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I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide enough.. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood "blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!

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stryped on Mon, 5 Aug 2019 04:13:34 -0700 (PDT)
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I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood "blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.


I'm going to assume that you have done a cost benefit comparison
on having them deliver. Yeah, costs a lot, but you're done.
Same with renting a dumper type trailer, what you spend on rentals
you make up in time.
After that, I keep thinking some kind of section floor liner
thingy. Assuming you have a tractor / winch to pull it out, that way
you only have to move a 5 foot wide by 4 long section of the load at a
time. Still going to have gravel falling everywhere in the trailer
as you unload. Have brooms.

Any advice is appreciated!!!


And worth the cost you paid for it, B-) One thing as I consider
this: trying to make multiple runs in a limited time, you are going to
have to optimize this. As in Saturday morning, you have to be first
at the gate when they open, and no rest for the weary. Neatness in
unloading does not count.
I am recalling an attempt to save money by helping to move my Mom,
many years ago. Ufda. 60-70 miles one way, I think what we saved in
rental costs we more than made up in travel time and gas.
Also there was the afternoon I tried to change the tire on the
trailer. It too had boogies (dual wheels) and after spending most of
the day getting no where, went and rented a floor jack. Spent more
time renting and returning it than the actual job.

Things to consider.
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I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I
need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is
i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a
way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I
can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide
enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood
"blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of
hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in
sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to
withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!


A variation on your blade is to make a fixed blade, drop it down into the
front of the trailer, and just pull the trailer forward to push the stuff
out the back so no winch needed. You could make something hoe shaped that
anchored to the ground behind the trailer and pivoted up and down or use
ropes instead of fixed links so you can let out more rope for each load so
you don't have to shift each load after unloading, or a guillotine attached
to two posts set in the ground (perfect place for the garage door track and
rollers and a beefy sheet for the "door"), but now you do have to shift each
load before the next one.

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On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 15:58:56 -0400, "Carl"
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"stryped" wrote in message
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I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I
need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is
i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a
way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I
can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide
enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood
"blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of
hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in
sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to
withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!


A variation on your blade is to make a fixed blade, drop it down into the
front of the trailer, and just pull the trailer forward to push the stuff
out the back so no winch needed. You could make something hoe shaped that
anchored to the ground behind the trailer and pivoted up and down or use
ropes instead of fixed links so you can let out more rope for each load so
you don't have to shift each load after unloading, or a guillotine attached
to two posts set in the ground (perfect place for the garage door track and
rollers and a beefy sheet for the "door"), but now you do have to shift each
load before the next one.

A lot simpler to just trade the trailer on a dump trailer
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I called a truck. They really did not want to give me the time of day since it was such a small job.

Interesting gullotine idea....


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stryped wrote:

I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal
sided. I need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local
quarry. Problem is i can only go on Saturdays and they are only
open until noon. Looking for a way to quickly and efficently dump
a load for my gravel parking pad so I can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite
wide enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers,
and a wood "blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the
gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting
a load of hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top
the parking pad in sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m
ax ke or use to be able to withstand the temperature of hot
asphalt. Any advice is appreciated!!!


https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...l+from+trailer
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"Carl" on Mon, 5 Aug 2019 15:58:56
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I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I
need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is
i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a
way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I
can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide
enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood
"blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of
hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in
sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to
withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!


A variation on your blade is to make a fixed blade, drop it down into the
front of the trailer, and just pull the trailer forward to push the stuff
out the back so no winch needed. You could make something hoe shaped that
anchored to the ground behind the trailer and pivoted up and down or use
ropes instead of fixed links so you can let out more rope for each load so
you don't have to shift each load after unloading, or a guillotine attached
to two posts set in the ground (perfect place for the garage door track and
rollers and a beefy sheet for the "door"), but now you do have to shift each
load before the next one.


Good idea.

Option two: one guy does the fetching and hauling, second person
runs a bobcat to shove the gravel out of the unloading area.
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On 8/5/2019 6:13 AM, stryped wrote:
I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood "blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!



Is there anything you could tie a heavy duty tarp to while you drive
out from under it?
Buy a heavy canvas tarp, (not a Harbor freight all purpose tarp) line
the bed with it and drop the load on top of the tarp. When you get to
your site, tie the canvas to a couple of trees and drive away. You might
need to put cement blocks behind the fender wells so the material
doesn't bind up behind them. If you need more than two loads, I guess
you need more than one tarp. Maybe a sheet of plywood in the bed would
make it slide easier.
I haven't thought about the hot asphalt.



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On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 13:57:29 -0500, amdx wrote:

On 8/5/2019 6:13 AM, stryped wrote:
I have a 5 foot wide by 12 feet long dual axle trailer with metal sided. I need to haul several loads of crusher run from the local quarry. Problem is i can only go on Saturdays and they are only open until noon. Looking for a way to quickly and efficently dump a load for my gravel parking pad so I can make multiple trips.

Thought about those pickup bed unloaders but they are not quite wide enough. Also thought about using garage door track, rollers, and a wood "blade" of sorts with an electric winch to push the gravel out.

One other caveat, i am also mulling over possibly one day getting a load of hot asphalt to repair my driveway and possible black top the parking pad in sections. So it would be nice for whatever i m ax ke or use to be able to withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
Any advice is appreciated!!!



Is there anything you could tie a heavy duty tarp to while you drive
out from under it?
Buy a heavy canvas tarp, (not a Harbor freight all purpose tarp) line
the bed with it and drop the load on top of the tarp. When you get to
your site, tie the canvas to a couple of trees and drive away. You might
need to put cement blocks behind the fender wells so the material
doesn't bind up behind them. If you need more than two loads, I guess
you need more than one tarp. Maybe a sheet of plywood in the bed would
make it slide easier.




I haven't thought about the hot asphalt.


Just don't let it get cold!!!!!!
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On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 13:57:29 -0500, amdx wrote:

Is there anything you could tie a heavy duty tarp to while you drive
out from under it?
Buy a heavy canvas tarp, (not a Harbor freight all purpose tarp) line
the bed with it and drop the load on top of the tarp. When you get to
your site, tie the canvas to a couple of trees and drive away. You might
need to put cement blocks behind the fender wells so the material
doesn't bind up behind them. If you need more than two loads, I guess
you need more than one tarp. Maybe a sheet of plywood in the bed would
make it slide easier.
I haven't thought about the hot asphalt.


If you know a source, used conveyor belting would be much stronger
than a tarp. And potentially free Back when we had llamas, I made
a lifting sling from a scrap of used conveyor belt. Worked great the
few times we used it.
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William


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