When it comes to side dump trailers, SmithCo’s product versatility is second-to-none. One of the ways we flex our versatility muscle is through the wide variety of materials that can be hauled in the industries we serve. There are virtually no limitations on the types of material SmithCo side dumps can haul. From fine sand to large boulders, waste sludge to silage—if you can get the material in the tub, you can haul it.
No-Stress Side Dump
The typical headaches associated with material hauling using traditional end dump trailers are not a problem with side dump trailers. Bulky material doesn’t bunch up and wedge into the back of the trailer, which can create an unstable situation. There’s also no need to back up to job sites—no matter the material, you’re looking at a dump-and-go situation. Thanks to our watertight tub design, when hauling waste sludge out of processing facilities or manure from animal confinements, the load doesn’t leak out causing problems on worksite drives or the public roadway. Fine materials such as Ag Lime and Frac Sand are fully contained and do not blow out during transport when fitted with a sealed tarp system. There is no end-gate to try and keep sealed.
Not only are side dump trailers more efficient and versatile, but they can also withstand even the most aggressive material. Our tubs are manufactured with AR400 steel. This material gives the perfect balance of wear resistance while maintaining the impact resistance required in aggregate hauling. Unlike an end dump, our trailers do not require a UHMW liner to prolong the lifespan of the body. A key element in our side dump durability is the engineering behind the unloading. The material being hauled starts to shed off the top during the dump cycle. Two-thirds of the load comes off before the remainder slides off the tub side. That means there is less weight to the remaining load, which means less wear on the tub material.
25-Second Dump Cycle
Side dump trailers increase the efficiency of the material hauling process—plain and simple. And with SmithCo in particular, our 25-second dump cycle means you’ve got more time for more loads. You can place nearly any material exactly right where you want with the convenient option of choosing whether to dump on the roadside or curbside of the trailer. You can stockpile or windrow based on the need of the job site.
Stable & Safe
All the hauling capabilities in the world won’t do any good if they don’t include safety. At SmithCo, safety is always a priority. That’s why we engineer every one of our side dump trailers for maximum driver safety. All operations can be done from inside the cab—there’s no need to get out of the truck. That way you can focus on maximizing your material hauling efficiency while maintaining driver safety. If you’re interested in maximizing material hauling versatility while also ensuring a safe dump every time, I’d be happy to hear from you.
District Sales Manager
Duane Myears is a District Sales Manager for SmithCo. He has extensive experience in the transportation industry working with rail car for eleven years prior to joining SmithCo where he has held a range of supervisory and management positions including Production, Quality Control and Warranty. For nearly 20 years, he has been a leader every step of the way. Away from work, you may catch up with him fishing or following NASCAR.
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