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Dump Trailer Tailgate

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jandreau, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. jandreau

    jandreau LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I am in the process of building a 14' dump trailer and can't decide what style tailgate would be better. I think the barn door tailgate would work better for dumping leaves, but was hoping to get some input from people that have used them.
  2. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    I have an H&H trailer that has a 3-way gate. REALLY comes in handy. It swings open at the bottom for spreading stone like a dump truck (Also has chains for setting the gate where you want it). It opens like a pickup truck and lowers from the top. And it also swings open to the side to completely open the back up. Very versatile.
  3. jandreau

    jandreau LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Do you have any pictures of your tailgate? I did a search for a 3 way gate but couldn't find any decent pictures.
  4. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 156

    I would just go with the barn doors. I have a 14' PJ and 99% of the time I just open the doors. Leaves will get stuck dumping with the regular gate. While dumping dirt, stone, mulch etc, the gate also seems to drag the pile out longer, instead of dumping in one pile....if that makes sense?
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I have a 3 way tail gate on my dump trailer there are pictures somewhere in my thread
  6. jandreau

    jandreau LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I will look and see if I can find it. Thank You
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    PAGE 51 if you didnt find it already

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