Lauri Baldwin Dump Trucks January 31st, 2018 - 12:07:19
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.
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.
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.
Be very very keen. As much as possible do a background check before closing a deal. Know all important information about the seller and the used dump truck for sale. Make sure that you are dealing with a real person and that the dump truck was not stolen and is legal; if possible ask for IDs and legal documents. Use your gut feel. If you feel uncomfortable about the deal dont go for it. Base your judgments on the used dump truck itself and not on the dealers kindness and attitude. Take your time. Dont push yourself on buying the used dump truck on that same day. If you are hesitant ask for someone elses opinion; a friend who knows a lot about trucks or a family member.