Not all trailers are built the same and with this article, we will be taking a look at how tilt and dump trailers stack up against the Equipter 4000. These types of trailers may cost less money upfront, but are you going to get everything you need out of one once it is in your fleet? This article explores what each trailer can do and how the Equipter 4000 can serve as an alternative to tilt and dump trailers.
Tilt trailers, also known as tilt bed trailers and tilting trailer, are specialized trailers where the bed can incline for easily loading and unloading specialized equipment or other cargo. Tilt trailers come in many different sizes and many different price points, from $3,000 for simple single axle trailers to over $10,000 for heavy duty deck trailers. Tilt trailers are especially useful for transporting heavy objects with low-clearance, like cars, motorcycles, or riding mowers. Although tilt trailers are versatile in the type of equipment they can haul, they really only do one thing and are not comparable to the Equipter 4000’s range of functions. Tilt trailers require a vehicle to tow them in order to move whereas the self driving Equipter 4000 can be started up and positioned into place where it is needed. Some tilt trailers have short sides but are not suitable for hauling debris in the way that debris can be transported the Equipter 4000’s enclosed box.
Dump trailers are designed to haul loose materials such as debris, sand, and dirt and deposit its contents with a hydraulic dump function and tailgate. A 5x10 dump trailer, able to carry roughly the same payload as an Equipter 4000, are typically within the $5,000 to $8,000 range. Yet again, an inherent drawback to dump trailers is that they cannot be moved once they are at a job site, the debris must be moved to or away from them with manual labor. The Equipter 4000 can drive materials where they need to go. One of the Equipter 4000’s key features is its ability to lift its box 12 feet into the air to deliver materials to roofs or second stories or to catch debris from a rooftop or second story window.
The Equipter 4000 is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used in industries as broad as roofing, remodeling, construction, and demolition. The American-made Equipter is in high demand coast to coast and second-hand models typically retain 80% of their value after five years of use. When you are considering these types of trailers, their potential, and their resale value, the Equipter 4000 makes a strong case.
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