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  1. Galvanized dump trailers

    Doing some research and looking for some input from those who have one or been around one. Tossing around the idea of buying a tandem axle dump trailer for behind the truck to primarily move blocked & split firewood. The idea of throwing it onto a flat deck wagon is getting old and time consuming. I am thinking even if I can't get into the area I am cutting the trees, I can load the blocks into the bucket of the tractor and dump it into the dump trailer back at the barn to bring home to my place (about a 5 minute drive from farm). It seems the window of getting wood out of the fields is getting smaller and smaller lately (between harvest in the fall and before things get to be a muddy mess). Idea was if I was to buy a dump trailer, it would have to be set up to be multi-purpose in the end. Needs to be low enough to hook ramps on to move ATV, mowers, garden tractor, etc when needed as well as have the ability to haul ground or rock when needed too. It wouldn't get used weekly by any means I am sure, but would be used more than just for firewood. Been looking at N&N Trailers (Canadian made trailers) that are galvanized. They are a bit pricey, but thinking if I am not using it all the time (like a contractor would be), it will be sitting out in the weather more than I would want it to be. So far, adding to the shed to park it in when not in use isn't an option. So with it being galvanized, it should in theory be able to sit out in the weather and be used in the winter (salt on roads, burrrr) without it rusting away like most regular painted trailers I see. So if that's the case and I do decide to go with galvanized - what if any, other than the extra price, are the draw backs? Anyone have or had one and NOT liked it? Does the material (top soil, ground, stone, etc.) stick to it and not clean out nicely? Does the coating flake off over time, leaving rust spots anyway? Literature says the axles are galvanized as well - does this weaken them in any way or do anything negative to them? Still trying to decide if a 10 foot or a 12 foot is the way to go? Garden tractor will fit in either one nicely with a little bit of room to spare. Any draw backs with the electric power packs they put in dump trailers? This company says it has the built in charger for the system when not in use. Good idea in theory if it works at keeping the battery charged. I don't like the painted idea of a trailer if I can get away from it. I have seen WAY too many a rusted box on wheels. Been looking for a decent used one, they are not plentiful at all. Any ones I do find that are decent - they are not much different from buying new the price they are asking for them! Crazy how much used stuff is anymore?!
  2. Galvanized dump trailers

    Doing some research and looking for some input from those who have one or been around one. Tossing around the idea of buying a tandem axle dump trailer for behind the truck to primarily move blocked & split firewood. The idea of throwing it onto a flat deck wagon is getting old and time consuming. I am thinking even if I can't get into the area I am cutting the trees, I can load the blocks into the bucket of the tractor and dump it into the dump trailer back at the barn to bring home to my place (about a 5 minute drive from farm). It seems the window of getting wood out of the fields is getting smaller and smaller lately (between harvest in the fall and before things get to be a muddy mess). Idea was if I was to buy a dump trailer, it would have to be set up to be multi-purpose in the end. Needs to be low enough to hook ramps on to move ATV, mowers, garden tractor, etc when needed as well as have the ability to haul ground or rock when needed too. It wouldn't get used weekly by any means I am sure, but would be used more than just for firewood. Been looking at N&N Trailers (Canadian made trailers) that are galvanized. They are a bit pricey, but thinking if I am not using it all the time (like a contractor would be), it will be sitting out in the weather more than I would want it to be. So far, adding to the shed to park it in when not in use isn't an option. So with it being galvanized, it should in theory be able to sit out in the weather and be used in the winter (salt on roads, burrrr) without it rusting away like most regular painted trailers I see. So if that's the case and I do decide to go with galvanized - what if any, other than the extra price, are the draw backs? Anyone have or had one and NOT liked it? Does the material (top soil, ground, stone, etc.) stick to it and not clean out nicely? Does the coating flake off over time, leaving rust spots anyway? Literature says the axles are galvanized as well - does this weaken them in any way or do anything negative to them? Still trying to decide if a 10 foot or a 12 foot is the way to go? Garden tractor will fit in either one nicely with a little bit of room to spare. Any draw backs with the electric power packs they put in dump trailers? This company says it has the built in charger for the system when not in use. Good idea in theory if it works at keeping the battery charged. I don't like the painted idea of a trailer if I can get away from it. I have seen WAY too many a rusted box on wheels. Been looking for a decent used one, they are not plentiful at all. Any ones I do find that are decent - they are not much different from buying new the price they are asking for them! Crazy how much used stuff is anymore?!