Gondola Scrap Trailers

Side Wall Height4' Wall5' Wall6' Wall7' Wall8' Wall
40' Trailer Length - Closed Tandem Spring Ride:
Cubic Yards Capacity45N/AN/AN/A90
Tare Weight in Pounds15,460N/AN/A19,140
44' Trailer Length - Closed Tandem Spring Ride:
Cubic Yards Capacity536678104
Tare Weight in Pounds15,50016,25016,70018,800
48' Trailer Length - Closed Tandem Spring Ride:
Cubic Yards Capacity577185113
Tare Weight in Pounds16,40017,30018,10020,000
53' Trailer Length:
Cubic Yards Capacity110125
Tare Weight in Pounds:
Closed Tandem Spring Ride20,50021,400
Axle Forward20,800
Triple Axle Air Ride24,200
Trailer Height:
All Lengths8'8"9'8"10'8"11'8"12'8"

Wall Material: 1/8" HARDOX or AR450 equivalent steel

Floor Material: 4mm HARDOX 500 Turf

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating68,000 lbs.
Brake Size16.5" x 7"
Bumper Height22"
Cross MembersS5 10 I-beam on 18" centers
Wall Posts3" x 3" formed "C" Grd 80 on 36" centers
Bottom Wall Rail Structural Tube3" x 6" x 1/4"
Top Wall Rail Structural Tube

3" x 3" 7 ga.

KingpinHeight 49", Setting: 24" std., 36" available

Landing leg clearance of 98" with 24" kingpin setting


  • 22.5K tandem axles with 1 axle ABS brake
  • 3 Leaf heavy duty suspension, closed tandem
  • Sealed wiring system-designed for Demco by Trucklite
  • Color coded brake lines
  • 2-speed landing gear
  • Phosphate washed for superior paint adhesion
  • All exterior mating surfaces are caulked prior to paint
  • Diamond Vogel polyurethane primer and paint
  • D.O.T. approved conspicuity tape and rubber mounted lights
  • Manifest holder
  • Anti-sail mud flaps


  • ABS installed on second axle
  • LED light kit (I.L.O. standard light)
  • Chain load binder
  • Suspensions: Spring ride - 10'1" spread; Air ride - closed tandem; Air ride - 10'1" spread; Manual dump valve - air ride; scale - air ride
  • Toolbox
  • Spare tire carrier
  • Tarp Ready Kit - with no hardware, components or tarp
  • Roll Rite front to rear tarp with all hardware and components
  • Aluminum rims


24.5 LRG Lo Pro Import Radial Tires*

11R 22.5 LRG Import Radial Tires or Domestic Radial Tires

11R 24.5 LRG Import Radial Tires or Domestic Radial Tires

11R 22.5 LRG GoodYear G316 Tires

11R 24.5 LRG GoodYear G316 Tires

11R 22.5 LRH Import Radial Tires (Required for 80,000 lb. GVW)

11R 24.5 LRH Import Radial Tires (Required for 80,000 lb. GVW)

11R 22.5 LRH GoodYear G661 Tires (Required for 80,000 lb. GVW)

11R 24.5 LRH GoodYear G661 Tires (Required for 80,000 lb. GVW)

Lightweight Alternative to Hauling Scrap

For the toughest jobs, a gondola scrap trailer from Demco gives you strength, flexibility and reliability unmatched by our competitors. Crafted from tough, HARDOX or AR450 equivalent steel, our gondola scrap trailers are available in 4', 5', 6', 7' and 8' heights to match the needs of each and every job, no matter how unique. Made from 4 mm HARDOX 500 Tuf floors and 1/8" HARDOX or AR450 equivalent steel walls, our trailers can take whatever the job demands and then some, and their reliability means they can be put into continuous use without fear of breakdown or replacement.

Featuring 22.5k tandem axles with one axle ABS brake, as well as 3-leaf, heavy duty suspension, a Demco scrap trailer is in full compliance with all laws and DOT regulations, even featuring conspicuity tape and rubber mounted lights. Furthermore, our gondola scrap trailers come with a sealed wiring system, color coded break lines, two-speed landing gear, and a beautiful Diamond Vogel polyurethane primer and paint exterior, all phosphate washed and caulked prior to paint, so each trailer will work and look great for years.

If our standard scrap trailer leaves you wanting more, Demco still has you covered. Options include ABS brakes on the second axle, I.L.O. standard lights, a load binder or Vented Tail Gate, as well as spring and air ride configurations. Additionally, those who want additional customization can add a toolbox, spare tire carrier and aluminum rims to get even more out of their trailer.

From local use to general utility, medium range and even extended highway needs, a Demco scrap trailer gives you the dependability and flexibility to take on any job. Because of the irregular size of various scrap metals, a gondola trailer lets you reduce the number of trips, which can help make a job more profitable with less resources and time. While most use these trailers for the transport of scrap metal for recycling or disposal, they're also great for transporting materials during construction jobs and even moving the odd boulder or two. With a Demco gondola scrap trailer, there's no limit to the amount of stuff you can transport, and our rigid construction and long-lasting paint and trim means many years of faithful service.

Here at Demco, we've put customers first since we started back in 1950. And with 70 years experience building the tools that help our customers do their best, it's why our motto is, "Doing our best to provide you the best." We know our customers demand a lot, but once they see the durability and flexibility of a Demco scrap trailer, the next question usually is, "How can I buy one?" We'd love to show you. Contact us to find out more.

Find a Dealer