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When choosing a commercial dump vehicle for your business it is important to know that these trucks come in various designs depending on their particular application. You need to take into consideration if the design is suitable for your work requirements. They are categorized based on bed types and style of dumping as well as the number of axles the terrain for which it is better suited the design of the body frame and most importantly its capacity. In this article for those of you looking for dump trucks lets look at some of the different types of truck designs to determine which dump type is suitable for your business.
Semi Trailer End Dump Truck The semi end dump is a tractor-trailer combination where the trailer has the hydraulic hoist. It is advantageous because of its large capacity as well as its ability to rapidly unload. The disadvantage is that it can be unstable when the dumping location is uneven as well as be difficult to back up. Semi Trailer Bottom Dump Truck The semi trailer bottom truck is similar to the semi trailer end truck in basic design. The trailer differs by having a clam shell type dump gate in the belly of the trailer. This gives this truck the ability to lay down material in a linear row. In addition this version is maneuverable in reverse.
Truck and Pup This type of truck is very much similar to transfer one above in the sense that it also pulls a trailer. However unlike the transfer one the truck and pup possess its own hydraulic ram. It can also self unload all content on its back trailer. Super Dump Truck It is basically a standard unit with special addition of extra axles which allows it to carry more heavy loads. Semi Trailer end Dump Truck This type is like tractor and trailer rolled into one. It contains a hydraulic hoist and three axle tractor pulling a 2 axle semi-trailer. This type of unit is ideal for rapid unloading.
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.