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Time to retire the old girl

Well, i believe it is time to retire one of my trailers, she used to make me alot of money and now she helps me break even on clean outs but time for a new trailer. So question of the day is, should i just buy a hydraulic dump trailer or stay with the old 16 ft dual axle trailer with the wood sides and tie downs for the tarp? I have been looking into the SURE TRAC dump trailers and im liking them but if the answer is to just go with the dump, what would be the best brands you recommend. Obviously the dump trailer is far more expensive but it will cut down on time at the dump sites and help better with landscape/rockscape installs as well. Any thoughts or insight would be helpful.
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DUMP, DUMP, DUMP.
I have a Sure Trac 12' dump about 4-5 years old and its a piece of crap. In my area I have Sure Trac and Bri-mar. I would go with the Bri-mar over the Sure Trac any day. Not sure what choices you have in your area though. Sure Trac looks pretty when new but just not pleased with the one I've got. I have a Sure Trac 10' and 16' landscape trailers and those I don't mind except for the powder coat paint, It don't hold up well.
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Go Dump Trailer! We had a carson landscape that we modified, then my hubby had a nail go through his entire foot at the landfill. We got really lucky with a friend who was getting out of the business and picked up their 2008 carson dump for $4900 just cleaned it up and painted for around $200. No better investment ever! But we kept our 1st baby too just incase. I highly recommend carson either way can't go wrong!
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Yeah i have 3 6x12 sure trac 3 board sided landscape trailers for my mowers and i like it other than the gate the mesh isnt reinforced that well so i took angel iron and added some bracing, but that is good to know on the sure trac dump tho i havent seen anyone around here with that brand but i got a killer deal on the 3 board landscape trailers i paid $1030.00 out the door.
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i have heard of carson before my buddy had one that he bought from arizona and its real nice
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We are waiting on a new dump fromAppalachian trailer sales. We ordered a 14' with 45" sides,full barn door setup,radial tires and a spare for right around 7K. It has a 12000 gvw
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I have a 6x12 dump and love it HOWEVER there was another product that I wish I had gotten it was a 10 cube roll off dumpster trailer. Essentially functions like a roll off dumpster whereby you can leave at a job site, then pick it up with the trailer, go to the landfill and raise the front. See link.

http://m.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing?id=105023530

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Have though about getting a dump trailers myself! I rent one one large jobs and install large plywood sides! I do not like buying new and most I see that used are mybe a $1000 less then new!
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Have though about getting a dump trailers myself! I rent one one large jobs and install large plywood sides! I do not like buying new and most I see that used are mybe a $1000 less then new!

trailers hold their value for a long time. for what you would save in rentals, it would be more profit for you
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We tend to buy and sell trailers a lot. Run into deals from contractors needing cash, auctions, etc. The standard Sikes bread and butter landscape trailers are very poplular and easy to sell. Just roll the profits over and upgrade each trailer until you have the ones you want.
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