The Benefits of Owning a Dump Trailer for Spring Clean-Up and Yard ProjectsApril 6, 2023 by Kyle McFarlane
Spring represents a season of new life and renewal. If you’re getting the urge to get started cleaning up your home and yard as the days get longer and warmer, you’re not alone. It’s almost wired into your DNA to want to get a fresh start in the spring. If you’ve got some big projects on your list, you’ll want to look at dump trailers to help you get the job done right. Here are some basics about dump trailers and what they can do around your home.
What Is a Dump Trailer?
A dump trailer is a trailer with a mechanical lifting mechanism to allow you to “dump” things out of the trailer without a lot of muscle power. It’s essentially a dump truck, except you pull it with your own vehicle instead of having the entire truck. Dump trailers come in a wide variety of sizes. You can choose the width, length and depth to give you the maximum load size for your projects while managing the size of the trailer against the tow weight of your vehicle and the size you can manage when driving. Dump trailers can also have special features that make it easier to haul items. Choose the rear-end gate style or add a ramp for easier loading.
What Types of Jobs Can Dump Trailers Handle During Spring?
Dump trailers handle all types of jobs, but they’re most commonly used for landscaping. When you are handling spring cleanup in your yard, you can use your dump trailer to haul old brush, new mulch or gravel. Prune your trees and bushes. Load up the dump trailer with the old vegetation and move it to your compost heap or to the dump.
Maybe you’re laying new rock in your driveway. With a dump trailer, you can simply unload the heavy material on the ground without having to shovel it all out of the trailer. No need to hire a landscaping company when you have your own trailer. You can even haul new sod or young saplings to your yard. A dump trailer is versatile.
- Haul old furniture or belongings to a donation site or the dump with your trailer.
- Clean out your garage. Use your trailer to get the trash moved to the right site.
- Use your trailer to help someone get moved into a new home.
- Haul heavy equipment in your trailer. Rent that power washer and rototiller to get your home cleaned up and your garden ready for summer.
- Haul construction material for your big project. Put the old materials that you tear out into the trailer to take them to the dump.
How Do You Use Your Dump Trailer During the Rest of the Year?
A dump trailer can help with your spring cleaning projects, but it won’t sit idly by throughout the rest of the year. You can rent your trailer to friends for their own jobs or hire yourself out to move junk and landscape materials for others. Start your own moving business on the weekends. In the fall, use your dump trailer to haul brush and leaves and get them out of your yard before winter sets in. Need to set your business up for winter with a stock of deicing chemicals? A dump trailer makes it easy to move hundreds of pounds, even if you unload each bag individually. Your trailer can move kids home from the college dorms and move them back again in the fall.
McFarlane Trailer Sales has a large selection of used and new trailers for sale. Contact us to learn more about your options and to find the right dump trailer to suit your needs.