Dump trailers are a great way to transport massive amounts of construction materials, demolition waste, and other payloads over the road and quickly and easily dump them somewhere else.
Dump trailers are a type of specialized semi-trailer designed to haul debris, building materials, logs, boulders, rough matter, and other payloads that can be hauled and then dumped en masse. There are a wide range of dump trailer types and they come in a variety of sizes, making them a versatile option for construction, energy, and other industrial applications. (Hoppers and grain trailers are typically placed in a separate category.)
Bottom-dump trailers, also known as belly-dump trailers, are designed like a hopper and typically loaded from the top and unloaded from the bottom via one or more gates. End-dump trailers usually unload by tipping up the front end (often via hydraulic telescoping cylinder) and letting the payload slide out a chute on the back. Side-dump trailers are typically semi-cylindrical in shape and mounted on a central pivot point, allowing hydraulic cylinders to tilt the trailer toward either the curb or street side.
Dump trailers are commonly constructed of steel plate, especially those designed to haul rough materials. Increasingly, aluminum is the material of choice for dump trailer manufacturers, due to its corrosion resistance and light weight. Popular manufacturers of new and used dump trailers for sale on TruckPaper.com include Armor Lite, Construction Trailer Specialists, Fruehauf, Mac, PJ, Travis, and others.