Dump Trailer Bed Protection Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cddva, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a new Bri-Mar dump trailer (my first). Will use it to haul my rubber track loader as well as plan to haul dirt, gravel, mulch, brush, etc. Wondering what your opinions are on whether it's worth putting a spray-on liner or other means of protection in the bed or just put it to work as is? Thanks.
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    no, spray on will reduce your ability to have product slide off when dumping and add considerable weight
     
  3. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    why in the world would you want a product that will make it harder to dump stuff??? you did buy the dump trailer to dump didn't you?
     
  4. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
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    get a dump bed liner and be finished with it
     
  5. leaflandscape

    leaflandscape LawnSite Member
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    Don't line it, you're wasting your time and money. If you want you can paint it with farm implement paint, but it'll be gone in a week anyway, so I just keep the outside of mine painted and accept the inside for what it is, doomed to be a bit rusty.
     
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do NOT line it!! I have an 07 Bri-Mar and all the guys keep saying "get the line-x in it." ??? HUH?? It's a horrible idea. Mulch, soil, sand- it'll all stick in there. Like everyone's sai, it defeats the point of the "dump" trailer. I love the smooth surface and plus- it's meant to get banged up!
     
  8. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all your responses. The general consensus seems to be .......forget the liner. That's what the salesman/owner said too. I think I can live with that. If a liner reduces the "dump" factor it does kind of defeat the purpose. That's what I needed to know.

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  9. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    some things are just supposed to have a rough life, dump trailer, my pants, my cleaning lady, and any woman that tries to date me..
     
  10. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    can i ask what you paid for that trailer and what it's size and capacity is?
     

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