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Old 01-28-2014, 11:56 AM
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How about one of those hand crank ones that they use to empty pickups? They use a heavy vinyl or canvas. Should be ideal for grass
That's actually a great idea!
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:14 PM
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so I just called these guys http://www.debrissystems.com/trailers.asp. the guy who answered said he wasn't in the office, but he said from memory the price was $25,000 for the 1800 model bumper pull open, and $32,000 for the same trailer but enclosed.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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That's actually a great idea!
Not quite as pimpin but cheaper, lighter, less to go wrong. Could probably make one any size you want
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Get ahold of a guy on the Rhode Island thread named ferris diesel. He did it last season. I saw it and it works pretty good!! He used a 6 foot or short bed insert.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:36 PM
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Cant a dump insert be installed and removed with two guys?
A steel dump insert weighs about 1000 pounds. So with rollers and a comealong, maybe. Not an easy job without a forklift or other machine to lift.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:55 PM
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I don't think you'll have a problem because the dumper pretty much has its own frame. If you were to rely on the trailer frame I could see it twisting
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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What if I was to put jacks on the side where it was dumping, that would help it a lot from twisting I think and easy to install
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:22 PM
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What if I was to put jacks on the side where it was dumping, that would help it a lot from twisting I think and easy to install
That's a pretty good idea, IMHO. I wouldn't have thought of that. I guess, you're thinking of a tongue jack on each corner?
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I don't get it. Cheapo trailers are only like a grand less than heavy trailers. Just get a heavy trailer
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:37 PM
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I would just be worried about the tongue weight. We have a dump insert and with just leaves there were a few times where it scaled out to 3600# this past fall. Im not opposed to this idea as I thought of doing it myself a few years back but couldn't afford an insert. I feel like it can be done, I would just crunch some numbers to see how much grass in lbs you intend to carry between dumps. Then you can approximate your tongue weight and go from there as you may need to add air bags to your tow vehicle. Let us know what you decide and post pics if you fab up something yourself!
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