Tipper Trailers

Youcan Trailer supplies 50-80 ton side tipper trailers precisely tailored to your fleet requirements.

What is a Tipper Semi-trailer? 

A Tipper Semi-trailer (also called Dumper trailer) is a semi-trailer could self-dumping and save labor of unloading. A Tipper Semi-trailer is for users who transport the :

solid aggregate,



wheat and similar bulk cargoes


A tipper trailer is a big trailer that usually lifts when dumping its hall in a chosen location. It is similar to the dump truck trailer and is used synonymously to mean the same thing.

However, there are small tweaks here and there that make each one of them unique. There are different tipping options but the main ones are the rear and the side tippers. 

Tipper trailers will help you to carry and offload bulk goods in a very easy and efficient manner. At the end, your operations will be highly affordable. 

They are become such a wonderful solution especially in handling big jobs. Safety in operations is well taken care of through a well-designed mechanism of offloading your goods. 

With tipper trailers, they are applicable in the construction, agriculture and recycling industries among many other areas. They come in different shapes and types. Therefore, you will have variety based on your specific needs and requirements.

1.1 Important Parts of a Tipper Trailer 

The body of a tipper trailer is a conventional framework that has a bed with detachable side walls. Conventional designs are usually linked through a rear hinge to frame on which wheels are supported and mounted. 

The set-up is then fixed to a guide for the sliding hinge. The front of the bed plate is fitted with features for latching to the tow bar. The bed is again fitted with either a single leg or multiple retractable legs that are used as a table. 

The connecting rod is usually hinged at its ends to oscillate at respective axes that are parallel to the trailer axes. 

Regardless of the number used, the connecting rods serve to link up the sliding hinge to the parts of the wheel-carrying frame structure. Check figure 2 and figure 3 for more details.

The hinging of the frame is normally done at the rear section and at the same time has the trailer wheels mounted thereon. Shock absorber means could be installed in between the hinged frame and the wheels.

One side of the connecting rod is hinged at the frame. There are blocks that are usually attached to the rear part of the frame and are supposed to touch the ground. 

In many traditional designs, the frame is also used to support brake lights, mudguards, indicator lights as well as housings used for receiving a jack as would be needed for wheel changing. 

Types of Tipper Trailers

There are two types of tipper trailers namely: 

Rear Tipper

Side Tipper 

2.1 Rear Tipper

A rear tipping trailer also known as a rear tipper trailer works by offloading cargo towards the back area. They are commonly used to carry construction material such as sand and stones as well as other materials such as coal. 

Ideally, you can use it for loading industrial raw materials or any other solid material used in construction. The rear tipper design is meant to facilitate the offloading process. 

Once the back of your trailer is locked, you can load your cargo in that position. On arriving at your destination, the front side of the tipper trailer gets raised causing your cargo to drop off from the back.

The bucket of your tipper trailer has been built with a thicker steel plate to sustain the weight of the cargo that is usually of hard materials. This way, the tough steel plate prevents the cargo from damaging your trailer. 

The Rear tipper is suitable for cargo with a large rest angle. It is important to note that the Rear tipper cannot be more than 12m long. Any truck longer than that may be dangerous. 

2.2 Side Tipper 

A side tipper is an alternative to the rear tipper. This type of dump truck trailer allows you to offload your goods from the side. Still, you can use it for transporting solid building materials such as sand and stones among others. 

The side tipper makes use of hydraulic pumps and hydraulic motors and a dump-bucket to one side. The remaining side gives you the option of opening and locking it during your job operations. 

The design is meant to allow side dumping and there is a reason for that. You may be forced to do side dumping in areas where there isn’t sufficient space. 

In such a situation, lateral offloading can be done using this side tipper. It helps in saving space. Thick steel plates are also put in place to prevent damages that may occur on the trailer with weak plates.

Unlike with the rear tipper, the side tipper is suitable for cargo with a small rest angle. However, the side tipper can load more than the rear tipper.

Applications of Tipper Semi-trailers

The Tipper Semi-trailer suitable for coal, ore, building materials and other bulk cargo transport.  The trailer has two ways of tipping: rear end dumping and side dumping, which can effectively transport  bulk goods. The frame and rail are welded with high quality manganese plate, and the container has two kinds of dustpan and rectangle.  With high strength, strong lifting force, good stiffness, toughness, strong bearing capacity, no permanent deformation.  

Tipper Trailer Supplier

Youcan trailer is a premier manufacturer of tipper trailers known for our premium products, simplicity of design, customization and mission-specific engineering.Our Tippers come in a variety of sizes, capacities, and suspension types, so no matter what type of trailer you require, feel free to contact us. Our professional sales engineer will offer you the latest price of tank trailers.