Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by THIESSENS TLC, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got 4600 bucks for a brand new dump trailer and wondering if it's really worth it to buy. The trailer itself is a really good price and well built, but I'm thinking maybe just continue to rent bins for $170 each time. I wouldn't be using it all the time.
    What are some of the benefits of a dump trailer?

    Pros:
    Not having to wait for bin guy
    Won't have to shovel out truck at dump site.
    I do have a dump site I can dump for free.

    Cons:
    Maintenance
    Still have to use my truck which is only a 1500 silverado that would be overloaded every time I fill it up.
    I would have less room in my garage
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  2. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If all you currently have is a 1500 I would wait til you have enough to justify a bigger truck. Until then it might be easier for you to just keep renting
     
  3. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's only a 3.5 ton 5x8.5' dump with a gvwr 7000lbs
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  4. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    My truck can handle the weight. It will be around the max it can handle if it's full. I won't be using it all the time either so I don't think I'll kill my truck that quick anyways. Just don't want to make several trips with my truck for bringing in material either. Hard to decide...
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  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I picked up a big tex 5x10 dump for 3500$ brand new half ton pulls it great and it didn't break the bank.
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  6. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Brand new 3.5 ton dumper up here is actually $3399 + tax. Then I have to buy a tarp roller kit and a few other items. What kind of truck do you have dstifel?
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  7. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Brand new 3.5 ton dumper up here is actually $3399 + tax. Then I have to buy a tarp roller kit and a few other items. What kind of truck do you have dstifel? Mine would be a 5x8.5' dump. Cheapest one I could find in my area plus it has a 3year warranty on it too.
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  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dakota with helper springs pulls that trailer loaded no problem.
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  9. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Helper springs? Never heard of that before...
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  10. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is a dump trailer worth it?

    How many times a week/month/year will you need to use a dump trailer?
     

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