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Build your own dump trailer

Updated on October 31, 2015
Dump Trailer Blueprints
Dump Trailer Blueprints

Lets get started, Building a trailer is very basic.

On this page you will find everything needed to Build your own dump trailer. The only skill required when building a dump trailer is being able to do basic welds but if you can salvage a couple trailer frames from a junk yard or craigslist you can pretty much assemble it with nuts and bolts. I highly recommend getting a set of Dump-Trailer-Plans They are very cheap and will save you a lot of aggravation. Just by knowing all of the dimensions and where to put everything makes it well worth it to make it work right. You can go to your local junk yard to find most of the materials such as axles, trailer frames, and tongues. You will need two trailer frames and it will be hinged at the rear creating your lift bed. Then just add your Hydraulic Lifting Kit

You can get dump trailer Hydraulic kits as well as exact Dump trailer plans. below on this page

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Dump Trailer Plans / Blueprints

Here are some dump trailer plans for a few different types of trailers.

They are under $40 and well worth the price. Getting your blueprints is the first step to building your new dump trailer

Specs for a 5x10 dump trailer

10' Hydraulic Dump Bed Trailer Plans.

It has a gross weight capacity of 7000 lbs.

It has an effective bed length of 10' and width of 5' with 14" sides, making it 2 cubic yards., and an empty weight of 1830 lbs., with 375 lbs of tongue weight.

The lower frame is made of 5" channel with a 50 degree couplet.The frame of the dump bed is also made of 5" channel with angle upper rim and 14 gauge metal sheeting.

Suspension is a tandem made up of two 3500 lb axles with leaf spring suspension. The hydraulic power package can be purchased as a unit with a 12 Volt DC motor and a 2500 psi. pump.

Uses a single 4" x 30" cylinder.

Hydraulic lift kits can be adapted to the trailer and dump bed. Five big detailed sheets with Twenty-Eight steps simplify the construction of this rugged trailer.

Dump trailer hydraulic kit

This Kit Includes - everything you need for your new dump trailers hydraulic system

Here is an example of a homemade Dump trailer - It has been used a lot but it is still strong like a buffalo

This Is a 6x12 dump trailer with (2) 6000 lb axles and a GVWR of 12,000

TruckStar Mesh Dump Tarp Roller Kit - For 14-16ft. Dump Trailers, 6 1/2ft. x 18ft., Model# DTR6518

Trailer light and brake wiring diagram - You asked for it I got it! Here is you Basic Wiring diagram for 6 and 7 prong wires

You can also try a Manual trailer dump

Manual Dump
Manual Dump

Manual Dump Accessory... Converts standard wagon or trailer into dump bed for quick, convenient unloading (1/2 ton capacity). Variable position dump action allows you to fine-tune the dispersement of your load according to the angle of the bed, giving you more control over how your load is dispersed; Easy to operate combination scissor / hydraulic jack arrangement raises / lowers the bed; Weighs 25 lbs. Order ONLINE Now!

Manual Trailer Dump

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. I am building my own dump trailer from the back of a 1 ton dump truck. Any suggestions?

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      RoseAEckert 4 years ago

      Cool lens!

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      tamstone 5 years ago

      Great project to keep you busy and it will save you money in the process, good stuff!

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      weheartjunk 5 years ago

      good deal, I'll never build my own dump trailer, but I may buy one from someone who learned how from your lens

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      asktoddmiller 5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A dump trailer is a dream come true for so many uses!