Choosing The Right Configuration Of Dump Trailer For Your Landscaping Project

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Choosing The Right Configuration Of Dump Trailer For Your Landscaping Project

29 August 2016
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If you need to hire a dump trailer for your landscaping company's next large contracting job, then it is important that you know which configuration of dump trailer will best meet your needs. There are three different configurations for you to choose from, including end, bottom, and side dump trailers. Which one will work best for your project depends on both the materials you will be dumping and how you would like those materials to be orientated on the ground after they are dumped out of the trailer. To this end, here is some information on each type of dump trailer to help you make the right renting decision for your landscaping project's unique needs.

End Dump Trailers

As the name implies, end dump trailers open on their end and dump your landscaping supplies out the back. This type of dump trailer is a good choice if you will be moving heavy landscaping rocks or other bulky materials that could become clogged in a bottom dump or side dumping trailer. End dump trailers are also ideal if you want all of the material being dumped to land in one large pile. This is ideal for materials such as gravel and mulch that are going to be moved around the job site and need to be temporarily piled in a central location.

Bottom Dump Trailers

Bottom dump trailers are primarily used in road paving and in building up layers of substrate materials. If you will be doing a lot of grading during your landscaping contract, then a bottom dump trailer will best suit your needs. Additionally, if you will be spreading large amounts of gravel into beds or adding soil for sod fields, then a bottom dump trailer is a better choice than a rear or side dumping trailer.

Side Dump Trailers

Finally, you have the choice of using a side dump trailer on your building site. Side dump trailers have better stability when dumping their contents than end dump trailers and are also known for being water-tight. Their water-tight design makes side dump trailers useful in situations where you do not want accumulated water in your landscaping materials to drip out of the trailer in random places. Additionally, because side dump trailers are very stable, they are also ideal for transporting and dumping loads that contain very heavy materials and those that need to be placed in very exact locations.