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Is Bulldog Square Jack BD182524 OK For Use On Dump Trailer

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Id like to use this to replace a jack on my 14k lbs rated dump trailer. The existing jack is always getting bent when I have to go off-road for work. For this new jack to work I know I would have to weld it on the outside of the frame instead of in the middle so that it could rotate, therefore the lift point would be off-center just a few inches. My question is whether this will be a problem structurally. Im sure the empty trailer would be less of a worry but I park it loaded with equipment that weighs around 5k lbs. If there is another solution Im open to that also. And if I can purchase the male and female pipes that I could weld on my existing jack Id be interested to see those too. Thanks etrailer!!

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It is okay to weld the Bulldog jack off-center a bit and it won't be an issue structurally. The only thing you need to keep in mind is the capacities; you mentioned you have a 14,000 lb rated dump trailer, and Bulldog jack is rated for 10,000 lbs of lift but 12,000 lbs of static capacity. Put simply, so long as you do not have a weight of more than 10,000 lbs at the area on your frame where the jack is, then it'll work fine structurally.

The jack, along with the weld-on mounting pipe you'll need are the following:

- Bulldog Square Jack with Round Pipe Mount # BD182524

- Bulldog 2-4/5" Long, Weld-On Jack Pipe Mount # BD005122

The only thing we don't offer is the pipe mount that attaches to your existing jacks.

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