mulching out of a dump trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vaacutabove, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Right now I have an 97 7or 8X12 dump truck. I was thinking about getting a dump trailer but I like how we can put one guy in the dump truck pushing mulch into the wheel barrel. He can fill one in about 30 sec. I went to go look at trailers today and I don't think this can happen with the high when it is lifted to let gravity do most of the work. The only thing I can come up with is if I get one with a dump and spread gate (not the barn door). and use the chains to left it to the correct level to get in the wheel barrel. Am I over thinking this we do a ton of mulch for my size operation.
     
  2. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
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    just get a high profile dump trailer andd youll be fine
     
  3. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I tried a bri mar deck over and I will still have to use the gate to lift it back up a bit.
     
  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dam that would be awesome. I do a lot of mulch but I'm only guessing not that much.
     
  6. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depending during the year if we have the dump truck on another job we use a low pro file brimar. I actually enjoy mulching out of it over the dump truck the. 8 cuft Jackson wheelbarrow we use fit right to the lip of the dump and we just slid it right out
     
  7. nismothunder

    nismothunder LawnSite Member
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    Over thinking it. Open the barn doors and lift the dump too the proper height so the mulch will come out with ease.
     
  8. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With the barn doors the ones here are 3 inches shorter then the wheel barrow. Thinking it wold miss more then would make it in
     
  9. nismothunder

    nismothunder LawnSite Member
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    I've never ran into that problem. I mean with the dump all the way up, yes. But all the ones I've ever used are the perfect height for a wheel barrow.

    You simply must have a tall 'barrow.
     
  10. Southern Heritage

    Southern Heritage LawnSite Member
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    I agree I have a Big Tex dump and we unload dirt, stone and much every day right into the wheel barrows. We shut the doors dump it to back then lower again and keep pushing it off. I also have barn doors but can open them like a dump truck
     

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