What’s there to know about dump trailers? You fill them up, and then dump them out. Right? Well, not really. Whether you’re in the market for a used trailer, buying one off the lot, or ordering a custom build, there are a whole bunch of options for you to consider. The average dump trailers costs about $8,000 to $10,000. You don’t want to drive off with a trailer that’s not going to do the job, and you don’t want to spend a lot of extra money on features that will never get used.. To help us walk us through the basics, we met with Skylar and Derek at Midsota Manufacturing. They gave us some great advice on which of the dozens of trailer options you should consider.
What size is best?
When purchasing a trailer, you need to check out the towing limits of the vehicle you plan on hauling it with. Also, make sure your receiver and ball mount match those same limits. They often don’t, surprisingly.
Choosing your trailer size will be based mostly upon the kind of work you plan on doing with it. You can get dump trailers from 8-ft. to 30-ft. in length. The most common size dump trailer is 14-ft. because it’s a good size for hauling a skid steer but still reasonably maneuverable.