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Any Lawnsite Members using PJ Dump Trailers???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Rick13, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I think I'm going to goto my local trailer dealer to buy a dump trailer. They carry PJ , Load Trail, and B&B Dump Trailers.

    Anything I should look out for with PJ, Load Trail, or B&B Dump Trailers?

    I think I want a 14' to 16' dump trailer and 8' wide. Any options I should ask for?

    Thanks for your help and input!!!
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    I have a PJ dump trailer.The thing is built like a tank.Very heavy though.Empty pickup and empty trailer and it weights in at 10k

  3. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    14' and especially a 16 footer are going to be heavy suckers. There was a killer deal on a PJ 16' here locally for a few months and I looked at it and I didnt think my K2500 would pull it well loaded down.

    However I found the build to look really good.
  4. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Messages: 568

    Have a 5x10 and love it....

    PJ may not be the best you can buy, but personally I think you cannot do better for the money!!!!

    I think they are the best deal out there. No complaints here, and the dealer here is top shelf!

  5. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I'm look at the 83" XL Dump (D9) model. I am sure my F250 truck should pull it...plus I don't think I will ever be over 10,000 of material...but I will find out once I get on a scale.

    It looks like a very good deal....tax, title, license, etc...$8250.00.

    Comes with cold weather package
    10 k jack
    12v battery charger
    tarp and mounting bracket
    12' oc crossmembers
    1 extra pair of d rings
    tarp kit 18 ft x 84 inches (pull bar)
    gravity down (don't need to use your battery to lower dump bed...save battery power)

    I think it's a fair price...right?
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Bumper pull or gooseneck ? I have an 18' big tex dual tandem gooseneck, 25k gvw. I love it. I want a 24fter too.
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  7. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Well, I bought it from N.I.T.E. Equipment in Pecatonica, Illinois. It's pretty loaded and they are looking to see if the can mount a vibrator to the dump bed (just like some dump trucks have installed on them). The sale rep. said it would take a few days to put a kit together...and if its not too much, I will have them throw that on before I pick it up.

    Thinking of added wooden sides extensions...going to see how much my buddy will charge me to Line-X them in UV Red!!!

    Once I pick up the little beast I will post a picture. And thanks to everyone on helping me decide on what I should by also.
  8. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    I have the 20' PJ dually tandem. Empty it weighs 9000 and I've had it grossing at 27,000 before. If you go with a 16 or 20' spend the extra money to have it come with electric over hydraulic disc brakes. I swapped out my brakes and it was a $3800 upgrade.
  9. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    For the side extensions on the dump trailer, do you think I should:

    a. pressure treated wood, then spray Red UV Line-X

    b. buy plastic/composite deck boarding, like Trek

    c. pressure treated wood, then prime and paint red

    I'm looking for something sharp, will last a long time, easy to remove, but able to handle dumping, dirt, rocks, tree branches, etc.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Reg treated material is your best bet. IMO I wouldn't waste the money of line-x since the boards get beat up and are easy replaceable. Composite material is super heavy and not near as strong as 2x material. Good luck.

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