Dump trailers are great for hauling loose materials and other goods, and there are many different varieties available to fit specific industries. At Nationwide Trailers, we have roll-off dump trailers, popular 20-foot dump trailers and numerous other models. If you have any questions about which hauler might be best for you, check out this buying guide put together by our experts.
As you begin the search for a dump trailer, you’ll want to consider your budget to ensure you don’t overspend on equipment. If you want to save as much as possible on this investment, you can browse Nationwide Trailers’ selection of used dump trailers for sale. Nationwide Trailers also has financing options that could help in your budgeting decisions.
The size of your dump trailer should match the vehicle you’re towing it with and the loads you want to carry. We offer 1
2- to 20-foot dump lengths for small to large loads. Make sure you choose a size that consistently fits what you haul so you’re not making extra trips or lugging around a trailer with empty space.
Dump trailers are available in a variety of axle configurations, ranging from entry-level models equipped with single 3,500-pound axles, to heavier-duty models sporting dual 12,000-pound axles. Knowing the typical weight of the load you will be hauling will help you purchase a dump trailer that will last and give you a great return on investment.
SIDE GATES AND RAMPS
Side gates offer an additional access point for loading and unloading heavy materials so you don’t have to push everything into the back. These gates also make it easier to use tie-downs. Ramps let you roll or push heavy items onto your trailer, making loading and unloading safer.
Depending on the amount of material you haul, you may want higher walls to ensure you can contain everything. PJ Dump trailers come with a variety of standard and greater wall heights depending on the model, ranging from 18 inches to 4 feet. While taller side walls will allow you to carry more volume, shorter sides are often easier to load at job sites.
If you carry loads with small particles or light items that may blow away during transport, you’ll need to cover your trailer with a tarp to keep materials contained. Some dump trailers come equipped with roll tarps attached to the frame so you can easily secure loads. You’ll save time with a convenient tarp option that’s readily accessible.
Dump trailers use a variety of dump styles, including standard, deck over, telescopic and roll-off configurations. The type you should choose depends on your needs. If you’re unsure what might be best for you, the knowledgeable staff at Nationwide Trailers can discuss each variety to help you find the ideal one for your projects.