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Old 01-27-2014, 02:31 PM
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Can this work? dump bed insert on trailer/to make it a side dump?

I am wanting to buy a 20 foot regular mowing trailer, and then buy a dump bed insert for a truck and place it in the front of the trailer sideways. So when I bag all my yards I can dump the grass straight into there and then Dump it right off the trailer.
Can this be done?
Are the bottom of the inserts flat, so I can mount it properly on the trailer?
Will I need to cut out the rail of the trailer where the dump part is?

Just thought I would get some suggestions to see if this would be possible without to much of a headache, Also ideas and help would be great.

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Old 01-27-2014, 03:07 PM
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I would think that it would be low to the ground. Therefore when you dump only some of the debris will come out then you will be raking or pitch fork. Also if you cut the rail it will weaken the trailer. You will need some extra engineering to beef it up due to the weight of the insert and debris. you will find it more usefull in the bed of a truck.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:09 PM
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I'm not sure how balanced the insert is, front to back. But, when you put that across the trailer, it'll be unbalanced. If not when it's empty, it will be when you load it and, especially, when you dump it. It'll put a heck of a twist on the trailer. It sounds like you need one of these:



I can't even fathom what that must cost.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:20 PM
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I am wanting to buy a 20 foot regular mowing trailer, and then buy a dump bed insert for a truck and place it in the front of the trailer sideways. So when I bag all my yards I can dump the grass straight into there and then Dump it right off the trailer.
Can this be done?
Are the bottom of the inserts flat, so I can mount it properly on the trailer?
Will I need to cut out the rail of the trailer where the dump part is?

Just thought I would get some suggestions to see if this would be possible without to much of a headache, Also ideas and help would be great.

Thanks for your time guys!

Cole K
Someone makes them I think felling trailers http://www.felling.com/trailers/hydraulicdump/sidedump/index.asp
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How mcuh can an insert of grass weigh?

Depending on the actual trailer you grt you could mount it up above the rail, then you get around cutting it and you get more dump height for easy unloading. Use the area underneath for storage. I would do it since used inserts can be had cheap
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:55 PM
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Someone makes them I think felling trailers http://www.felling.com/trailers/hydr...dump/index.asp

That is really slick.
And, looks to be a really heavy-duty trailer.
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How mcuh can an insert of grass weigh?

Depending on the actual trailer you grt you could mount it up above the rail, then you get around cutting it and you get more dump height for easy unloading. Use the area underneath for storage. I would do it since used inserts can be had cheap
He's wanting to put it on a standard, 20' mowing trailer. The average trailer is far too flimsy to load that way. That Felling side-dump is stout, stout, stout. It'd probably be the last trailer one would ever buy.
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We run 2 walker baggers and I was wanting it to be able to dump right into insert so I would not have to handle it by hand at all. The one thats on that website could hold your bobcat as well and would need a 1 ton to pull it around all day. I am thinking a insert empty weighs no more than a thousand lbs..so if you would put the insert on a 16 or 18 foot trailer it might balance the weight better
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Standard mowing trailer means nothing, whats standard? Whats the gvw? The inserts are mounted to a frame with a pivot at the back and one near the front for the hoist. I dont see it twisting but i only took a few engineering classes
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http://www.debrissystems.com/trailers.asp

Wow, they make some amazing trailers.... like in my dreams kind of stuff. I am almost tempted to call them and see how much the 1800 model would cost!!
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