a 12 cubic dump cart to the back of a stander mower then that will be used to pitchfork into the tight areas . we only use a shovel one time to get the last remaining mulch from the trailer . we can install 30 to 40 yards a day with a 3 man crew .
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:39 AM
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Dump vs trailer

Dump trailers are impractical IMO. You need triple the space to dump because they sit low. Invest in a uses dump.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:38 AM
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Dump truck, no brainer. Cant do this with a trailer
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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Yes, you can do that with a trailer. A deck-over.

Buy a dump trailer. Don't listen to these people

Best piece of equipment I own and will buy a second next year. They are anything but impractical (???). Haul waste, soil, mulch, stone, rocks, scoop easily in and out, easy to load and unload, lower cost of ownership, lower purchase cost, ramp in equipment (two trips in one!) and haul…. I could go on all day. Can take a beating! Won't break down.

Buy a dump trailer. Trust me.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Here's the dump I'm looking at http://m.truckpaper.com/ListingDetail/Index?listingId=4752857&categoryId=856
Anybody have anything similar and can compare opinions on steel vs aluminum dump bed?
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:25 AM
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I absolutely love my dump trailer, and not once do I feel it has limited me in any way over what a truck can do.

For the money you just can't beat the trailer, both purchase and operation cost.

If money were no issue of course, I'd go for the truck. But really only for convenience.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:58 AM
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Whats great about a dump trailer is i can disconnect and leave the trailer with the employees while they are doing a cleanup and head to another job . So a dump truck and a dump trailer would be a perfect combo one for debris and one for material ..
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