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Ultimate Guide In Buying Dump Trailers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:32
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Vehicles in the field of construction and industry are enormous.  There are various types of vehicles that are designed for a particular job.  It is your responsibility to guarantee that the vehicle you are purchasing is intended to complete the job while upholding the safety of your workers.  One popular way for the small businesses and contractors to achieve the functionality of the dump truck but without the excessive size would be to have dump trailers.  They are great tool for dumping, hauling and loading materials and provide better mobility compared to huge vehicles.  For those who are looking for the ideal dump trailer, remember that this is a significant investment and it is very essential that you will have an informed decision.


Things to Consider When Choosing Dump Trailers


Here are some of the features that you should carefully look into when shopping for dump trailers.  This will make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.




Most manufacturers of dump trailers will give at least 1-year warranty.  Those who are truly confident in their vehicle will provide as much as 3 years warranty.  The warranty of your dump trailer should primarily cover the frame of the vehicle to make sure that your investment will be protected if certain issue occurs.  Remember that even used dump trailer comes with a limited warranty.


Doors and Side


Another factor that you need to consider when buying dump trailers is the gauge of the doors and the side.  You need to make sure that the materials used on the gauge are premium and quality.  This is a very important matter; should you find that the gauge is relatively thin, it will start to bend and will gradually break.  In case there is a slight deformation in this part, it will be completely unsafe for you to use it on towing.





Some dump trailers also come with gate for loading/unloading purposes.  There are brands and designs that do not have gates but remember that the equipment need to be totally secure and safe and should be perfectly suitable to do the task.  It is recommended to look for dump trailer with two-way gates which will make the loading/unloading process more convenient. 


Scissor Hoist


Dump trailers are not generally equipped with scissor hoist, but in case they do, you need to make sure that it is durable.  The scissor hoist provides better stability when lowering or raising the load.  It is also considered stronger compared to the hydraulic cylinder.


These are just some of the features of the dump trailers that you need to carefully examine.  You should also analyze the tires, the lighting option, sealing and spacing of the dump trailer.  Make sure to spend a great time in researching before settling on a decision.

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