2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #103[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"No Hydraulics" Dump TrailerNo pumps, hoses or fluid are needed to quickly and easily dump a RED-E-DUMP trailer. With payloads from 4,000 lbs. to 12,000 lbs., this hydraulics-free trailer has a low cost of ownership and simple design.
“A roofer friend of mine wanted a small trailer that he and his workers didn’t have to shovel off,” recalls Larry Stewart, RED-E-DUMP manufacturer. “I worked on the design for about a year and a half, introducing it finally in 2010.”
The trailer dumps mechanically, thanks to its clever double frame design. The lower frame supports the weight of the trailer in transport. The upper frame, which connects to the trailer tongue, rolls back and forth on top of the lower frame.
To dump the trailer, the operator sets the trailer wheel brakes and backs the towing vehicle up. As the upper frame and the trailer bed slides back over and past the end of the lower frame, the bed dumps.
“It’s like pulling the legs out from underneath a chair,” explains Stewart. “It removes all the support from under the bed. All it can do is dump.”
To return the bed to a horizontal position, the operator simply pulls the vehicle ahead again. The bed slides back up and over the lower frame and into place, automatically triggering a safety lock.
“With most newer trucks, the operator can set or release the trailer parking brakes from the cab,” says Stewart. “The only time he has to get out is to manually release the safety lock for dumping.”
RED-E-DUMP offers 5 models ranging in size from 4 by 8-ft. 32B bumper pull to an 8 by 10-ft. 80G gooseneck, with many options available. Dealers are being recruited in North America this winter for spring sales.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, RED-E-DUMP, 1131 N. Little, Cushing, Okla. 74023 (ph 918 285 0044; www.rededump.com).
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