Bottom dump or Belly dump trailers are semi-enclosed trailers used for hauling heavy loads of loose materials in the roadway, farming, construction, and landscaping industries. As the name suggests, a belly dump trailer has a clamshell-type dump gate in the belly/bottom of the trailer and unloads straight from the trailer box. These trailers unload the material in a linear heap rather than a single pile. These trailers are designed to minimize weight and maximize payload, allowing quicker turnaround times.
Bottom dumps are ideal for laying asphalt and transporting material with the added versatility of a chassis mount. Belly dump trailers can control the gate opening and offers the ability to regulate the outflow of the material. Belly or bottom dump trailers have limitations in the type of materials they can use to haul. Bottom-dumps are neither suitable for larger pieces that will hang up under the suspension because the axles of the trailer must have clearance above the windrow nor they can carry liquid materials as it can leak from the bottom gate.
Trailers of Texas has provided sales and services for belly dump trailers in Houston and surrounding areas for over 25 years. We are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned bottom dump trailers for sale. We have delivered solutions for the construction and farming industry serving Southwestern US with our hub in Houston, Texas.
Belly Dump Trailers are used for hauling loads of:
- Stockpile (requires a loader)
- Material transport
- Asphalt paving
Features of Belly Dump trailers:
- Trailer length: 25ft to 45ft
- Trailer width: 8ft - 8.5ft
- Composition: Steel
- Unloading gate at the bottom of the trailer
- Tandem Axle