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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.
Transfer Truck A transfer dump truck is basically a standard dump truck that pulls a separate trailer which can also be loaded. When the main dump box is empty the secondary trailer will roll onto the empty main dump box to dump its load thereby maximizing payload capacity without sacrificing maneuverability.Super Truck To solve the payload restriction in some states the super dump truck is equipped with a trailing axle. The trailing axle is retractable and is used only when the payload is over the maximum payload limit. The trailing axle is designed to carry the extra weight of the payload distributing the weight to a much wider ground area in order to meet the load limit.
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.
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.