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Another feature of these vehicles is the ability to dump while the unit is slowly moving to be able to spread out material over an area. Since operators do not even have to leave the cab to raise the bed work is completed more efficiently with many more loads being delivered in a shorter period of time. Before making a new truck purchase it would be worthwhile for buyers to consider whether or not a side discharge version of this truck would be more useful. With more options for safe dumping as well as the increased ease of use these vehicles can help streamline any construction process.
Standard Truck The standard dump truck design is a truck frame mounted with an open box bed that can be raised via a hydraulic pump located between the cab and the dump body; the tailgate on the end is typically hinged. The standard truck is single bodied with one front axle and one or more rear axles either powered or not powered. The short wheelbase of the standard truck makes the truck more maneuverable than other dump vehicle types with higher capacity. It is ideally suited for road driving with a good variable capacity.
Side Discharge Efficiency Besides the numerous safety features that come with the use of a side discharge dump truck companies that own them have experienced improved efficiency as well. Not only can these units haul just as much or sometimes more than their rear-discharging counterparts they are also easier to unload and can complete the job in tighter spaces. Because the bed can be lifted until it is completely upright something that is impossible with a standard rear dump truck because of the threat of tipping over bed contents are more completely discharged. This is especially convenient when hauling wet or sticky material as well as other loads that are hard to remove from the beds of standard dump trucks.
Typically the truck goes to a quarry or other supplier to be loaded with needed loose materials. The dump bed is open so sometimes a protective cover may be placed over the load to keep debris from falling out while the material is being transported. At the construction site the truck releases its load at a specific point by opening the gate and lifting the dump bed via a hydraulic lift depositing the material usually in a pile on the ground. Structure Commercial dump trucks are made similarly to other heavy duty trucks. The chassis is made of reinforced steel for durability. The power plant is a large diesel engine topped with a reinforced cockpit to house the driver. What distinguishes this truck and makes it the number one choice for construction companies is its hydraulically operated large capacity dump bed. Because the dump bed is hydraulically operated it makes unloading fast and easy without any additional worker required other than the driver and the spotter.