Dump box on a non drump trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lynden-Jeff, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    has anyone build say and 8 X 8 X 6 box to put on a trailer to dump leaves from? I have a 6X12 single axle and im upgrading to a 16 ft double so im thinking keeping the 12 footer for leaves. Is it possible to make a dumping leaf box? Has anyone done this?

  2. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    I'm sure it could be done, but if you have the standard 3500 lb. single axle trailer, by the time you added the dump box with high sides for leaves, the trailer would weigh close to 3500 lbs. before you put anything in it. That is why most dump trailers are tandem axle.
  3. pjw

    pjw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Felling trailer makes a very nice side dump, just for hauling equip. & matarial.There site is www.fellingtrailer.com. Nice trailers.
  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    til you by a woth while hoist and all the fab work you could purchase a used dump trailer. Really they are cheap.
  5. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 LawnSite Member
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  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. neighborstree

    neighborstree LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    i have a 12 foot . 12000 gvw felling trailer. it was 11000 new,. way to much for a dump trailer

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