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Material Hauling Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by The Grounds Crew, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    I am looking for an open trailer that is not a dump trailer but able to hold about 2-4 yards of sand. I want a 12 footer but I just don't know what too look for when trying to find a a hauling trailer. I know they have dump trailers, and dump trucks but I just want a trailer that can handle the weight of sand. Is there any out there or is dump the only option? Help is much appreciated. I am hoping to only spend $3,000 to $3,500. Are there any out there for that price?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    Have one built. 12x6 with 2 foot solid sides and 5200lb axles. It should weigh in around 2000lbs empty.
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  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    Probably not an 8000lb capacity one.
  4. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  5. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    Thanks for the help guys. Do you think I am at least in the ball park for price or do you think I will have to spend a bit more to get it done right?
  6. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    Somewhat depends on your area, as who might be a good local fabricator, and who you know that is trustworthy to assist or advise you.

    You can get what you pay for, but only if you do your homework.

    I think you might be closer to 4K to really be happy? But it depends on who you know.
  7. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    I load my equipment trailer with sand and gravel some times .
    I use 1 yard load bags and stack them on the deck . balanced out 12000lb on a 14000lb trailer .
    I also use 3x3x3 ply wood boxes with a pallet on the bottom so we can move the sand/ gravel into the yard without leaving a mess in the front of the house.
    I would just spend the money on a dump trailer you will love it
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    why not just buy a dump trailer even tho you dont plan on dumping it.
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    I was wondering the same thing.

    If you fabricate a trailer that meets the critera and doesn't dump for the same amount of money I am betting you could by a dump trailer...

    The idea of the bulk bag on an equipment trailer would be suitable too...

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