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Dump trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jones68, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would get one with the scissor lift. Can't tell if the PJ trailer is a scissor.
     
  4. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the advantage of the scissor lift over a single piston or dual piston set up?
     
  5. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a PJ 14' very nice trailer, well built, scissor type lift.
    Highly recommend them, and I've looked at a bunch of them.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love my bigtex dual tandem. 25k #gvw.
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  7. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the advantage of the scissor lift over a single piston or dual piston set up?
     
  8. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i am in the 10'-12' x 10,000-14,000 lbs range would love to have a 25,000 but i dont need all that for what i usually do im mostly brush/debris, mulch, topsoil, stone, leafs, ect. i dont get into much heavy excavation
     
  9. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I even prefer a dual cylinder lift over a scissor lift. Sometimes our dump trailer is loaded heavy and a bit uneven from side to side. When you watch the two cylinders lift, they really compensate for the other if one side is weak. It's just a lot more stable IMO
     
  10. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have learned with some companies they upgrade to 2 pistons when you make the jump from 10,000 to 12,000. PJ upgrades to the scissor lift so I think im between a 2 piston design and a scissor but i would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of both
     

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