ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Virtually everyone needs to move something--a car, a lawnmower, straw bales, or boxes--and a trailer is generally the preferred method. This book gives homeowners and mechanics, farmers and modern-day nomads all the information they need to get moving via trailer. From building a chassis to outfitting it to meet your specific needs, The Complete Trailer Handbook

provides clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions for putting a trailer of any sort to work: constructing it, using it, finding parts and maintaining it, and, finally, hauling it. The handbook includes useful information on everything from weights to wheels to lighting, making this the ultimate resource on any kind of conveyance, from utility trailers to one-car haulers.

The Complete Trailer Handbook

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

Cost VS. Convenience

Which would you rather?

See results

Dump Trailer

How Big is Your Dump Trailer

See results

© 2010 Do-It-Yourselfer

Questions and Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Cesky profile image

      Cecilia Karanja 

      5 years ago from Nairobi

      Great lens.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

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

    • RoseAEckert profile image


      7 years ago

      Cool lens!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • weheartjunk profile image


      7 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

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for sharing!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)