Jaime Hayes Dump Trucks January 25th, 2018 - 10:02:39
For most industries especially the construction industry having a truck capable of carrying large loads of loose material to dump at a construction site means increased productivity and sales. While some large companies can afford to purchase a brand new commercial truck straight out most businesses cannot mainly because of its expensive price tag. The average price for a standard truck capable of dumping these days ranges from $50000 to $300000. In this article let me share some insider dump truck buying secrets on finding an affordable dumping truck in serviceable condition. First determine your business needs. Dumping trucks come in numerous types and sizes and you really cannot properly shop unless you have established exactly what you need. In other words do the necessary homework.
A standard dump truck features a dump body that is mounted to the frame. It is a full truck chassis that has a hydraulic ram mounted toward the front between the cab and the body. The tailgate for standard dump trucks can either be configured to swing on hinges or with pneumatic rams that lift the gate open and raise it above the dump body. A standard model also has a short wheel base which makes it much more maneuverable than a higher capacity semi-trailer dump truck. There are many manufacturers that produce dump trucks. Some of the more popular manufacturers include Hino Motors Nissan Mitsubishi Fuso and Volvo. These manufacturers produce standard model trucks that are highly popular.
Articulated Dump Truck You can identify an articulated unit through the hinge that is found between the cab and the dump box. It is commonly likened to a semi trailer however unlike the trailer the cab in the articulated truck is a permanent fixture and not a separate vehicle. It also makes use of a hydraulic ram which enables easy steering. Articulated units are perfect for rough terrains as well as for log distance driving. Transfer Dump Trucks This is the unit that is referred to as slam bang due to the loud noise it makes while delivering all sorts of materials. It pulls a separate trailer which is powered by an electric motor. The main advantage of using this type of trailer is the fact that it has the capacity to maximize payload and still maintain the highest degree of maneuverability.
The disadvantage is that it is limited as to the type of spreading activity that it can perform. Semi Trailer Side Dump Truck This truck is also a tractor-trailer design with the trailer equipped to allow the dump body to tilt onto its side and spill the material being carried to either the right or left side. It is much more immune to tipping over when dumping unlike the semi end dump which is very prone to tipping over. The side dump can tip over if the dumping is stopped prematurely. Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) Standard trucks and trailer trucks with their rigid frames joining the cab and the dump body into basically one unit are great for most paved road driving applications.