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iron bull triple axel dump

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by banditman, Sep 22, 2022 at 10:18 AM.

  1. banditman

    banditman Active Member

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    Looking at buying an iron bull triple axel dump trailer to haul my bobcat e50 mini x in. How are these trailers? They are on the cheaper priced side but I just cant swing a 25 grand diamond c trailers.
     
  2. suladas

    suladas Senior Member

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    Most light trailers are built like crap and are not worth spending the extra on. I've never owned a diamond c but there is no way i'd pay that kind of premium, i've seen one's a few years old just as rusty as the rest, i've heard the self adjusting dexter 7k axles do not last so better off not bother with self adjusting. The I beam frames they use are a better option, but i've never bent a square tubing or channel frame on the others, the only time you'll ever have an issue with frame bending is if you load a heavy machine and don't have legs or stands on the ramps at the back, but I bet you'd bend the I beam eventually too. I've had my cheaper one for a year and a half and it's given me no issues, I had a tandem southland before which is suppose to be a premium brand and it was garbage. If you're only hauling a 5 ton unless you have a ton of attachments or plan on going bigger why not just get a tandem 7k trailer? If you go with say a 18' it will weight under 3k. Triple axle is overkill for that size of machine.
     
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  3. banditman

    banditman Active Member

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    More info I'm going overkill on the trailer because its going to be mostly in the hills and dirt roads. Its also a gooseneck. Just wondering about build quality of iron bull
     
  4. digger doug

    digger doug Senior Member

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    The website had some not so good comments from purchasers....
    Maybe 3 axles to spread out the weight better and use less steel in the frame.