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Dump trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Newbeeee, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Newbeeee

    Newbeeee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 14

    Anyone use a dump trailer with a landscaping gate for both moving mowers and moving product(mulch,topsoil). When you don't have the mowers. Wonder if anyone has one? Using one trailer for everything. Wonder if it would be a cost effective move for new people. Thanks :rolleyes:
  2. aklandscape

    aklandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I used one for both for about a year. It works out ok, but you have to plan what your going to be doing. I bought a 12,000 lb dump, It is like 12ft. long by 6 ft. 6in wide and I carried a 48'' walk behind,21'' self prop and the tiller so I still had some room if I needed to put in some topsoil or mulch. Very heavy trailer to be towing around all the time. This year I went to a 18' open trailer with side and rear gates. But if you buy the dump it gets both the purposes served.
  3. earthwerks unlimited

    earthwerks unlimited LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I have a '99 dump trailer rated at 12,500lb. It weighs 2500lb. empty. But I have a 3/4 ton diesel truck and it doesn't know it's there. It's got a 10'x8' bed and doors that swing open. I made ramps that hang on the sides when stowed.

    Before I bought another trailer,I used to haul a 3,000lb. tractor with it. Worked great but I couldn't haul the implement attached for very far as they hung over another 2-3 feet. Then I got into commerical grass cutting (for one season--I have a new-found respect for you lawn guys!) but I didn't use the ramps. Instead, I bought a manually-powered hydraulic 1000lb. capacity crane from NorthernTool.com for about $130. And I bought a 1000 lb. electric winch to replace the hand crank one that came with it. Mounted the crane on the outside rear corner of the bed using custom mounts (I can fabricate). Then I installed a couple lifting lugs on the mower and-- Voila! It comes in handy! I can lift all kinds of things from mowers to tree stumps with it all day. And still use it to haul mulch or 170 rolls of sod--now there's some weight!
  4. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a Bri-Mar 6X12 low profile dump with a 10,000 lb capacity and the combo rear ramp/dump gate. I love it. It hauls the equipment, the mulch, the topsoil. I installed equipment racks (trimmer, blower, water) on the side of the trailer as well. This is a well-built trailer and has stood up to some punishment. I paid about $4400 for it with the combo gate and a tarp system; however, :rolleyes: I did buy it right across the street from the factory at Chambersburg Farm Service in Chambersburg, PA. That saved on shipping / delivery costs! As stated in the previous post, it weighs in at over 2500 lbs. I use a 2003 GMC 2500HD 4X4 extended cab to pull it and have no problems moving it down the road.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    That sounds very intresting. Do ya have any pictures to share with us? Thanks!
  6. Newbeeee

    Newbeeee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 14

    DO you have any pics??? can a 60" z fit in it???
  7. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Sorry for the delayed response...been a little under the weather the past few days.
    A 60" ZTR will fit. I fit my 4110 John Deere compact tractor with the 60" deck attached in it. Hopefully the link below will work until I can get a photo of mine posted. If it doesn't, go to www.bri-mar.com and look under the dump trailers, then either low profile or low profile HD. The gate I have is what they are calling the 5' landscape gate. I believe they show one of the smaller trailers with one installled as the photos flip through.

  8. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

  9. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Although this is a small dump trailer, this shows a shot of the gate down. It basically has pins at the middle of the gate and at the bottom. Pull the pins in the middle, it can be used as a ramp. Pull the pins at the bottom and the bottom portion of the gate releases from the trailer to use as a dump.


  10. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Here are some photos taken between the raindrops today.




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