Homemade dump trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by wriken, May 11, 2003.

  1. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    What do you think?, I have a 6.5x12' trailer single axle, what do you think if I put a dump insert towards the rear of the trailer and mount my leaf vac up in the remaining trailer, build a box for it, so I could load leaves in it. Being's a single axle, do you think after adding all of this I will be able to carry a decent load, or should I go with a tandem axle?
  2. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    Well being a single axle it most likely will not carry too much wieght.I would go with a tandam.
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    You probably have a 3500#axle,that figure includes weight of trailer itself..how much would a trailer of leaves weigh??
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    ya I know my trailer weighs around 600 lbs, vac about 250, don't know what a insert weighs, any ideas. All this on a 3500lb axle.
  5. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    My same sized trailer weighs 900 pounds, if it only weighs 600 it must be very light duty. I don't care what the axle is rated, what about the rest. I believe the dump inserts vary from 600-1200 pounds. all that rig just to be able to carry a half ton of leaves? why dont you just buy a dump trailer and put the sucker on that.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    well if i was rich I probably would LOL, but I was trying to get something going with what I already have, I just bought a 25' enclosed, but do have a 20' open, I guess I could mount it towards the back of it, put a side ramp to carry ztr, and go like that. But who knows I might go and buy a 7x14' dump. Then I would have to buy another diesel to pull my ztr/vac system around. I ck out the weight of a dump insert, 820 lbs.
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    I've seen a set up similar to this. I think it was minus the dump insert. The leaf loader was in the back of the truck. Good luck to ya. Post pics.

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