Luann Cooley Dump Trucks January 22nd, 2018 - 11:27:03
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.
Consider your average weigh hauling requirements. This means that you need to come up with an estimate of the average payload capacity that the truck will be carrying and transporting. This step involves identifying your gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR): an important factor in determining the size of your payloads. This important factor also has a direct bearing on choice of number and load capacities of the axles of the truck which should always stay within legal weight limits. Choose the best engine. Buying a dump truck that has more horsepower than you really need can just lead you to waste money. This is because you will be spending more money on fuel. If you will not be pushing GVWR limits choosing a truck that has a smaller engine may be the smartest option. In addition if you are operating on mostly flat jobsites and roads you dont really need to invest in a truck that has extra horsepower.
A standard dump truck features a dump body that is mounted to the frame. It is a full truck chassis that has a hydraulic ram mounted toward the front between the cab and the body. The tailgate for standard dump trucks can either be configured to swing on hinges or with pneumatic rams that lift the gate open and raise it above the dump body. A standard model also has a short wheel base which makes it much more maneuverable than a higher capacity semi-trailer dump truck. There are many manufacturers that produce dump trucks. Some of the more popular manufacturers include Hino Motors Nissan Mitsubishi Fuso and Volvo. These manufacturers produce standard model trucks that are highly popular.
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.