Marva Holden Dump Trucks January 23rd, 2018 - 10:26:47
Sizing Dump trucks come in many different sizes and configurations for various applications. These trucks can be categorized by their capacity or the weight of load they can carry and by the number of axles. The smallest truck in production today is a 2 x 4 truck with a 10-ton capacity powered by a single axle while the longest truck is known as the centipede and has as many as 7 axles with a capacity of more than 50 tons. Dump Truck Types Small-sized trucks are designed to meet the required capacity limits for city driving as well as to maximize their maneuverability. In many countries a 10-wheeler truck with a maximum load of 30 tons is an acceptable capacity for driving on public roads. A commercial dump truck of this size is perfect for transporting loads onto construction sites within cities while keeping under the regulated load capacity.
Transfer Truck A transfer dump truck is basically a standard dump truck that pulls a separate trailer which can also be loaded. When the main dump box is empty the secondary trailer will roll onto the empty main dump box to dump its load thereby maximizing payload capacity without sacrificing maneuverability.Super Truck To solve the payload restriction in some states the super dump truck is equipped with a trailing axle. The trailing axle is retractable and is used only when the payload is over the maximum payload limit. The trailing axle is designed to carry the extra weight of the payload distributing the weight to a much wider ground area in order to meet the load limit.
Consider your average weigh hauling requirements. This means that you need to come up with an estimate of the average payload capacity that the truck will be carrying and transporting. This step involves identifying your gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR): an important factor in determining the size of your payloads. This important factor also has a direct bearing on choice of number and load capacities of the axles of the truck which should always stay within legal weight limits. Choose the best engine. Buying a dump truck that has more horsepower than you really need can just lead you to waste money. This is because you will be spending more money on fuel. If you will not be pushing GVWR limits choosing a truck that has a smaller engine may be the smartest option. In addition if you are operating on mostly flat jobsites and roads you dont really need to invest in a truck that has extra horsepower.
Second as you are determining your needs you will also need to check on local state and federal DOT regulations regarding commercial dump trucks. Governmental regulations and your business requirements will be a large determining factor in selecting the truck size for sure. Third know what your budget is for your dump truck purchases. This will probably narrow your selection down to certain types models and sizes to aid in your selection process. The first three secrets listed above may very well lead you to the next secret. Fourth is to make a decision as to whether you can afford to buy a new commercial truck. When buying any kind of vehicle purchasing it brand new is always the preferred choice since brand new vehicles are always in top condition and come with a warranty. The same is also true when purchasing commercial trucks; however brand new trucks may be out of reach for you. This leads us to the fifth buying secret.