Debbie Dale Dump Trucks January 30th, 2018 - 12:38:54
Finally put some thought into the kind of transmission you want your truck to have. Dump trucks that have manual transmissions have a wider range of gear options and are less expensive. Trucks with automatic transmission with flexible torque converters make up for their fewer gears and have their own advantages. They do not require shifting and eliminates the expense of maintaining and replacing clutches. However they are costlier. To make the right decision in buying a truck with manual or automatic transmission consider the skills level of the driver and the terrain where the vehicle will be usually driven on.
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.
Large capacity trucks come in various forms including transfer truck and pup and super dump trucks. They also come in different dumping styles including side dump and the more common end dump. Another type of dump truck is the semi trailer truck which is designed to maximize its payload capacity via a truck and trailer combination. It also offers the capacity for greater maneuverability in reverse. Articulated trucks have a hinge between the cab and the dump bed box which minimizes the stress on the truck frame. Steering is via rack and pinion which allows for easier handling on rough terrain. Some of the large capacity trucks are not even designed to run on normal roads. The mammoth off-road trucks can be bigger than a house and used for very large earth-moving jobs such as highway construction. The commercial dump truck is a vital piece of equipment to any construction company. The buildings that we work in and the houses where we live are just some of the structures that have been constructed through the help of these dependable commercial trucks.
Side Discharge Safety Standard rear dump trucks have a number of safety issues of concern if not operated correctly. The two most significant concerns when using these vehicles is accidental contact with live overhead electric lines when the bed is raised and the possibility of a vehicle tipping when dumping an unbalanced load. Both of these concerns have been addressed and both can be avoided with the use of side discharge models making them ideal for non-standard use or in situations with less than ideal working environments such as working on uneven ground. Because the bed can lift up only as far as its width rather than its length the center of gravity rarely changes to the point where the truck tipping over sideways is an issue. Additionally since the bed only lifts as high as its width there is little chance of accidental contact with power lines.