Dump Trailer 4 equipment hauling??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by N.H.BOY, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,604

    Was wondering if anyone uses there dump trailer for hauling mowers like a W/B and a ZRT. I'm looking at getting a 16' big tex dump with ramps. Was hoping someone will have pic's with the equipment in it. and if this is a pain to haul around with...
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    I have a dump trailer, but wouldn't use it to pull around equipment on a daily basis. Mine weighs around 3k empty, and thats just too much weight to be hauling around with a few mowers in it. If i were you, i would get a seperate trailer for equipment, and a dump for your other needs. I'm sure it beats taking out equipment every time you need to use the dump trailer.
  3. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    I see guys hauling skid steers or excavators..Cant say I seen mowers in one though. I see a lco around me with a F450 powerjoke and a 7 ton equipment trailer with a ztr and a walk behind.;)......:usflag:
  4. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    My dumps kill the MPG I would get a lite trailer .I even pull a 16' ringo trailer with my mini EX its 1100 lbs less weight then the dumps . I put a skid in the dump if i have to , but it easier to load & unload on the flat bed . When fuel was .89 it would have been OK.
  5. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,604

    No Ive got an 20' trailer I haul my stuff in, but was thinking about getting a dump and hauling my stuff in that also. I would need the dump for fall cleanups and spring as well. Just didnt know if any guys do haul their stuff.
  6. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 718

    N.H.BOY have you seen the landscape/dump trailers Felling makes? If you run solo without a dump truck it would be perfect.
  7. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,604

    Nope I have not...Ill check them out, is there a dealer near you in R.I.?
  8. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 718

    I think Sunbelt rentals may be a dealer.

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