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Farmers do a lot of work. Everyone knows that. And with that workload comes the need for equipment. But not just any equipment; they need tough equipment that lasts and can handle offroad use when necessary. Equipment that can serve multiple purposes can simplify purchases, minimize the downtime that comes with swapping equipment, and solve a lot of problems in the field or on the lot. That versatility is exactly what SmithCo’s ag and feedlot side dump trailers bring to the table.

The Right Fit for Hauling Many Materials

The ag industry deals with so many types of materials, from bulky, lightweight, or even wet soupy material to dense and oversized material like stumps and boulders. Hauling lightweight materials such as manure and poultry litter is tricky due to the extra capacity needed and the potential difficulty in emptying. Lightweight material also tends to bridge up on belt trailers and stick in end dump trailers, requiring frequent and time- consuming manual clean-out.

A side dump, on the other hand, is designed to minimize the need to manually clean the tub, increasing efficiency and safety.

Feedlots hauling wet distillers grain have a special set of challenges too. Distillers grain is hot (nearly 300 degrees Fahrenheit) and very wet and messy. A farmer’s #1 priority is to have a trailer that contains that mess with a watertight tub and puts it where it needs to go in a safe and efficient manner. SmithCo feedlot trailers can consistently help achieve that goal.

No matter what you’re hauling, SmithCo trailers have the capacity needed to maximize payload, clean out quickly and fully, and remain stable on soft and uneven terrain.

SmithCo Trailers Meet Any Ag Need

The agricultural industry is vast. Fortunately, its vastness has been the driving force for new product development within the side dump industry.

Farmers will take any piece of equipment they can get their hands on and use it to its full potential and beyond, driving innovation. The farmers that we work with have used almost every style of side dump trailer we have designed. The favorites at the moment are the MHVSR, SHV, Feedlot Series, CP20 Ag Pup, and CP30 Construction Pup. Some key benefits and differences of our two most popular choices are:

  • The MHVSR (Medium High Volume Semi Round) can be the right choice for hauling bulky, stackable, or large material like dirt, sand, manure, and stumps.
  • The Feedlot Series was designed for situations where maximum capacity is necessary and the material may flow or have a higher water content than normal. The Feedlot Series tubs offer many advantages, one of which is the ability to dump the furthest away from the trailer of any of our standard trailers (beyond our Mine Series). This allows for easy access over barriers and more accurate placement of material. And having two tubs makes it easier to dump into feedlot pits or into hopper or other style bins, something that a normal 34-36’ long tub would have difficulty doing.

When considering which ag trailer might work for you, remember that geography plays a part. Some places in the Northeast, for example, have much smaller farms than in the Midwest. The roads are narrow and curvy and they may see much more highway time between locations with their trailers, so their choices of equipment are focused on maneuverability and payload.

On the other hand, in the large open plains of the Midwest, it is no problem to hook a couple of our CP30s together and make a nice 60-ton payload train as you hop between your fields.

Here to Help in Your Ag Trailer Selection

Want to know more about how SmithCo can help you find the most durable, hauling option for your agribusiness operation? Get in touch, and we can start learning about your specific needs. Give us a call at 800-779-8099 or email us at sales@sidedump.com.


Gerred Zeising

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Gerred Zeising
District Sales Manager

As District Sales Manager, Gerred brings energy and forward thinking to the SmithCo team. Prior to joining SmithCo in 2019, he served his country in the Air Force where he was a fuel systems technician. From there, he excelled in roles for a flooring manufacturer, Verizon Wireless, and a small business marketing firm. When he’s not selling the best side dump trailers on the market, you can find him with a fishing pole in his hand if the weather suits. Gerred also loves to grill—if it can fit, he can cook it better than you can.

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