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End dumps have been a time-honored way to transport materials, but SmthCo side dump trailers are far superior. Switch to a faster, easier and more stable way to unload.

Three Reasons Why Side Dumps Are Better Than End Dumps

Side dump trailers have superior stability.

Side dumps unload their cargo by tilting the trailer to the side, providing greater stability during the dump cycle. Dump on soft and uneven ground safely; there is no need to find a level area to unload. Material can be windrowed or stockpiled.

Better sightlines for safety.

Visibility is much better with a side dump. There is no need to back up to dump the load. The dump occurs next to the cab so the operator can make sure the trailer is in the exact location to put the load where it should be. With an end dump, the operator cannot see over the tub to determine if someone or something is behind the trailer or if the trailer is positioned the right distance away.

No touch unloading is faster.

SmithCo specifically designs its trailers to allow operators to stay in the cab. Not only does this provide additional safety, but it also means that materials can be unloaded faster with the side dump.

Side Dump Comparison Chart

For superior stability, easier unloading, faster cycle times, choose a SmithCo side dump.

SmithCo Side Dump End Dump
Better sight lines Yes N/A
Windrow with ease Yes No
Watertight Yes No
Breakaway kingpins Not necessary Reduces damage
in tip overs
Dump on uneven grades Yes No
Max exposed cylinder Length 3 feet 35 feet
Cylinder replacement costs $1,000 est. $4,500 est.
Haul large boulders with ease Yes No
Haul large debris with ease Yes No
Cycle Times 15-20 seconds 120 seconds
Reduce weight on the fly Yes No
5 - 10-year resale value 5 year = $50,000
10 year = $45,000
5 year = $36,000
10 year = $20,000
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