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Old 05-05-2019, 08:29 PM  
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Dump / Mini Skid Steer Trailer


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Wanting to get everyoneís opinion on a new dump trailer. I currently have a 12í that works for almost everything I do.

The problem I run into is I also use it to move around my mini skid steer and run into the problem of the trailer being half full and needing to move the machine. Then I have to make an extra trip to the landfill that is a 40min drive each way plus unloading.

I was tossing around the idea of getting a 16í trailer and putting a 12í dump on the back end so I have 4í on the front for the machine. This would also let me make some permanent mounts for auger bits and possibly a rack for my second bucket and auger drive.

My concerns are load balance and tongue weight. Machine is ~1400 lbs plus attachments. Would I need to move to a goose neck.

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Old 05-05-2019, 09:29 PM  
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I'm guessing you should have a gooseneck, I just looked up the tounge weight rating on a class V hitch, and looks like they're only good for 12-1700 lbs, depending if it's set up for weight distributing or not.

https://www.drawtite-hitches.com/lea...towing-classes

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definitely get a gooseneck
once you pull one vs bumper mount you will not want to go back
I like the idea of that trailer set up, sounds like it would be really handy for what your trying to do
what are you pulling it with?

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I would be pulling it with my F250 gasser.

I considered getting a dually flat deck truck instead but we use the truck for family stuff also so it would have been a pain for that.
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Are you looking for Something like this? But with the ability to hold a machine on the front?







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Never seen one like that, and I thought I knew everything.

That's pretty neat.
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Never seen one like that, and I thought I knew everything.



That's pretty neat.


I saw that type of dump trailer when I was looking to purchase a dumptrailer for myself, i think its a newer concept and i would assume thatís perfect for landscapers that do lawn maintenance type stuff


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Thatís exactly what I was thinking just a shorter area on the front to keep the overall length down.
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Thatís exactly what I was thinking just a shorter area on the front to keep the overall length down.


The issue i see with your plan is even with heavy duty ramps side loading a heavy piece of equipment like you plan on using would be hard to keep the opposite side from popping up in the air


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The issue i see with your plan is even with heavy duty ramps side loading a heavy piece of equipment like you plan on using would be hard to keep the opposite side from popping up in the air


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Flip down jack.

Just like on an equipment hauler.
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Yea jacks would definitely be needed!!


Fyi the type of trailer I posted above is called a hybrid dump trailer


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Hereís a better picture of what Iím after. This ones a pintel hitch so the tough weight must be getting up there.

My machine is a little for compact than the bobcat version so it would fit with more room.

Wondering if a driver side ramp would be better.

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