What Are Dump Trailers Used For?
A dump trailer is a trailer that is used for hauling and unloading heavy loads with ease. Dump trailers have multiple versatile use applications. Whether you’re just starting your landscaping business or you’re looking for ways to grow your construction company, a dependable dump trailer might be exactly what you need.
If you're in the landscaping business, a dump trailer is a game changer, especially for moving materials such as mulch, topsoil, and other materials. The offloading process is significantly faster and takes away the back-breaking process. You can also haul your lawn equipment and gardening tools around safely with the tie-downs that are in the trailer bed.
For people in the construction industry, the uses are almost infinite. They can be used for hauling heavy materials such as aggregate, asphalt, sand, gravel, and natural stone, among others. The fitted hydraulic system ensures that you can easily and effectively load and unload materials. Rather than investing in expensive dump trucks, these simple and affordable investments can be exactly what you need for your construction hauling needs.
Apart from being used for hauling and moving materials on-site, they can also serve for hauling and dumping of scraps, waste, and debris away from construction sites. Their versatile uses are what make them a great fit for companies of different sizes and forms. While they can be used to haul waste back and forth, they can also be used to load up your construction equipment and tools needed for the job and move them to wherever you might need them.
Picking the Dump Utility Trailer
There are a wide variety of options for dump trailers meaning that when choosing one, you need to find one that fits your specific needs. There are varying sizes of dump trailers ranging from lightweight eight-foot trailers up to heavy-duty 24-foot options suitable for hauling heavy loads. You’ll need to consider the load that you’re hauling to help guide your choice. Materials such as sand, gravel, dirt, etc. will require you to think more in terms of volume rather than in length and width. A trailer with low sides might not be the best choice in these circumstances.
You'll also need to consider the weight of what you're hauling and find out what your trailer can handle and what your truck or car can handle. Figure out the GVWR, which is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating which is the maximum weight your trailer can comfortably manage. When hauling heavier loads, you need to ensure that your whole trailer can handle it. The GVWR is often determined by the axles and the tires. If a trailer can handle hauling 7,000 lbs comfortably, then you'll certainly encounter problems when you haul 10,000 lbs.
Picking Between Gooseneck & Bumper Pull
Dump trailers come with varied hitching options. The most common ones are gooseneck and bumper pull hitches. Both have their pros and their cons. The main difference is that a gooseneck trailer has a unique coupler and is designed to clear a closed pickup tailgate. The gooseneck trailer is connected to a ball (inside the bed) for a frame-mounted hitch that’s positioned on the rear axle.
On the other hand, bumper pull trailers have their hitch located at the bottom rear of a vehicle’s frame. The hitch mount and ball are connected to a square-shaped receiver tube beneath the bumper. Because of this, a bumper-pull trailer can be pulled by any vehicle with a bumper-pull hitch and not by pickups alone as is the case with gooseneck trailers.
Buying Your Trailer from Dutchman Enterprises
If you’re looking for a trailer in New York or its surrounding area then look no further than Dutchman Enterprises. Our wide selection of high-quality trailers might be a great fit for your hauling needs. We have dealt in trailer sales for years and therefore have a great understanding of these marvelous machines. Our friendly associates will also ensure that you are fully satisfied and even help you make the best decision.
You can visit our lots at 95 Willett St. Fort Plain, NY 13339, or 2458 State Route 7 Cobleskill, NY 12043. You can also reach us through the contacts: (518) 921-2016 Fort Plain office or (518) 993-2543 Cobleskill office to get the best possible assistance.