Best farm all round dump trailer.

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
Bailey will do that if you ask, at extra cost obviously but maybe not as much more as you think. The only thing to be aware of is that dump trailers are designed to be strong without being silly heavy, if you start speccing a grain trailer with thicker floor and sides it could end up quite heavy. Might be worth looking for a dump trailer you could add greedy boards to for muck rather than a grain trailer you can only half fill when on heavy stuff. I guess it depends how much of each job it needs to do
I'd say these premium grain/silage trailers are way over engineered to just carry a bit of grain and silage so should handle any kind of farm muckaway work just fine.
If you're carting large rocks or lumps of concrete 50 weeks of the year, a specialist trailer would be better but I don't see the need for casual farm/contracting use.
 
I'd say these premium grain/silage trailers are way over engineered to just carry a bit of grain and silage so should handle any kind of farm muckaway work just fine.
If you're carting large rocks or lumps of concrete 50 weeks of the year, a specialist trailer would be better but I don't see the need for casual farm/contracting use.

Grain/silage trailer looks absolutely AOK right up until you see that first bucketload of rocks dumped into it... Really need a thicker floor, hardox ideally.

Stewart make a better trailer than a Bailey. Stewart or Larrington, looked after and parked under cover will last a life time.
 
Grain/silage trailer looks absolutely AOK right up until you see that first bucketload of rocks dumped into it... Really need a thicker floor, hardox ideally.

Stewart make a better trailer than a Bailey. Stewart or Larrington, looked after and parked under cover will last a life time.
It's ok saying one makes better than another but unless you're v accurate on spec you've to be careful. No doubt stewart are v v good but at a cost from what I've seen. Fair enough spec any trailer up enough they all cost but at what point do you stop.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Just to throw another make in the mix, borrowed this off a mate few months back for moving soil but is a decent enough size to use for muck/grain etc as well. Couldn’t tell you how much he paid for it though.
965251E0-3E5F-4419-B857-3CC66CEBC71A.jpeg
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
Grain/silage trailer looks absolutely AOK right up until you see that first bucketload of rocks dumped into it... Really need a thicker floor, hardox ideally.

Stewart make a better trailer than a Bailey. Stewart or Larrington, looked after and parked under cover will last a life time.
Like I said, if you are regularly carting large rocks or lumps of concrete you either need to be careful or buy a specialist trailer. For everyday farm use a standard trailer should be fine, just don't drop large items from a great height.
Downside of a higher sided trailer could be its harder to load with smaller diggers than a dump trailer.

Are we on the same page when we talk about rocks? (y) :p
IMG_2398.JPG
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
Just to throw another make in the mix, borrowed this off a mate few months back for moving soil but is a decent enough size to use for muck/grain etc as well. Couldn’t tell you how much he paid for it though. View attachment 999631
Very nice trailer, but would be quite heavy in weight and price, going by what they want for a 11 ton i,m guessing 30k for that one you borrowed.
 

Fendtbro

Member
NC. Magic tailgate means no muck will get caught in an up and over tailgate. Good and hard wearing as a dump trailer and you can get extensions for the sides if needed.
Good luck trying to run out road gravel with them, useless.. not much wrong with up and over door if it’s made right.
 
Waste of time we've a 14t nc you get 11 ton of stone on at most
That's the point though with dump trailers. The idea is they are built to carry max payload of the heaviest material you can find (sometimes it would need to be lead shot) so you can't overload them. What you need to check with dump trailers is cubic capacity. Just because a trailer says it can carry 14 ton it doesn't mean it will but if you can get 14 ton in it it will take it. Manufacturers covering themselves against claims is what it is.
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
That's the problem with dump trailer there a one trick pony.
I was hauling soil today with a 12 ton trailer, must have had 15 ton on.
Yeah wet soil loaded up can weigh plenty.

We're considering a trailer like you're asking about like a 20 t dump trailer with hydraulic door so you can get like 12t of grain on and 14/5tof stone with going silly
 
That's the point though with dump trailers. The idea is they are built to carry max payload of the heaviest material you can find (sometimes it would need to be lead shot) so you can't overload them. What you need to check with dump trailers is cubic capacity. Just because a trailer says it can carry 14 ton it doesn't mean it will but if you can get 14 ton in it it will take it. Manufacturers covering themselves against claims is what it is.
Some Old Ken wooton trailers have a line and sticker saying how far to fill with soil
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
Yeah wet soil loaded up can weigh plenty.

We're considering a trailer like you're asking about like a 20 t dump trailer with hydraulic door so you can get like 12t of grain on and 14/5tof stone with going silly
This it what usually use, we only fill just under the top level, it holds 13 ton of wheat but can happily carry 18 ton of rubble, it's just to big for some jobs which is why I need a 10 ton on lower wheels.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20211126_160657_4.jpg
    IMG_20211126_160657_4.jpg
    168.9 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_20211126_160721_3.jpg
    IMG_20211126_160721_3.jpg
    145.6 KB · Views: 0

Make Tax Digital Software Poll

  • Quickbooks

    Votes: 24 17.6%
  • Sage

    Votes: 12 8.8%
  • Xero

    Votes: 58 42.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 42 30.9%

AHDB planting and variety survey

  • 121
  • 6

The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey provides the earliest view of the planted area for the upcoming harvest in the United Kingdom (UK).​


Complete the Planting and Variety Survey

The survey will estimate the area of cereals and oilseed rape intended for harvest in 2022 in the UK. It aims to assess the varietal composition of wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape crops in the UK. The results of this survey will allow the industry to quantify domestic production, at a time when food security is more important than ever.
The information can be used to shape the domestic market and trade and assist levy payers in their marketing decisions. It will detail regional differences of cropping across the UK, which will help...
Top