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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.
Dump trucks are used for a variety of materials. They are primarily used for transporting loose materials like sand or dirt. Construction companies use them widely for hauling gravel and other substances needed on jobs. Typically these trucks are equipped with hydraulics that operates the rising and lowering of the bed. This allows for the substances being hauled to also be deposited on the ground behind the truck once the bed is lifted. Dump trucks began their ascent into the world in 1920 in Saint John New Brunswick. Robert T. Mawhinney in this year attached a dump box to a flat bed truck and crafted a lifting device from a winch which attached to a cable. The operator of the truck merely had to turn a crank to lower and raise the dump box. Todays dump trucks have come along way since those days and are widely used all around the world for various tasks.
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.
Also the tailgate of the truck is configured because of swings and hinges which is attached with the High Lift Tailgate. These trucks are available in the form of six wheeler and ten wheeler dump trucks version. The largest Dump truck is called the centipede which is having seven axles and is capable of hauling 32 tonnes gross weight and is quite popular in European and American countries.* Articulated Dump trucks The Articulated trucks are also known as Yuke in the construction world and are one of the most popular themes of utility. These trucks are having a hinge which is added between the cabs and dump box. The steering of these trucks is attached with the hydraulics ram and they are having all the benefits and advantages offering by the rack and pinion steering on the very front of axle. These vehicles are highly adaptable and are capable of driving in the rough terrains as the body of these trucks is quite stronger and strengthened.