The 1st And Only Weldfree Aluminum Dump Trailer Body

All Premium Components

  • Ridewell suspension with front axle lift.  Saves tires and brakes.
  • Ridewell 25,000# parallel spindle bearing axles. Top Quality.
  • Custom Hoist Adjustable packing and Thicker wall tubes. You get far longer life.
  • Centrifuse drums and Duralite hubs. Lighter easier to service
  • Jost Aluminum crank down dollys. Lighter. No rust
  • 12 ft wide UHMW liner. 1/2  3/8 1/4″ thick. Longer liner Life
  • Power Mesh arm tarp. Included. Standard

Why Bolting Is Superior To Welding

  • When aluminum is welded, 80% of its strength is lost. Yield strength drops from 35,000 psi to 8,000 psi. Drilling and bolting do not anneal the aluminum alloy. T6 temper is maintained throughout.
  • Bolted joints allow flexibility whereas welded joints are rigid and often crack.
  • No two welds are the same. Welding parameters and workmanship often lead to porosity, undercutting, etc. Drilling and Huck bolting give a reliable, consistent result.
  • Repairing a damaged Hicks trailer is significantly less expensive than a welded trailer. Remove the bolts, replace the damaged parts, reassemble.
  • Looks – no comparison.
  • Two great examples of bolted structures are truck frames and bridges. Neither would survive their expected lives if they were welded. It’s time to make a dump trailer the right way.


  • A 12-foot wide UHMW Combo liner is 1/2” thick in the rear 4 feet where all liners wear out.
  • The subframe is constructed of trapezoidal members. Extensive FEA’s and road testing prove it to be a durable component in the highest stress area.

Body Configuration

  • Hicks TrailersTo be able to gross 80,000 lb. the trailer needs about 427” from kingpin to rear axle. The Hicks design does that with a shorter box to keep material from accumulating in the hoist housing area.
  • The 93” wide inside width is standard allowing lower sides and CG, therefore increased rigidity.
  • The 3.5” wall depth (vs 1.5”-2.0” with other manufacturers) gives greater torsional strength, therefore increased rigidity.

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