5×10 Dump Trailer – Small but Tough

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The Comprehensive Guide to 5×10 Dump Trailers For Sale

A dump trailer’s primary purpose is to transport and dispose of materials like gravel, dirt, or debris effectively and conveniently. A 5×10 dump trailer offers more capacity than a 5×8 model, making it an excellent choice for homeowners, small businesses, and contractors who need a slightly larger trailer. In this detailed guide, we’ll delve into various aspects of 5×10 dump trailers, from their distinct features and benefits to the factors to consider when purchasing one.

Essential Characteristics of 5×10 Dump Trailers

  • Dimensions and Load Capacity – A 5×10 dump trailer has a cargo bed measuring 5 feet wide and 10 feet long, providing increased space for transporting loads compared to a 5×8 model. This size is suitable for small to medium-sized jobs, with a payload capacity of 5,000 pounds. If you need a unit with a heavier payload capacity, Click Here to check our 6×10 tandem axel 7K model.
  • Hydraulic Lifting Mechanism – One of the standout features of a 5×10 dump trailer is its hydraulic lifting mechanism. Firstly, this allows for speedy and effortless unloading of materials. Secondly, operators can choose to use either a remote control or a wired control to raise the bed and dump its contents within mere seconds. This not only saves time but also reduces labor.
  • Robust Construction and Longevity – 5×10 dump trailers are commonly built with heavy-duty steel , ensuring durability and long service life. This unit doe not include integrated tie-down points, but additional D-rings can be welded onto the unit at your request.

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Benefits of Increased Capacity

A 5×10 dump trailer offers more cargo space than a 5×8 model, allowing users to transport larger loads without needing a significantly larger trailer. This increased capacity can make completing projects more efficient and cost-effective.

  • Maneuverability – Despite its larger size, a 5×10 dump trailer remains relatively easy to maneuver, making it suitable for navigating tight spaces and narrow driveways. This feature enables users to access areas that may be difficult to reach with even larger equipment.
  • Fuel Efficiency – A 5×10 dump trailer is generally lighter and more fuel-efficient than larger models. This reduced weight translates to lower towing requirements, ultimately saving on fuel consumption during transport and reducing operating costs for businesses and individuals.
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Factors to Consider When Buying a Dumping Trailer New or Used

Decide whether to purchase a new or pre-owned 5×10 dump trailer. A new trailer will usually have a higher upfront cost but may come with a warranty and the latest features. Conversely, a pre-owned trailer can be more affordable but may need more maintenance or repairs in the future. If you are looking for a used 5×10 dump trailer for sale, Click Here to see if we have one available in our used inventory.

  • Material and Build Quality – When considering a 5×10 dump trailer, it’s important to examine the materials used in its construction. For instance, a trailer made from steel will generally be heavier and more long-lasting. On the other hand, an aluminum trailer will be lighter and boast greater resistance to corrosion. Ultimately, you should determine which material aligns with your specific needs and preferences.
  • Carrying Capacity – Consider the payload capacity of the 5×10 dump trailer you’re interested in purchasing. Make sure it’s appropriate for the types of materials you’ll be transporting and that it can support the weight without compromising the trailer’s structural integrity.
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Additional Things to Consider

  • Customization Features Tailgate Options – Tailgates on 5×10 dump trailers can differ in design, with some offering a barn-door style that opens from the center or a traditional single-piece tailgate. The trailer in this listing comes with a single-piece tailgate. Watch the video above to see how the tailgate on this listing is designed to be used.
  • Side Extensions – The steak pockets on the Bwise dump trailers make it quick and easy for owners to build up higher sidewalls using 2×4’s.
  • Accessory Compatibility – A range of accessories can enhance the functionality of a 5×10 dump trailer, such as a tarp system, toolboxes, and spare tire mounts. When purchasing a trailer, consider whether it’s compatible with the accessories you need or may need in the future. A trailer that offers compatibility with various add-ons will provide you with more customization options and increased

Maintenance Recommendations & Trailers Routine Inspections

Regularly inspect your 5×10 dump trailer for any signs of wear, damage, or corrosion. Check the tires for proper inflation and tread depth, and ensure that all electrical connections are clean and secure. Inspect the hydraulic system for any leaks or damage, and lubricate moving parts as needed. By conducting routine inspections, you can identify and address issues before they become more significant problems.

  • Cleaning – After using your 5×10 dump trailer, clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt, debris, or corrosive materials. This step is particularly crucial if you’ve been transporting materials like salt, chemicals, or manure, which can cause corrosion over time. In addition, regular cleaning will help maintain the trailer’s appearance and prolong its service life.
  • Proper Storage – When not in use, store your 5×10 dump trailer in a dry, covered area to protect it from the elements. This precaution will help prevent rust, corrosion, and other weather-related damage. If covered storage isn’t an option, invest in a high-quality cover to shield the trailer from rain, snow, and UV exposure.
  • Yearly Inspections – When you purchase a trailer, our service center will gladly handle all your yearly inspections and any necessary maintenance and repairs. To schedule service, give us a call at (717) 262-6383.

If you’re hauling firewood, trash, or mulch in a utility trailer, you’re probably tired of unloading it by hand. Or maybe you usually hire somebody to bring your mulch, but the cost is adding up. Either way, a small dump trailer might be a good option for you.

However, for some manufacturers, small means lower quality. Many small dump trailers are built like a tin can and aren’t really useful if you want to tow them behind anything but a UTV. You’re here because you have a job to get done, so not just any trailer will suit.

BWise/Bri-Mar 5×10 Dump Trailer

The BWise DTR510 (used to be Bri-Mar) is a tough little trailer that you can haul behind a pickup. It’s got a 4″ channel frame, 14-gauge walls, and a 12-gauge floor. The wheels have 15″ 8-ply tires and electric brakes to keep you safe. These trailers are built a few miles from our shop, and the manufacturer cares about how they’re built. Their steel is transported, stored, and even unloaded under cover, to minimize weather damage before it can be painted. Both the primer and the top coat of each trailer are a powder coat.


This dump trailer has a lot of options that will make your life easier. The 15″ sides can easily be extended, since they have stake pockets. It comes with a spreader gate, but that can be used interchangeably with an optional ramp. You can switch back and forth between them without tools, which makes the ramp a great asset if you want to haul your mower or your snowblower.

This is just a really handy all-around trailer for a small outfit. It’s got a 5k axle and can take a payload of 3500 lbs., which is not bad at all.