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Dump Trailer or Insert?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedWingsDet, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Once I sell my trailer, im going to be getting a dump trailer or insert. Im not sure what I want. Im moving in the summer so I'd be nice to have a dump insert so I dont have to pay storage. Basically, what I would like to know is can you fit/haul/lift as much in a insert as a dump trailer. Plus with a insert I can get the attachment to make it into a salt spreader. On top of that, what is better steel (doesnt dent as easy but rusts) or aluminm (dents but doesnt rust)?
  2. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    For the right amount of money you can get anything you want. A dump trailer can hold more weight than an insert but if your looking for a insert thats less weight check this out its lighter but still expensive. http://www.dump-pro.com/pgs/qna/faqs.htm
  3. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I have an easy dumper that is 2 years old. It needs rebuilt the back has fire damge. needs new hoses and controller motor is still good if you are intrested make me an offer
  4. grandview (2006)

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

    I like my dump trailer because i like to keep my truck bed free plus with snow plowing i like seeing all around me.With the dump trailer sometimes i'll go and pick up supplies a day or two early and park it. And you can get a lot of mulch in it.

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  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I cant do anything until I sell my trailer. Plus, Im buying a new truck in the spring and am getting a 6ft bed, so I'll need the 6ft bed version. If I change my mind and decide to get a 8ft bed I'll let you know.

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