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Dump Trailer, Dump angle not enough.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CrewCutEnterprises, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Ok. Bought a 05 Tripple crown dump trailer. It only dumps about 40 degrees. And if your uphill. HA !!!

    The dump cylinder is 3.5 with a stroke of 24" I either need a cylinder that has a longer stroke, and keeps same length so it will bolt in. IE double acting cylinder.

    Any ideas here besides rewelding it so I can put on 30 inch stroke cylinders and making all new mounts. Which I dont want to have to do.
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    You have one problem if the trailer isn't a deck over because the tail of the trailer will ground out and lift the wheels off the ground.

    Does this trailer have a scissor hoist or direct push ?

    You other option is a front mount post hoist you have lots of lift height and power.

    Any dump trailer I seen has the same problem you have you end up with a long stretched out pile because you have no dump angle. To get the material out you need to pull ahead.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Those low profile dump trailers are a pita, they ground out and cause you to make a LONG pile and the single hoist ones can't lift anything of real weight!!
  4. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    The weight isnt the issue its the angle. It will dump 5 tons. Its the wet gravel and topsoil that wont come out.

  5. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Does it have an adjustable coupler?
  6. Yard Solutions

    Yard Solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Buy a good heavy duty set of ramps for the rear tires on the truck, it should get you another 6-10 inches of height at the tongue of the trailer.

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