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New dump trailer!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dieselboy01, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    Picked it up last week, can't wait to try it out!

    14' 14k lb Griffin dump trailer.
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  2. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Very nice!
     
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Why a ball style? Pintle is all I trust on trailer carrying loads that heavy.
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Nice trailer

    I agree with this.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Very unsafe,I'll take it off your hands for 250.00
     
  6. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    haha Ill give you 50 bucks more Thumbs Up . I will pick it up in the morning.
     
  7. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I much prefer a 2 5/6 ball with a wt distributing hitch. A pintle will beat you to death compared to a ball. A 14,000lb trailer should only have about 1,500lb tongue wt. That should be no problem for a class 4 or 5 receiver.
     
  8. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    It's a 2 5/16 ball with an adjustable coupler. The rest of our trailers are pintle and they do beat you up pretty good. It's not for sale yet, I want to use it first!
     
  9. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

  10. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    dang it I was gonna pick it up tomorrow morning.
     
  11. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    I don't think you could make it from NY to WI by the morning...
     
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Nice dump trailer, that is an awesome logo on the front of it - pirate skull. :gunsfiring:
     
  13. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    Thanks, it's the spare tire cover. I found it on Ebay.
     
  14. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Good call on the ball, Pintles blow donkey nutz
     
  15. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Did a road trip 1200 Miles with a tandem axle equipment trailer last spring and I lived to talk about it. I'd rather feel a lil discomfort then have my trailer pop off possibly. Never happened to me but has to someone I know.
     
  16. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    thats great!!! looks like it would make a nice snow hauler if you made som sides!
     
  17. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    My parents camper weighs 12k bumper pull. It is a ball hitch and has made it up and down the east coast.

    We're talking a 1 ton pickup here. Not some crazy load On a lowboy
     
  18. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    The only way a ball hitch pops off is either being way out of adjustment or not being hitched properly to begin with. Neither case is the hitches fault. Remember, 30,000lb gooseneck trailers use a 2 5/16 ball. Ever hear of one of them failing?
     
  19. Brocky

    Brocky Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    When you get that big, over 10-12,000 lb, A goose neck is the only SAFE way to go. This trailer is a 14,000 lb cap, grossing 20,000 loaded with my 1949 Diamond T pick up. Steering axle goes up 250lb and drive up about 1600.
    New Trailer 001 (800x533).jpg

    New Trailer 001 (800x533).jpg
     
  20. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    I agree a gooseneck is the way to go for bigger, heavier trailers, our horse trailer is a gooseneck and you can't beat how well it tows and the maneuverability you get. This trailer would have been close to $10k+ in a gooseneck, a little out of my budget right now.