This week’s trailer is a custom 96″ Deckover Dump (D8). The D8 features 19-inch fold-down sides, is built on a rigid 8 inch I-beam frame, and comes with an ultra-wide 96-inch bed. These features not only allow for the transporting of loose material and aggregates, but the side-loading of lengthy cargo like lumber and other building materials. With a GVWR ranging from 14,000 to 24,000 pounds and a load capacity from 9,900 to 19,120 pounds, the D8 is ideal for contractors, landscapers, and serious do-it-yourselfers.
This trailer comes standard with a Demco 2 5/16 EZ Latch coupler in an adjustable channel mount and a PJ All-Weather, 7-way wiring harness with dual contacts for a secure connection. The D8 also comes standard with a 7K, top-wind, drop-leg jack. This can be upgraded to a 10K, spring-loaded, drop-leg jack or the hydraulic Monster Jack for effortless hitching with the push of a button. The D8 in this video has been upgraded to the 10K Pro Series spring-loaded, drop-leg jack.
For additional storage space, the D8 comes standard with a locking front toolbox. It also houses the powerful KTI Hydraulic Pump and standard Interstate Deep Cycle battery. This trailer also comes with a tarp kit to help keep materials secure during transit.
The D8 comes in a 14 or 16-foot configuration. This provides a cargo capacity of 6.57 to 7.51 cubic yards respectively. The 12 gauge, 19-inch fold-down sides run the length of the bed and provide the ability to side-load lengthy cargo and materials.
The floor is constructed with 10-gauge steel for additional strength. It is also upgraded with crossmembers on a close 12-inch spacing. This helps to keep the trailer from flexing and sagging under substantial loads. The bed is lifted by a powerful 5-inch hydraulic cylinder.
The hydraulic system is controlled with a durable KTI remote. This D8 is upgraded with a gravity-down feature that greatly reduces battery consumption by using the power of gravity to lower your bed. This feature greatly increases the number of dump cycles per day.
For the running gear, this trailer has two 7,000 pound Dexter axles on a spring suspension with electric brakes, providing a 14,000 pound GVWR. The D8 can also be upgraded with 7,000 or 8,000 pound, triple-axle configurations. These provide a maximum GVWR of 24,000 and a load carrying capacity of 19,120 pounds.
The D8 comes standard with a split spreader gate that opens like barn doors to load equipment. The spreader, opened by pulling a lever, a