Dump Trailers

Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:11 pm

coalkirk wrote:Anybody installed one of these on your dump trailer tailgate?
http://www.truck-traileraccessories.com ... Cat=512E5b

Just trying to make the material handling as easy as possible. I would not be able to dump directly into my bin unfortunatley but could use it to fill 5 gallon buckets with little effort. Just thinking out loud. :idea:

I have one on my dump truck, it makes for a very easy discharge. You can start and stop the flow in a controlled manner with that and direct everything into a chute. Very handy!
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:11 am

In Ohio the gross weight limit is 26,000 lbs. for any combination of vehicle and trailer before a CDL is required. Would any specific combination of dump trailer and truck be suited to hauling 5 tons of anthracite pea while being road legal in Ohio without a CDL? I'm imagining this to be an expensive combination.
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:40 am

Well my 3/4 ton Diesel Silverado is factory rated 22,000 lbs Gross Combined Vehicle Weight, Max trailer weight, 15,500 lbs. So find a trailer that weighs 5500 lbs or less. The factory shipping weight of my truck was 6312 lbs. Add the driver and fuel weights plus some margin and I don't haul more than four tons. Not saying five tons can't be done safely by the book but I don't call it so close.
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:37 am

lsayre wrote:In Ohio the gross weight limit is 26,000 lbs. for any combination of vehicle and trailer before a CDL is required. Would any specific combination of dump trailer and truck be suited to hauling 5 tons of anthracite pea while being road legal in Ohio without a CDL? I'm imagining this to be an expensive combination.

In most states, anything you tow that is over 10,000# requires a CDL.
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:18 pm

coaldsweat, does that mean that the trailer and its load combined can not exceed 10,000 lbs?
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:54 pm

That's what it means in Maryland. If you have followed some on my trailer postings in various threads, the unanswered question is if you load a trailer in excess of 10,000 lbs but then with a weight distribution hitch transfer the excess over 10K to the truck is it legal? My best info in MD is that it is not. You need a CDL license. I'm told with a plain jane driver's license they would weigh the trailer disconnected from the truck. Of course the cops also tell me it would be very unlikely they would waste their time to do so.
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:14 pm

there's been some issues interpreting federal laws that came about a few years ago. Most states including NYS have clarified the laws on towing trailers over 10,000lbs. In NYS and most states any combination under 26K doesn't need a CDL. https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operat ... cdl101.pdf
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: theo On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:28 am

Coalkirk, How's the trailer been working out for you ?
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:15 am

theo wrote:Coalkirk, How's the trailer been working out for you ?


Jeez sorry for the long delay. I haven't visited this thread in quite awhile obviously. It worked great. I went to UAE Harmony and got 4.82 tons. Roghly 4 tons in the trailer and .82 in my pickup bed. When I make my next trip I will only put 3.5 in the trailer and 1 in the truck. That will keep me legal.

Takes some getting used to the longer stopping distance. My truck handled to load fine. Gotta love that Cummins diesel. She was really singing on some of those hills. :lol:
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:31 pm

New Ram pickup can haul 15 tons!!!!
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/ ... p=features

WOW!
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:36 pm

coalkirk wrote:New Ram pickup can haul 15 tons!!!!
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/ ... p=features

WOW!



I have seen someone who looks just like Matthaus same truck and all with 30000lbs behind a 2500 Dodge. I know Matt would never do that, that is why it was someone who looked like him. :D
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:41 pm

coalkirk wrote:New Ram pickup can haul 15 tons!!!!
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/ ... p=features

WOW!


Ok guys. My birthday is coming up later this year. If you are all wondering what to get me. Now you know. :D
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:26 pm

Flyer5 wrote:

I have seen someone who looks just like Matthaus same truck and all with 30000lbs behind a 2500 Dodge. I know Matt would never do that, that is why it was someone who looked like him. :D



Dave, I remember hearing stories about that other guy when I first joined here. He used to run all over PA picking up used coal burning appliances and then refurbishing them to sell to new coal burners. He used to work out of his home but traveled down toward Philly occasionally. But back then I think he had a blue Dakota.


Rumor has it that he gave that up after he became some type of "ontray per newer" or something like that !!!! :nana: toothy :rofl:





Rick
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:41 pm

Also read about the new Dodge Ram 3500 with a 30K towing rating.

that is pretty impressive...
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Re: Dump Trailers

PostBy: dtzackus On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:29 pm

I have had my 8 foot pickup box trailer for years now. I use it for coal, wood chips, helping people move and the main job is for stone for my dirt road. I typically can get two tons of 2B stone in it.

People ask me why in the world don't I just use my bed in my truck. Trucks beds for years have been getting higher and higher for ground clearance which boils down to more of a reach to get the stone/coal/etc... out of it. The 1978 3/4 ton pickup box trailer is a perfect height.

Although yesterday while putting stone on the dirt road, I thought to myself, I wonder if I dump trailer would be nice to slowly lift the trailer to help the stone reach the bottom of the trailer to reduce the reach into the trailer.

Hmm... I guess I will be starting to look at craigslist....
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