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Old 03-20-2019, 07:18 PM   #21
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:23 PM   #22
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I'm on my 4th dump trailer in as many years. Scissor lift is my favourite by far. Fast and strong.


Had a twin ram setup that I sold 6 months after buying it - it was weak and slow.
Had a smaller scissor lift 5x10 - super strong but too small.
I've got a 6x12 14k scissor, it's been great, but the paint is gone after 3 years. That's the downside of steel. Weighs about 4k empty.
Last year we picked up a 14k aluminum 7x14 front telescoping ram. Slow, but strong as hell. Weighs about 2k empty. Definitely worth it for the never having to repaint, but you've gotta be careful with them. No concrete chunks or 6" rock. Dirt, gravel and garbage only.
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Iíve got a cam superline 7x12 deckover dump. I love it. Itís got 7k axles. I built up the sides so itís 10 yards. The side are a bit tender so I have to be careful with really large rocks and large tree roots. But it has held up well. I didnít go bigger because it is very easy to overload with fill or crushed stone. But itís about impossible to overload with construction debris. I did the deck over for dropping the sides and forking stuff on which is nice. I donít have a wireless remote but will be getting one soon. I also bought a spare tire mount but havenít installed it in the 8 years Iíve owned the trailer. But I will as soon as I get a flat dumping a load of construction debris. Itís inevitable
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Iíve got a cam superline 7x12 deckover dump. I love it. Itís got 7k axles. I built up the sides so itís 10 yards. The side are a bit tender so I have to be careful with really large rocks and large tree roots. But it has held up well. I didnít go bigger because it is very easy to overload with fill or crushed stone. But itís about impossible to overload with construction debris. I did the deck over for dropping the sides and forking stuff on which is nice. I donít have a wireless remote but will be getting one soon. I also bought a spare tire mount but havenít installed it in the 8 years Iíve owned the trailer. But I will as soon as I get a flat dumping a load of construction debris. Itís inevitable
Can you post pics of your trailer and how you extended the sides?
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Sure. Iím going to redo the sides in all aluminum at some point, but the same basic setup. So I can drop the panels as I start loading.
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Purchased a major upgrade for my dump trailer........


A hydraulic jack!

No more hand cranking and no more dealing with the stupid drop leg jack and pin




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Iíd like to do that also,let us know how you like it when itís on.

My trailer has a vertical jack mount not horizontal ,so I may need to weld a additional bracket.
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Iíd like to do that also,let us know how you like it when itís on.

My trailer has a vertical jack mount not horizontal ,so I may need to weld a additional bracket.
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Mine does too so i am going to have to weld up a bracket as well!

I am actually thinking about using a 3 1/2 x 6 inch angle iron but i havent had a chance to mock it up

It will probably be a couple weeks since i am busy as chit and dont have alot of time to play around but I will let you know as soon as I get it done!




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Thatís what Iím thinking , I too am to busy ,but Iíll let you test it out. Lol
Btw lotsa pictures please.
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Thatís what Iím thinking , I too am to busy ,but Iíll let you test it out. Lol
Btw lotsa pictures please.
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Haha yea ill be the guinea pig, i will post lots of photos!!


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We use a 14í imago, great trailer, tows well, and I can stick 20í material in it sticking out twards the truck no problem. It has ramps as well for equipment, very handy. Get or make a ramp for a wheel barrow to ease loading with crap.


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Thatís what Iím thinking , I too am to busy ,but Iíll let you test it out. Lol
Btw lotsa pictures please.
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I had a little time to start to mock up the plate needed to support the new jack

When i get it ready ill do a seperate tread for the install

Iím actually kind of glad that I need to make a custom mounting plate because otherwise in my opinion the jack when completely raised would still be too low and would probably drag on the ground occasionally when maneuvering around different grades

I am going to raise the mounting plate up higher than a traditional Jack would be mounted on a trailer so the jack has no chance of dragging on the ground

I canít wait to get this thing installed because since Iíve owned my trailer I have dreaded cranking up and down the Jack plus the drop leg is a good idea but that still sucks as well

For example I had to drop my trailer at the material yard to load stuff into my pick up truck, and when I backed up to the trailer my truck was sagging more due to the weight and I could not crank the Jack down to hitch up because I set the pin too high. The guy had to use the forklift to raise my trailer up so I could release the drop leg to lower it on the the pintle hitch

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A cardboard mock up for the new plate





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This post has been very helpful in making my decision as to what trailer to buy. Lamar was the first one I looked at and after that the rest just seemed cheaply built. I own a 24' HD PJ Utility trailer. the wheels tires and hubs started falling off after 3 weeks after repairing it 6 times I bought new Dexter axles and have not had a problem. PJ was absolutely no help and down right unapologetic and rude to me saying it was my fault! My only fault was buying their POS then pulling it????
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You can't go wrong with Dexter Axles, probably the best available for light to medium applications.

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