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Mar 15, 2023

Side Dumps are Smart for Abrasive Materials

Hauling abrasive materials is hard on your tub. SmithCo side dump trailers are the most durable on the market and can stand up to slag, gravel, granite, and almost any...

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Feb 14, 2023

Introducing the Groundbreaking SX7

The advanced design of the SX7 allows operators with a standard CDL to haul up to 40 tons in a single trailer. Plus, the SX7 maneuvers better and costs less...

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Feb 6, 2023

How Customer Feedback Builds Our Trailers

Why are SmithCo side dump trailers the best on the market? It’s because we’ve listened to nearly 30 years of customer feedback.

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Dec 23, 2022

Updating Our Trailers with You in Mind

SmithCo focuses on customer feedback to constantly improve our trailers. Learn about how we always keep pushing to be the best side dump trailer on the market.

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Nov 16, 2022

Rigorous Testing to be the Best Side Dump Trailer in the World

SmithCo puts our trailers through rigorous testing to make the most durable side dumps on the market with the highest resale value.

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Nov 2, 2022

Meet the Team: Chris Wahlstrom

Take a look behind the scenes with SmithCo’s MRP Coordinator.

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Sep 6, 2022

Reputation and Versatility Earn Top Marks in SmithCo User Survey

The results are clear: It’s SmithCo’s trusted reputation, versatility, and ease of operation that set us apart.

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Aug 31, 2022

Look Beyond Price When Comparing Trailers - Resale Value

What value do you get when it’s time to sell your trailer?

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Aug 24, 2022

Look Beyond Price When Comparing Trailers – Bridge Law Compliance

Make sure your trailer is DOT-compliant.

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Aug 9, 2022

Look Beyond Price When Comparing Trailers – Advertised Cubic Yardage

Double-checking tub capacity and angle of repose can prevent issues down the line.

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Jul 14, 2022

Tennessee Trucking Company Makes the Switch to Side Dumps

Solving tough problems for our customers is where SmithCo really stands above the competition.

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Jun 8, 2022

Keep Your Tires Performing with a Tire Inflation System

Proper tire maintenance is critical in the performance of all on-road equipment. Installing a tire inflation system on your side dump trailer is one way to reduce costs and keep...

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May 19, 2022

Dealer Spotlight: Hale Trailer

SmithCo side dump dealer Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel in Huxley, Iowa brings much needed rental options to the Ankeny and Des Moines area.


Apr 21, 2022

Match Your Trailer to Your Haul

When you buy a new side dump trailer, it’s crucial to consider the materials you’ll be hauling. The variety of trailers and tub designs that SmithCo offers is unmatched in...

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Mar 16, 2022

Side Dump Valves Selection and Maintenance

Trailer valves may be small, but they are a crucial part of your side dump’s operation. Knowing where to place them, as well as how to maintain them, will ensure...

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Mar 1, 2022

Looking Ahead at 2022

As we look ahead to a busy year, SmithCo president and CEO Scott Lovell takes some time to thank the team and talk about what’s in store for 2022.

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Feb 7, 2022

Meet the Team: Debi Douma-Herren

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers is an industry leader because of the hard work of our knowledgeable and dedicated employees. Our “Meet the Team” series spotlights members of our staff who...

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Jan 28, 2022

Custom Lighting Your Trailer Improves Worksite Visibility

When it comes to worksite visibility, SmithCo side dumps already have an advantage. Unlike an end dump or belly dump trailer, a side dump trailer driver can easily see the...

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Dec 20, 2021

SmithCo Tarps Stand Out for Durability

Not all side dump trailer tarp systems are created equal. At SmithCo, we make our tarps to a higher standard for durability, efficiency, and easy maintenance.

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Nov 1, 2021

SmithCo and Terra EV Introduce the First All-Electric 80-Ton Off-Road Haul Unit

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers and Terra EV, a pioneer in all-electric vocational trucks, have introduced the world's first all-electric 80 metric ton off-road haul unit. Combining the innovative Terra EV...

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Oct 18, 2021

SmithCo Trailer Cylinders Save Time and Money

Each SmithCo side dump trailer is expertly designed inside and out, and that includes our hydraulic cylinders. Unlike other manufacturers, the cylinder placement on our tubs is engineered to save...

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Oct 4, 2021

Streamline Your Land Leveling with a Side Dump

For SmithCo customers in the land leveling and site development industries, a versatile hauling trailer is a key part of the team. SmithCo’s CP30 side dump trailer features flotation tires,...

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Sep 20, 2021

Meet the Team: Lora Hanson

Take a look behind the scenes with SmithCo’s Engineering Clerk/Designer, Lora Hanson, as she shares details about her career at SmithCo.

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Sep 13, 2021

SmithCo Unveils First Mining Side Dump with Hydraulic Suspension

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers will display the first mining side dump trailer to feature a fully dedicated hydraulic suspension system at MINExpo 2021 September 13-15, 2021. Engineered by Simard Suspensions,...

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Jul 29, 2021

Trailer Maintenance is Easy with SmithCo

Every SmithCo side dump trailer that rolls off the line is built with a dedication to quality and durability. Owners and operators can protect their investment with routine maintenance and...

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Jul 6, 2021

Meet the Team: Howard Maymon

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers is an industry leader because of the hard work of our knowledgeable and dedicated employees. Our “Meet the Team” series spotlights members of our staff who...

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Jun 29, 2021

Remote Technologies Add Convenience and Reduce Downtime

Adding remote technologies to your side dump trailer helps streamline operations, reduce downtime, add convenience, and increase precision for operators.

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Jun 8, 2021

Product Spotlight: CP30 Construction Pup

When it comes to quality and versatility in hauling, it’s hard to beat SmithCo’s CP30. Our simple, low maintenance design coupled with our superior quality far surpasses other tractor-pulled side...

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May 10, 2021

Side Dump Ag and Feedlot Trailers Solve Problems in the Field

Agriculture and feedlot hauling requires flexible, durable equipment for tricky materials. SmithCo’s ag and feedlot side dump trailers make it easier.

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Apr 19, 2021

Mine Tipper Trailer Lowers Cost per Ton

SmithCo’s latest side dump mining trailer set is customized from beginning to end. The innovative design enables a lower cost per ton and greater versatility.

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Apr 1, 2021

Meet the Team: Tara Smith

Our “Meet the Team” series spotlights members of our staff who help SmithCo continue to be the best in our field. Today, we share insights from Tara Smith, Accounts Payable/Accounts...

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Mar 15, 2021

SmithCo Boosts Production With Frame Rail Welding Tables

SmithCo recently installed a pair of custom frame rail welding tables. Each table is 64 feet long and 7 feet wide, and enables the SmithCo team to weld both the...

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Mar 9, 2021

SmithCo Customizations Featured in Construction Equipment Guide

SmithCo’s skill in customizing side dump trailers for their customers was recently featured in the March issue of Construction Equipment Guide. The article highlights SmithCo’s dedication to getting to know...

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Feb 22, 2021

Why Hinge Points Matter When You’re Building a Side Dump

More hinge points doesn’t mean a better trailer. SmithCo side dumps are designed with the right number for lighter weight, less maintenance and better performance.

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Feb 3, 2021

Why A Side Dump Is Right for Fly Ash Hauling

Hauling fly ash can be complicated, requiring careful consideration of your trailer, dumping conditions, and safety measures. Simplify with a side dump.

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Jan 25, 2021

2021 Trends in Side Dump Trailers and Beyond

The trucking and trailer industry is always changing and adapting to the world around us. SmithCo President and CEO Scott Lovell sees these key trends for 2021.

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Jan 5, 2021

Quality Welding is Part of Each SmithCo Side Dump Trailer

SmithCo’s detailed welding process for each side dump trailer we make ensure our trailers the most durable, highest-quality side dumps in the industry.

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Dec 16, 2020

Side Dump Trailer Do’s and Don’ts

Read our guide of key things to keep in mind as you operate your SmithCo side dump trailer. It’s far simpler than an end dump to help maximize productivity.

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Dec 4, 2020

SmithCo Parts and Service Department is Here to Help

SmithCo side dump trailers are built to last, but if a customer should need a new part, the Parts and Service department is here to help.

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Nov 20, 2020

Meet the Team: Orelous Bousquet

SmithCo’s lead engineer designer, Orelous Bousquet shares details about designing safe and innovative side dump trailers at SmithCo.

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Nov 4, 2020

SmithCo Trailers Featured in Construction Equipment Guide

SmithCo’s SX Series and CP30 Construction Pup trailers were featured in the November 2 Construction Equipment Guide, as well as Truck and Trailer Guide.

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Oct 26, 2020

The Quest for Quality Never Stops

When it comes to side dump trailers, quality is key. SmithCo’s intensive quality control process ensures that their trailers work the way they should, every time.

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Oct 2, 2020

Product Spotlight: SX Series

SmithCo Side Dump SX Series are workhorses, the most versatile of our trailers because there is nothing it won’t haul. Built with durability in mind.

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Sep 3, 2020

How Our Bridge Law Drawings Help Customers

Each state and province has different bridge laws. Bridge law drawings depict specific truck and trailer combinations, the truck’s payload and axle loads.


Jul 14, 2020

Meet the Team: Gerred Zeising

Get an inside look at side dump sales with district sales manager, Gerred Zeising. He shares details about his career and why he loves working at SmithCo.


Jun 30, 2020

Side Dump Trailer History

Over the past 25 years, SmithCo’s innovative side dump trailer solutions have helped companies find an alternative to costly end dump trailer tip overs.

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May 28, 2020

Dual Hauling with Side Dump Trailers

Dual hauling side dump trailers are a popular option for many industries because of their increased payload capacity.

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Apr 28, 2020

Fix It at SmithCo’s Side Dump Trailer Repair Shop

From DOT inspections and tub extensions to tarp systems and wet kits, SmithCo’s trailer repair shop exists to keep customers hauling safely.

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Apr 16, 2020

Meet the Team: Duane Myears

SmithCo's exceptional customer service during the trailer sales and speccing process is reliant on knowledgeable employees like Duane Myears.

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Apr 2, 2020

SmithCo Exhibits Side Dump Trailers at Conexpo 2020

Last month, SmithCo traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 (ConExpo), North America’s largest construction equipment trade show.

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Mar 20, 2020

Trade-In for a New SmithCo Side Dump

Whether you’re moving up to a new model, or no longer need your current trailer, SmithCo can help you navigate through the used side dump trailer trade-in process.

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Mar 2, 2020

The SmithCo Painting Process

Our procedures through each stage of the paint process ensure the job gets done to the highest standard.

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Jan 21, 2020

Custom Side Dump Trailers for Any Application

From mining to construction to agriculture, there’s nothing a custom SmithCo side dump trailer can’t haul.

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Jan 9, 2020

Meet the Team: Jim Verros

Get an inside look at side dump sales with sales engineer, Jim Verros. He shares details about his career and why he loves working at SmithCo.

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Dec 6, 2019

How Many Axles Should My Side Dump Trailer Have?

SmithCo team members are experts at matching each trailer to the specific bridge laws of the area.


Nov 26, 2019

How to Pick the Right Size Side Dump

Side dump sizes are impacted by many factors, including materials hauled, road conditions, and location.

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Nov 7, 2019

SmithCo Engineers Design More Side Dumps Than Anyone

SmithCo engineers can customize trailers for whatever and wherever you haul – to exactly meet your needs.

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Oct 23, 2019

If There’s a Leak, It’s Not a SmithCo Side Dump—Our Watertight Design

Our side dump trailers are built with a watertight design, to ensure your job is successful.

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Oct 9, 2019

Meet the Team: Chad Oldenkamp

Since starting here at SmithCo, I’ve come to have a hand in a lot of facets of the business. My role as a manager extends to parts and service, warranty,...

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Jul 31, 2019

From Our Facility to Your Job Site: Taking Pride in Your Success

Purchasing a new trailer is a decision that isn’t made lightly. It’s a large investment, and we know that. That’s why—unlike other trailer manufacturers—SmithCo takes great care to offer peace...

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Jul 10, 2019

Meet the Team: Scott Lovell

There are many things that set SmithCo apart from other side dump manufacturers. One important thing is the quality and experience of our workforce. No company has engineered or produced...

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Jun 7, 2019

Welcome to the SmithCo Side Dump Trailer Blog

The SmithCo side dump trailer blog will be your go-to source for staying up to date on the latest news and projects we’re involved in, as well as what sets...

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Jun 7, 2019

Why SmithCo? Superior Trailer Manufacturing, For Starters

There are many reasons why customers choose SmithCo side dump trailers over other products on the market. Our passion for advanced engineering and innovation is one—we’re constantly striving to stay...

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Jun 7, 2019

Wonder What It’s Like to Drive a Side Dump Trailer? American Truck Simulator Has You Covered

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive one of SmithCo’s high-quality, durable side dump trailers? Thanks to American Truck Simulator, now you can—well, sort of. Released in...