1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Bri-Mar Dump trailer recommendation

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Petr51488, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Just a heads up. If you have a bri-mar dump trailer and has shackles that connect from the equilizer to the leaf springs, i would suggest either replacing them, or at the very least, inspecting them. I had mine shear off on one side.... luckily i wasnt on a highway, but i did have to drive it home with the rear spring not connected to the equilizer. I ordered 8 new shackles, bolts and nuts and replaced them all.
  2. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    How old is the trailer? That is bs.
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    I think 3 years old. The other side also had some wear in it. MY other heavy duty dump doesnt have shackles and is connected directly to the frame of the trailer without shackles. I suppose its from overloading it.
  4. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    I see, I believe my PJ dump has shackles, I will have to take a look at them.
  5. jwsland

    jwsland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I have an 08 bri-mar dump. same thing happened to me. loaded up i hit a pothole, ripped the shackles out and snapped a leaf spring. replaced a bunch of stuff and no problems since.
  6. Chairmnofthboard

    Chairmnofthboard LawnSite Member
    from So Cal
    Posts: 9

    It doesn't matter what brand of trailer you have. If you are using those shackles they WILL tear off. It happens from overloading usually. There are some upgraded shackles you can buy. They will last a lot longer.

    If you want to avoid all that, you can go with a slipper spring set up.

Share This Page