tomaster trailers

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cat320, May 16, 2001.

  1. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has any one seen or bought a tomaster dump trailer.Looks very good but it must cost a good$$$.What does every one think of itYou can see it at www.tomastertrailers.com
     
  2. Hardy Enterprises

    Hardy Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Cat320,

    I assume you meant

    www.towmastertrailers.com


    Looks like a nice trailer. I looked at one awhile back built by a company here in Mississippi. It was built almost just like that trailer and they wanted around $6500 if I remember correctly.

    Jay
     
  3. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'am looking at Bri-Mar dump trailers.
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was looking at the Bri-Mar trailers too but they didn't seam as heavy duty as tomaster,big tex and a few other one I have seen on the net.All the good trailers are so far from Ma that the shipping takes up half the cost of them Toms Rv in california for about $4-5 K alot les than around here but then the shipping comes into play and raises the price.
     
  5. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 133

    I've been looking for a dump trailer for a while now. The trailer of choice is made by baker , just saw two of them at a small town horse trailer sales yard . I mean this thing looks like it could haul a d-9 cat. Were talking over built to the max. a 12' 80" wide trailer sells for 5250.00 and a 14' sells for 6000.00. I think there made somewhere in illinois.Need to research this a little more. This made a bri-mar look like a tin can. Two hydro. rams not one . And it's built to haul a skid loader etc. If your looking look this way because i haven't seen anything short of a tank thats more built. :blob3:
     
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Hello,

    I just purchased a 6x10 lowprofile ezdumper this spring and love it so far. I must say, I question its construction a little, but so far it has worked out better than expected. Think the price was $4200, and its a 10k gvrw with 4 wheel electric and included ramps.

    I looked at other brands and will say that the ezdumper is not as heavy duty as the others, but I felt this was a good thing.

    My concern is that with some of these brands, they build them so dam heavy duty that you end up throwing another 500 lbs of steel on them. I am only pulling with 3/4 ton pickup, so I wanted to get as much payload as possible with as little trailer weight. Dump trailers get heavy quick, so I feel saving every pound does help out later down the road.

    Maybe the trailer will not hold up as well over time, but if it saves me the replacement of a transmission/engine due to pulling extra weight around, then I figure I am ahead of the game.

    steveair
     
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    i have an H&H trailer that I really like. The one i own is a 10500# hydralift. They have a dump model too. Look at the website...the prices are very reasonable.......very. www.hhtrailer.com good luck
     
  8. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Steveair - read your post with interest regarding the EZ-Dumper and the "heavy-duty" factor.

    Since I get to work on quarry equipment/plows/etc a lot I'm definitely on the "over-build it" side of the fence. But you make a good point regarding empty weights - especially with today's fuel costs!

    Big trucks, which I drove for a few years, have to deal with the same payload-to-weight considerations. The tendency is to make them as light as possible, especially trailers. There is always a trade-off between reduced weight & reduced lifespan.

    One of the reasons things tend to get built so heavy-duty in the pits is, about the smallest piece of equipment in them is a Cat 980 or similar loader! (Need to make a small adjustment to a conveyor, bring the loader over...........BANG!)

    Provided you don't abuse and overload your trailer, it should do quite well for you.

    One thing I'm wondering: Is there a lot of tube used in its construction? Tube is great for keeping weight down while maintaining strength, its big drawback is the tendency to trap moisture/dirt/salt & then rust from the inside out. I've done a few of THAT type of repair...................
     
  9. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    75,

    The ez dumper is 95% C-channel. The frame, bed supports, around the body, hitch A-frame, etc. The only piece that is different is a huge 8" square beam that goes across the front. The lift pivots off of this and also the A-frame hitch goes into it.

    As for weight, I weighed in the other day and my 2500HD chevy and emptly trailer weighed in around 9300lbs. That does not leave a lot of room to be 'technically' under the GCWR of the vehicle. I am glad the trailer is as light as possible now, especially when you try to pull 3 yards of stone in it. The truck gets a pretty good workout. I usually only do 2 yards at time.

    Also, for whoever, be sure to get brakes on all 4 wheels. You will need them. I know a few companies offer it as a option, which it really isn't in my book.

    steveair
     
  10. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like the sound of "Channel" as opposed to "Tube". Really cuts down on the moisture trap factor.

    And I feel the same way about brakes on ALL the wheels. Again referring back to my truckin' days, the more stopping power the better. Funny how on the big stuff, I don't think brakes on 1 out of 2 axles is an option.......................
     

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