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Ervin Equipment Responds to Oil Boom

Wed January 16, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Ervin Equipment is expanding its supply services to the aggregates, asphalt, roadbuilding and oilfield industries by providing an expanded line of new and used bottom dump trailers.

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 job site 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.

Ervin specializes in fulfilling customer needs — whether the need be new or used trailers. Ervin regularly scouts and secures large supplies of the most demanded spec of trailers, making good quality used trailers available for its customer base and those looking for a low-cost way to enter a new market area, according to the manufacturer.

Ervin Equipment partners with companies such as Gallegos Trailers and Construction Trailer Specialists (CTS).

Gallegos, a leading firm in trailer manufacturing, offers seven models of bottom dump trailers for use in oilfields, aggregate and asphalt industries. Its bottom dump trailers feature carrying capacities ranging from 18 to 31 cu. yds. (13.7 to 23.7 cu m). The Gallegos line also includes options of two- or three-axle trailers featuring the 5.6 ton (5 t) 25-cu. yd. (19 cu m) Spider and the 12.5 ton (11.3 t) 18-cu.-yd. (13.7 cu m) set bottom dump trailer.

Ervin also works closely with CTS to sell new hot-mix insulated belly dump trailers for the asphalt industry. An insulation system provides a safe, simple, bottom dump solution for carrying hot-mix asphalt. When working non-asphalt jobs, these trailers can be used for hauling road base, gravel, sand and dirt.

“As the demand for these types of trailers grows, Ervin’s continuing commitment to building partnerships like the ones we have with CTS and Gallegos and our continuing eye on researching the evolving demands of the market, leave us in an excellent position to quickly fulfill any fleet manager’s need for any type of trailer — even in large quantities,” said Connor.

Ervin Equipment has been supplying all types of trailers for more than 30 years, including specialty units such as the bottom dump trailers.

Connor said what sets Ervin apart from other dealers is the devotion of its staff to figuring out customers’ needs, and then finding a trailer — or a fleet of trailers — that matches their applications, material requirements, locations and the typical traveled distances.

“We like to hear what customers want,” said Connor. “We’re experts at finding equipment with their ideal configurations, from deck style to weight and axle specifications, to maximize their productivity and investment. We’re pros at listening, then finding a solution to any puzzle.”

Ervin’s ability to buy and sell in large quantities boosts its purchasing power and enables the company to offer the best possible prices. This business model also offers fleet managers a huge selection when upgrading equipment. In addition, by staging basic models of trailers in multiple locations, Ervin is able to offer customers convenient, efficient access to equipment within a matter of days, whether they’re in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central or South America and beyond. Once Ervin finds a trailer, the company customizes it to meet the customer’s specifications and has it available within a matter of weeks, according to the manufacturer.

Ervin Equipment Inc. carries a large selection of used and new fleets of trailers, trucks, construction and oil and gas equipment, and offers consulting services to every customer. The company, which was founded in 1984, has its headquarters in Toledo, Ill., and satellite facilities throughout North America.

For more information, call 877/873-6863 or visit

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