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Downeaster dump inserts and dump trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mcwlandscaping, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. pgoulding

    pgoulding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    The only reason that i can think of is this and i may be wrong. But are DownEaster the ones that are built in Maine? Because they are it could be playing of the noreaster storms that we get in the winter. Maybe i am right maybe i am wrong just my .02 for the answer to that question.
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    ive wondered the same thing about that name!!!haha
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    PGoulding, i agree with your theory, it makes a lot of sense!!
  4. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    if ypu are in Nashua check out REP enterprises in Greenland they sell the ez dumper brand. much better quality than the downeaster brand. they also raise slightly higher than the downeaster inserts do.

  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    just a thought.........think of how many dump inserts you see.......not many, MAYBE there is a reason??? vs trailer or real dump truck

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,150

    I have a 2006 Downeaster Insert great unit, bigger tailgate than the rest that comes all the way up. I got mine from the factory Costal Metal Fab. Great unit saves a ton of time. I have put 3 tons in many times. If you do decide on it get Timbrens for the truck so you can load it full.

    As far as dump trailersI have a BriMar 6x10 great unit and has it's place but not ideal unless you have a task for it you can use a lot like mulching. My dump trailer I am currently trying to sell.

    As far as the name Downeaster I think it has to do with Maine having part of the state called "Downeast"
  7. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    I just purchased a loadhandler and it works AWSOME for the price. price wise, for under 200 it beats an insert anyday. It installs and comes off in seconds and it works like a charm. Have unloaded over 10 loads in the last 2 days and my back is 100% still. have unloaded mulch, debris, clippings, 2 yrds of topsoil at a time.. 1 yrd of gravel... all in a shortbox truck. I love this product so much i started up a business www.TruckinAccessories.com you can check em out there. :weightlifter:
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I got the HD version of the Load Handler off ebay for $136 Delivered...I just unloaded 3000# of top soil yesterday morning in about 30 seconds. It was maxed out but it worked great.... I have done 2 yards of mulch no problem....I could easily do 4 if I could get it on there....

  9. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    I noticed the same thing.. with 2 yards unless your using boards you get locked up in front of the wheel wells. everything else is sinch.
  10. jsecape

    jsecape LawnSite Member
    from ME
    Messages: 79

    Made in Maine i think...

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