Dump Trailer suggestions....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ron mexico75, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    I'm starting to look too and the only thing I have decided on now is I definitely want a goose neck...
     
  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well it seems you really need to know your trucks numbers along with trailer numbers if you plan on carrying a lot of weight. Im kind of confused now that I'm looking at different size trailers.

    Just as an example, I googled "deck over dump trailers." From what some guys have posted here, that type seems to be the best due to the height of the deck for dumping or wheelbarrowing stuff out of it. At any rate, I came across this chart. My mind says that the longer the trailer the more it can hold. The more it can hold the heavier the weight. So why is it that some of the shorter length trailers can haul more weight? Take for example the first trailer versus the third trailer in this chart......
     

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  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The trailer itself weighs more as it is 7ft wide vs 6ft and is probably the start of the heavy duty line of their trailers. Thicker frames maybe?

    With the deckover version of my trailer 7x14 vs 8x14 14k the payload is about 400# less. It has a wider bed so it just weighs more.

    Deckover weights 4140lbs

    Standard low profile 3600lbs

    So it just depends on how the trailer is made up. A heavy duty trailer will probably take abuse better if it does have a thicker frame and more heavy duty parts. The light duty version may also have smaller lift cylinders too. Just get all the details before you buy.
     
  4. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I thought about that after posting so Im glad you said that too.

    I came across these trailer made by CAM Superline. They appear to be made very well. In fact, I think I have seen a lot of this brand around construction sites hauling backhoes and such.

    Anyways, look at the PDF and compare trailer #3 to trailer #4. The exact same size, same axle capacity, 60 pound weight difference but #4 can carry 780 more pounds. That's where I'm confused. The GVWR is also a difference of 1,870 pounds.
     

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  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    They added aboot 12% toungue weight to the GVWR of #4.

    EW difference might be a difference in the jack or something similiar. Or it was simply a different weight when they weighed a sample trailer.
     
  6. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Larger wheels & tires that may have more capacity....?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  7. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    eh, who knows.

    Basically from what you all have said I should be looking at; 12 feet long minimum not 10 feet, deck over body so you can load a wheelbarrow at the back edge, dual hydro cylinders or scissor lift with single hydro, dual use gate.
     
  8. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My "Low Profile" loads fine. The wheel barrows just squeak underneath. It really depends on the use. If you do so much work that requires you hauling pallets then yes deck over fold down side is where its at for loading. Either way you'll be fine. If you were loading a piece of equipment everyday a drop axle lower deck height would be better. Thats why I went in between, because I wasn't sure. But yes 12ft+, heavy duty version, I'd say scissor lift but it's just my belief they are stronger. Also think about power up/power down vs. power up/gravity down. I just prefer gravity down.

    Cam is a good brand along with Bri-Mar. But so are others and there are also junk ones. Price will tell you that when most new heavy duty trailers are in the $7K+ mark. I've been quite impressed with my Sure-Trac and there are on TON of them around my neck of the woods.

    Good luck searching!
     
  9. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks, I appreciate the help.
     
  10. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    See post 15.
     

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