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Dump Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PGold, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. PGold

    PGold LawnSite Member
    from biloxi
    Posts: 53

  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    What kind of truck are you pulling with and how much weight are you planning on hauling? I hope i dont get blasted for this , but i never seen a dump trailer in a goose neck before.
    Mike
     
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I have the same questions as Mike. I have seen goosneck dumps all the time. I would go with one if I had a need for it. I see them on Ebay a lot. The truck you show does not have a goosneck. It has a pintle hitch, unless I am missing something. A pintle hitch is just as good as a ball hitch if not better. I think it is a little stronger. Much easier to hook up as well.
     
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    i was serious i have never seen a goose neck dump in my area. comparing ball to pintle no comparision to me. Pintle all the way, i dont trust ball hitches.
    Mike
     
  5. PGold

    PGold LawnSite Member
    from biloxi
    Posts: 53

    I have a 2000 powerstroke f250 and I want to be able to tow as much as possible all the time. Most of the time it will be with trees, concrete, and other things. My hitch is only rated for 15,000. I can get a 25,000 pound gooseneck hitch, and pay three thousand more for the same trailer. I was just wondering if what everyone's opinions were on towing dump trailers. My friend has a 2006 f350, and I was shocked by the fact that he was able to tow the same amount of concrete as an 15 yard tandem. He has a 24,000 G.V.W.R. all pro trailer. I am going to be using it for towing a skid steer, and towing debris. I don't want to have two trailers, so I will be using the dump trailer to pull my skid steer around. I was thinking that having a 24,000 gvwr trailer would weigh 6,000 or more pounds and it would be awful maneuvering. I am just trying to find the right size trailer for my needs.
     
  6. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    Make sure....get it in writing..... that it is built to dump at full load.

    There are some crappy trailers running around that after a few years will push the ram through the floor or rip off the attachment points when dumping a full load.
     
  7. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    with weights as high as a gooseneck dump trailer can tow would there be issues when dumping. what i mean is would it lift the towing trucks rear end of the ground when dumping. it seems the wheels are in the middle of the trailer. 10,000 or more lbs. seems like a lot on the end of the seesaw.
    metin
     
  8. nac

    nac LawnSite Member
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  9. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    i assume we are talking about everyone having duallys? I dont know that is still a hell of a lot of weight. Single or dually we are still talking about pick up trucks hauling, handling, and stopping too. My theory and im wrong a lot when we talk these kind of weights thats why Kenwoth, Peterbilt, Mack, etc., is in business for.
    Mike
     
  10. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    Also you say only 15,000! Thats still one hell of a load. I pull my hydro-seeder with 350 6.0 srw. My load consist of 1000 gal. of water 8500 lbs. seeder around 600 lbs, 300 lbs of grass seed, 300 lbs of fertlizer, 150 lbs of lime, 20 40lb bales of mulch 800 lbs. All yields 9900 lbs on treiler plus the weight of my 12000 gvw trailer. This is a stiff load to me it squats rear end some not bad though, i can pull and stop okey but i sure dont want any more weight. I even make sure i pull it very little distance ,also we have streams every where i find the closest 5 mile max.
    Mike
     

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