Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by al-k, Aug 9, 2019.
I picked this up the other day. Needs some work but I like to have something to work on.
Nice setup and nic looking truck.
What is the rated capacity of that trailer out of curiosity...? Maybe 3,000-4,000lbs?
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Nice score. If this is your first dump trailer you will wonder how did I get along without one before. They are very handy.
I be leave its 3900 not sure. I delivered two half cord loads and it handles it fine. Also a good yard of top soil
That looks about the same as mine, 62" wide by 8'. Mine is a Pequea. I bought it because it was 5,000 pound with brakes and 6 lug wheels. The Bri-mar and Easy Dumper were only 3500 pounds and cost the same. Mines 14 years old and solid as a rock. I agree, I don't know how I ever got by without it. Best money I ever spent!
That's it almost new.
This is it now.
I think you are going to love yours and I highly recommend them for use with a half ton truck. Most fun is backing up next to Harry Homeowner at the dump. He's snatching and pulling on a criss crossed load of brush and you just push that button.
That's a slick little woodshed in the back.
Before I bought mine new I searched for a used one. Everybody wanted near new prices for a beat to hell trailer. Looks like you found a decent one. I won't ever part with mine!
That's the perfect size dump trailer for every project I'd need to do. I wish I had one. I've borrowed the 12 foot from work but its heavy and usually overkill for anything I need to do.
I’ll be right over to borrow it! You’re a good sharer right?? Great score!
maybe, it depends on a lot of things. lol
Unloading a pickup after cutting wood for hours is tedious. It would be great to just come home, dump at the wood pile, then go in and take a shower.
As others have said, you will wonder how you ever got along without one. Just don't overload it with heavy stuff like gravel or topsoil, that stuff is heavy! Nice score btw PS, mine's 8 years old and my light boxes look almost as bad as those...LOL
I live on top of a hill, so the best place for me to split is on the court in front of my house. I bought a Harbor Freight motor cycle lift. If I don't need the trailer I leave the wood on it so it doesn't make everything look messy. The lift can roll right up to the load and I roll, push or pick the wood up onto the lift, roll it a few feet to the splitter, and raise it to beam height. If I need to use the trailer, I dump the wood on the court. Lower the lift to ground level, fill it up, push it over to the splitter, level with beam. On sale for $200, make a great accessory for the dump.
If you are like me you always need extra storage space. I got two 20MM ammo cans and bolted one to a fender, that has my chains and snatch blocks in it. The other sits on the back of the truck with all of the ratchet straps and bungies. In MD they've gotten pretty strict with covered loads, always need lots of bungies. Sometimes if I have brush on the trailer I save a bunch of 8' poles and put them on top and ratchet them down, it's almost like a solid wood tarp, and the dump will let me in. If you don't have anything, they will turn you away.
Ugh, jealous. I want a single axle dump like that. But would prefer a dump truck. Keep bouncing back and forth which one to get.
Actually, this thread has shown me that the way to go is probably with a single axle dump trailer and a half ton pickup. The scrounging firewood thread convinced me not to get a F350 with a 6.0 turbodiesel. Thanks guys! Better living through the internet.
Why not split it while loading the trailer?
Just ordered this so I can power the trailer from the truck
In MD it's against the law to pull the splitter behind the trailer. I had 3 trailer loads of brush that went to the dump before we loaded the wood on the trailer. Loaded the wood with the homeowners FEL. Then took it home to split. I just staged that pic so you can see the versatility of the lift. If you don't want to dump it on the ground, you can raise the lift so you can just slide the blocks off the top row, then lower it to the 2nd row, then down to the trailer deck level. If you have to get several loads home in one day, then you can dump them on the ground, and the lift will lower flat to the ground, roll a load on and pick it up to beam height. You have to remember some people are just home owners and don't have skidders and processors, and big loaders.
You got that right! I love my little 1-ton dump truck. I always try and load so that I don't need a gate or to rope anything down (don't have to get out of the truck at all). I start dumping as I approach - about 30 yards from the area, turn and back in, and about 5 seconds later it's up high enough for things to dump out. Then I drive away as I lower it.
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