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    Best Dump Trailer to Transport a 3046R

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm thinking of getting a dump trailer for the farm, as we always need gravel, dirt, firewood, or boulders moved. I was looking at the ones that have slide out ramps, as well as the side stow ramps. Has anyone transported their 3R series tractor with a dump trailer before?

    Any recommendations on what type of ramps to get if I do get a dump trailer?

    I am also considering a 14ft or 16ft. I would like to be able to transport it with the loader bucket and backhoe attached. I think the 14 might be slightly too short.

    Any advice would be great! Thanks in advanced.
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    this is going to lead down the GVWR path....

    Theres a 9 page thread dissussing all sorts of trailering /Drivers licensing issues depending on your state and private vs. commercial use.

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    I don't have a dump trailer but I do have a 3 series with a backhoe.

    I believe you'll need at least a 16 foot trailer and you won't have much wiggle room to balance the load for tongue weight.

    You are looking at some weight back there between the trailer and the tractor.

    What are you planning on towing it with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    I don't have a dump trailer but I do have a 3 series with a backhoe.

    I believe you'll need at least a 16 foot trailer and you won't have much wiggle room to balance the load for tongue weight.

    You are looking at some weight back there between the trailer and the tractor.

    What are you planning on towing it with?
    This was my thought, IIRC there was a thread, maybe the one above that detailed the length of a 2 or 3 series TLB, and the machine itself was something like 17’ long, not including and additional implements (box blade/tiller/etc, or loader tools forks/grapple/etc. The consensus was that something like a 20’ trailer was necessary just to have room to balance the load appropriately and longer was needed to haul extra stuff that I mentioned. Trailers to haul these machines get big pretty quick.
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    Some...not all dump trailers have the axles set to the rear...This would help.

    Can you lift the loader over the front of dump box to gain some room?

    Going to a long dump trailer is going to bump the GVWR a bunch...and perhaps put you in a catagory you'd rather not be in.

    Sales "person" may or might probly not educate you before you get your wallet out.

    Dump trailers are extremely expensive up Here in OR.....Do you "really" need a dump trailer?

    Ramps are a PITA...I'm done with them regardless of where they are stowed.
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    I will just answer the ramp question. I have a PJ dump with slide out ramps and I really like them because they are right where I want them. I just slide them out and hook them up and they are heavy enough I don’t want to carry them. I would think picking them up on the side would be a pain in the butt.
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    3720 TLB (same size as a 3046) on a 16’ trailer. My next one will be 18’ or 20’.
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    3046R on an 18' Baron car carrier with 7-8,000 pound capacity. I have a 12' Parker tandem 10,000 pound dump trailer that I MUCH prefer using to trailer the 3046R (sorry no picture). I pull the trailers with my Ford F350 King Ranch single rear wheel with integrated trailer brake controls and engine/transmission breaking.

    The car carrier has more room, but feels much less capable. When trailering on the 18' Baron car carrier, I do NOT have anything else on the car carrier trailer other than the 3046R with FEL/HD bucket. On the Parker dump trailer, I put everything in the box with the 3046R; heavy hitch, 8x 70 pound suitcase weights, 2x 5-gallon diesel cans, HD trailer ramps, trailer dross bar, etc and it rides so nice and secure. I extend the HD bucket over the front edge of the dump box which 1) makes the ride more secure, 2) transfers a little more weight forward in the box, and 3) blocks wind from hitting the tractor/hood.

    The trailer ramps mount underneath the box on the dump trailer. I welded some brackets to the bottom side and they slide in/out without issue when the box is raised about 2 feet. The ramps are out of sight and secure and are not targets for thieves. If using the ramps with a load, just need to remember to remove the ramps first which you will naturally do because you needed the ramps to load your equipment up into the trailer. I simply throw the ramps into the back of the dump box or put in the back of my F350 truck.

    Ramps are aluminum 10,000 pounds per axle pin-on ramp ends (I welded troughs with pin receivers onto trailer body gate end - you want that ramp securely held on dump trailer when three feet in air loading/unloading):
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    Get a B-wise like Tim!
    Hydraulic ramp/tailgate makes loading a breeze!

    I'd guess you would need at least a 16'.
    You can go up to a triple axle with that, but I've heard tire scuffing in axle issues with those, especially if you do a lot of tight maneuvering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    I will just answer the ramp question. I have a PJ dump with slide out ramps and I really like them because they are right where I want them. I just slide them out and hook them up and they are heavy enough I don’t want to carry them. I would think picking them up on the side would be a pain in the butt.
    I can answer that question for you.

    Yes, it is a pain in the butt.

    My ramps store under the trailer from the side.

    I would much prefer to just slide time in from the back.
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