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Old 12-31-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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I saw your truck and trailer photo, stating a 4 ton dump trailer capacity.

How many squares of shingles, presuming one layer 3-tabs, does it hold before you have to go and take it to the dump site?

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Old 01-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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ABOUT 26-30 SQ,i DID THE ENTIRE BRICKCHURCH IN ONE LOAD,ABOUT 34 SQ. 1 LAYER RIP-A little heavy,should`ve just did 2 trips,very convenient,as you leave it on the job till done,also can be used to haul material,and equipment to a new job--That`s a Bri-Mar trailer
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I have a Bray dump trailer and I have gotten 40 squares into it. I was a bit heavy, but the wheels are wide and it dumped so I was happy.

I also use it to transport materials and equipment from job to job. Have used it for some landscaping, picking up firewood, lots of stuff. Well worth the 1800 I paid for it out of the Roofer's Exchange in '05
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i have one with 2 -7 ton axles we load it up
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Has anyone ever used one of these? I wonder if they are worth the investment of $30,000 or whatever the price is.

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Yes ,I have a friend in Indianna who has one and loves it,I think you fit more in my trailer -his can be driven around the house,and lifted to the roof edge wherever,he also uses it to load plywood onto the roof,it has an engine which is good for around the property(only about 10-15 mph),but makes better time being towed to the dump
I don`t have run into many instances where I can drive around on the peoples property due to landscape issues etc.--so for me it`s just that you can hold it to the edge of the roof-I can drop debris into mine from a story up with no problems-so considering I paid approx. 6,000$-the difference is not worth it for me
Both twill59,and onarooftop have them ,and speak very highly of them--
But I don`t see a reason to spend the extra 24,000$
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Yes ,I have a friend in Indianna who has one and loves it,I think you fit more in my trailer -his can be driven around the house,and lifted to the roof edge wherever,he also uses it to load plywood onto the roof,it has an engine which is good for around the property(only about 10-15 mph),but makes better time being towed to the dump
I don`t have run into many instances where I can drive around on the peoples property due to landscape issues etc.--so for me it`s just that you can hold it to the edge of the roof-I can drop debris into mine from a story up with no problems-so considering I paid approx. 6,000$-the difference is not worth it for me
Both twill59,and onarooftop have them ,and speak very highly of them--
But I don`t see a reason to spend the extra 24,000$
I am wondering if the weight will damage the lawn when you drive it around.

I know it has wide tires but it seems like you would tear up the sod or sink in a little. That's why we use a wheel barrel.
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Jack,

Kyle Brink, know as OnaRoofTop swears by his.

It really makes an impression in his area, where he is the only contractor using a Roof Buggy, if that is the brand of that one.

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I too would be very worried about the compression of the dirt and grass around the yard. We drive our truck once about 400' from the front of a guys drive way all the way back to his shed by the river. We left rutts in the virgin soil all the way and it cost us almost as much to fix his yeard as it cost him for us to roof the large fishing shed. In other words, a huge loss. After that don't think I'd ever drive on a customer's lawn again even when I have had customers tell me it's ok.

I did once tell a customer we were going to have to put a dumpster on their front lawn because they were in a busy street, had no drive way, and the alley was so small it'd be blocked. IN retrospect we should have just blocked the street with a dump truck for a couple hours while we were filling it, cops don't mind that sort of thing. I lost the job, the customer would never tell me why, I can only imagine it was because of the dumpster issue.
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I have three dump trailers and one dump truck. I use the truck the most on tear-offs. Its easier to get it up the steep grade at the land fill.

My siding crew uses the trailers more.

Every once in a while, when i do sub something out, I use the trailer. Becuase I can drop it off and pickit up when they are through.
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