A long-time supplier of a variety of specialty trailers, Ervin has seen the demand for bottom dump trailers spike in recent months. To continue to serve the growing needs of its customer base as a single source supplier for all trailer requirements, Ervin is expanding its selection to include bottom dump trailers as well as exploring other units requested by customers in the oil boom areas.
Bottom dump, or belly dump, trailers are popular in areas where terrain or other jobsite restrictions such as overhead obstacles may pose safety risks with traditional rear-dump trailers. This particular style of trailer is most commonly used in the north central, south central and western states, those areas currently involved in the oil-boom.
"Bottom dump trailers are the top choice for operators in aggregate, roadbuilding and oil-field industries because they provide enhanced safety on uneven terrain and allow the operator to dump material in a linear heap while the truck is moving," said John Connor, member of the Tank and Specialty Trailer Sales Division at Ervin Equipment.