hyd dump trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawn and stump, Nov 11, 2000.

  1. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    I am considering purchasing a 10 or 12ft low profile
    dump trailer. I will be hauling mulch, brush,and leaves
    I would appreciate any feed back
     
  2. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Go ahead.
     
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    If you get the 5th wheel one youll get alot more GVWs just letting you no, I know your haulin light stuff but for a little extra the 5th might be a consideration?
     
  4. Matt

    Matt LawnSite Member
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    We have a 6'8" wide x 12' long trailer with 10,000 gvw we haul everthing and any thing in it. It is the low profile and has barn doors on rear vs. the conventional dump trailer/truck tailgate. The low profile handles heavy loads better than an above the wheel type. Ours is a bumper mount, but the 5th wheel version would give you a little bei more load capacity as well as increased manuverability. The low profile is easy loading because of its low height weather you are loading it by hand or with a machine, if you load material with a wheel barrow somtimes it is a lot easier only having to load them on a low profile. The only draw back that we see is the way in which a pile is spread out when you are dumping. This happens because of the short distance to the ground from the bed of the trailer. I think alot of your decision is going to be based on what is best for your paticular situation. We like the low profile and the ease of loading vs. spreading out a load while dumping.
     
  5. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Just be sure to get the 10,000 GVWR trailer. Those are big trailers and are easily filled to weight capacity. We rent Bri-Mar trailers from a local stone supplier here in town. We love them. They can also get pretty beat up quick if you are not careful. We spend about $1,000 per year renting them at about $50 per day. We figure for the cost and the abuse they get it is better for us to rent them.
     
  6. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    Matt- what brand is your trailer?
     
  7. Matt

    Matt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Phil,
    Our trailer is an EZ Dumper, they are manufactured in Waynesboro, PA I don't have a phone # or website handy.
    If you want more info let me know.
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    I HAVE A BRI-MAR 6-12 12,000 TRAILER PINNEL HITCH ,WITH 3'SIDES,AND LOVE IT,IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN I WOULD HAVE STILL GOT THE BRI-MAR BUT GOT THE BARN DOOR LIKE MATT'S TRAILER.

    I PLACED A $60.00 WHEEL ON THE JACK SO I CAN WHEEL IT AROUND THE BARN.

    IF TOU E-MAIL ME YOUR E ADDRESS I WILL SEND YOU A PICTURE.
    ANTHONY N.J.
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i currently have a bri-mar 5 by 8. we put a spray in bedliner in it to protect the bottom from rust. it was an added expense but has payed off in the long run. we haul stone, mulch, etc. and it still looks great. we are thinking of purchasing a tandem axle u-dump in the spring. dump trailers are the only way to go.
     
  10. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    The new trailer will be a u-dump is that better
    than bri-mar? Someone said some trailers don't
    have a steep enough dump angle. But I also want the
    lowest floor height in case I carry equiptment.
     

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