dump trailer back/door extension

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vaacutabove, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 12ft dump trailer that I have 2 ft side extensions on that I also hinged and use in the back like barn doors. however I don't like this the doors don't line up to lock in place if the walls are jared a little. anyone have a set up they would be willing to share before this leaf season.
     
  2. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    I hinged mine at the top....perpendicular to the side boards. So it's a dump door, not barn doors. Works fine
     
  3. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any pics by chance did u run metal across the top?
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  4. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    No pics right now sorry.

    Yeah there's a piece of angle iron running along the top (the actual wooden door is bolted to this). At each end of the angle there's a 1" rod welded. The rod slides into a hole on either side of the trailer, so the door swings out when dumping.

    I know this is probobly a crappy description......,I'll try to get a pic in the next few days....it won't be on the trailer though obviously.
     
  5. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Would like something that can stay year round so would need to dump brush and do large mulch jobs out if that's why I went barn door but open to see what will improve
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