Bottom dump, no legs?

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  1. Transit_lifer

    Transit_lifer Light Load Member

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    How come most double bottom dump sets not have a landing gear? Ive seen them resting on wood blocks or a stack of tires.
     
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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    They may take them off to carry more weight, or it could be difficult to put the gear anywhere useful with the shape of the trailer.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Most belly dumps I've seen don't have landing gear, just drop legs.
     
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  5. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    They’re not needed on dump trailers as they’re never dropped loaded. Saves pretty much everything that way...money, maintenance, and weight.
     
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  6. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    Some of our steel barrel trailer end dumps don’t have landing gears, just a leg stand it sets on at the yard. Reason being I heard is some of the dirt jobs and construction sites tend to not be the smoothest or evenest of ground, and the landing gear legs get hung up/torn up on boulders, dirt clods and things of the like.
     
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  7. Transit_lifer

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    Makes sense
     
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