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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.
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.
Side Discharge Efficiency Besides the numerous safety features that come with the use of a side discharge dump truck companies that own them have experienced improved efficiency as well. Not only can these units haul just as much or sometimes more than their rear-discharging counterparts they are also easier to unload and can complete the job in tighter spaces. Because the bed can be lifted until it is completely upright something that is impossible with a standard rear dump truck because of the threat of tipping over bed contents are more completely discharged. This is especially convenient when hauling wet or sticky material as well as other loads that are hard to remove from the beds of standard dump trucks.
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.