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Dump Trailer Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Pressedun, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,769

    I'm considering buying a dump trailer with the optional landscape gate to use for hauling my WB in as welll as use it for stone/mulch. Has anyone used a dump trailer for hauling equipment? What are your thoughts? Would you do it again?

    I only have space for one trailer at the moment, I will get more use out of a dump trailer but really need a trailer for my WB. Just wanted to see what people that have done this think...
     
  2. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,769

    No one? Does it sound like a dumb idea? I feel like it's fairly practical...
     
  3. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    could go either way, i have 6 trailers, but you re in a different boat, no room for another trailer, sounds good to me, i just bought a Moritz 14' dump trailer to haul my skidsteer around in and do firewood, im into versitility, let er rip, post a pic when you got that gate on
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    The down side is the landscape gate will not hold heavy weight:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup::drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

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  5. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,769

    Thanks guys, I think this may the be the route I take - gotta think about it for a little while.
     
  6. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    could just put the mower in the truck? the landscape gates on those trailer look as if dumping some materials could be an issue.
     
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Very neat. Obviously not the best for either, but the best of both worlds. A great option fo some one who can only have one trailer.
     
  8. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,769

    I put my WB in my truck at the moment and I'll tell you, it's a pain in the butt. I can't haul any debris away and I have to unload everything (push mower, trimmer, blower, ramps, hedge trimmers and walk behind) every single time I mow a place. Time consuming and just getting old.

    I do about 2 days of mowing and the other 3 are for a variety of landscape projects which is why I think a dump trailer will be better for my needs.
     
  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,769

    That's what I thought too, I figure when I'm able to get space for another trailer then I'll just get a regular landscape trailer and I'll have a dump trailer already.
     
  10. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    if you are going to have room in the near future for another trailer do and use the dump trailer for mowing but i would get the regular ramps instead of a flimsy landscape ramp that wont hold a bobcat when the time comes.... or you could get a heavy duty tandem landscape trailer
     

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