Anyone ever had a tilt like this?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by whiffyspark, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Quick Question on dump trailers

    I'm doing numbers real quick trying to make a decision

    all 14k trailers

    14ft gooseneck weighs 4762
    16ft weighs 4773

    A bumper pull weighs
    14 - 4000
    16 - 4266

    Can I legally pull more in the gooseneck because of the pin weight? I know it will transfer more to the truck.

    I have a class v hitch, we may get a weight dist if I get a bumper pull. Undecided on that.
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think when it comes down to goosenecks. People tend to overload them more, becuz hey it's a gooseneck.

    I'm selling my 18' dual tandem gooseneck dump.
    I plan to use the money from the gooseneck to pick up another mower and a bumper pull dump.

    I would like a 12' or 14' with 14k GVW. Something we can pull with our 3/4 ton truck.
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Were running mulch delievers this year. If it works out I'll get a dump next year.

    Thats another think going 14-16. 16s heavier but gvw is the same.
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  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Set your trailer up with a batch gate in the middle so you can do more than one load per trip. Say one customer wants 3 yrds and another wants 4 or one wants brown dyed and the other wants black dyed . You can put both on the trailer and will be getting 2 delivery fees out of one trip.I would also increase the height of the sides from the factory. But remember the longer it is the harder it will be to get into tight drives.
     
  5. Marek

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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    We've never had a gooseneck always bumper pull. Do you think I'll have a problem backing a gooseneck in all day?
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  7. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its all about what you are used to. Your area has a lot more houses that are spaced a little apart. My cousins that own the big delivery company here run 550 trucks as they say even the Internationals they have are to big for most peoples driveways and people tend to freak out when they see a bigger truck backing in on their nice asphalt drives. Also put it in writing that the home owner is responsible after the tires leave the roadway.
    Don't know what financial position you are in but personally I would find a clean stake body truck over the dump trailer idea. But a trailer will hold its value pretty well and maybe help you get to that next level. If you did the right trailer you could also use it to transport your skid too eliminating the need for a second trailer. What length would you need for your tractor set up you are looking at ?
     
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  8. whiffyspark

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    It has to be a trailer this year they won't let me purchase a vechile. I figured if it worked I'd upgrade to a 550-750 next year.

    I'd got to measure and see what my current tractor would fit in.
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  9. whiffyspark

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    16ft with wheels folded up and no loader. So that won't work

    I have an 18ft flatbed now I use its just not mine
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  10. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Leave the rear doors open and let it hang out the back some and flag it. Would buy you some time until you bought another trailer
     

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