So after a year of planning and saving I finally have the time and money to go ahead and build my side dump trailer. I sold my enclosed trailer, and bought a 20' Big Tex pipe trailer from a member on Lawnsite. I then took my truckcraft 6.5' dump insert and mounted it on the front of the trailer. I used it like this for several months to make sure it was what I wanted to do. It saves me so much time loading the barrels in this way and dumping the trailer and not having to unhitch the truck to dump. Here are some pictures of my welder building the box.....waiting for the weather to break so we can mount the box on the trailer and hook up the piston. The box is 6' wide and 8' long and will have a drop down gate so I can back the mower up and dump in it. The gate will also pin on top so I can dump the bin.