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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

    Thanks TriCountyLawn!

    I will go the pressure treated wood, prime, and paint bright red. Then I might place my website info. on the wooden boards.

    I should buy 2" x 10" or 2" x 12"? And then regular 2" x 4" to go into the stake area, right???
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Yeah sounds good. FWIW I have seen side boards that had the info routed out on the boards like on all the state park signs.
  3. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Wow! That's a good idea!!!

    I'm sure that it doesn't cost much to have done.

    Thanks for the idea!!!
  4. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Picking up My trailer tomorrow around 10 am!!! Will post a few pictures once I get it home.
  5. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Tried to load up pictures from Dropbox.com...of my truck and dump trailer but the pictures wouldn't upload....so I will mess with it later tonight....had to leave home to goto work.

    So I'll download the pictures to my desktop and then upload them to Lawnsite.com tonight.
  6. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Here's My New Dump Trailer!!!! Will be using it this week!!!

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  7. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Gotta love new stuff. I know a dumper would save me a ton of work....
  8. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    How many miles on your 6.7 and how has it done so far. Judging by the cap and bumper pull trailer I'm assuming the engine has had an easy life so far and hasn't been worked hard pulling any real weight in the 18K+ range that would work the engine to it's full potential.

    I think a lot of even diehard Ford guys are taking a wait and see attitude on the 6.7. Here in Texas it's the Diesel truck capital of the U.S. and considering the 6.7 has now been out for two years I'm not see many 6.7 door emblems running around. Any time I see someone with a 6.7 I like to find out the millage and how it has treated you so far. I know Ford is really hoping the 6.7 in it's light duty trucks is as good as the big C 6.7 used in it's medium duty F650 & F750.
  9. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    On The Ford 6.7, I have 7,500 miles and runs great! I haven't had any problems with it. I haven't pulled anything really heavy....so the engine is broken in and now it's time to do some heavy work!!!

    I bought the extended warranty so it's good for 7 years or 120,000 miles....so I'll use up the years compared to running out of miles. I have a few other vehicles I use...so the truck only gets driven when it's pulling a one of the trailers, that's why I have very low miles. And then when winter comes, it usually get put away until Spring time.

    So what do you think would be the best set up for me (solo worker) and extending my sides on the trailer?

    All the heavy stuff (dirt, rocks, compost) will never go higher than the metal sides of the trailer (2' high). So I'm not sure if I want full 16' boards running down the sides of the trailer. It might be more user friendly have two 8' boards. I would like to go 2' to maybe 3' high....for trimming trees, branches, and mulch next Spring.

    And I'm not sure if I would like 2" thick wood....maybe only 1" for thickness...since there shouldn't be much weight on the wooden rails? Or am I wrong?

    I'm looking for the most user friendly set up (solo worker) that I can take off the sides when I need to, but still have some strength to keep everything inside the trailer too. Open to all ideas!!! Thanks!!!
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    If you go full length with 1" it will be stronger then splitting it in half and using 2" stock. Not mention about the same weight.

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