DUMP TRUCKS: Used Dump Trucks For Sale

03 Jan.,2023


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Used dump trucks for sale are available and could meet different needs of clients. The models are clean and have low mileage so they are in good condition.

Types of Dump Trucks

There are different types of dump trucks operated by hydraulics. These also come in different varieties and configurations now as they are used for specific tasks in the construction materials supply industry. Here are some of the types of used dump trucks for sale:

Standard Dump Trucks

Standard dump trucks are those with a dump body mounted to its frame. Its bed is raised by a hydraulic ram vertically as it is mounted under the front of the body or using a horizontal hydraulic ram and lever arrangement between the frame trails.

Most of the standard dump trucks in the United States have a front-steering axle and two rear axles. The tandem rear axles are often powered while the single rears may or may not be powered. The unpowered axles are sometimes used to support extra weight. They can also be raised off the ground to minimize wear if the truck is empty or lightly loaded.

Semi-Trailer End Dump Truck

Another type of used dump trucks available is the semi end dump which is a tractor-trailer combination. The trailer contains the hydraulic hoist. In the United States, this often comes as a 3-xle tractor that pulls a 2-axle trailer with dual tires. This is useful for a large payload but it can be very unstable when raised in dumping position so it has very limited use if the dumping location is not even.

Transfer Dump Truck

This is a standard dump truck that pulls a separate trailer with movable cargo container. It is used for loading construction aggregate, sand, asphalt, gravel, snow, klinkers, wood chips, triple mix, and many others.

There is a second aggregate container which is powered by an electric motor, pneumatic motor, or hydraulic line. While a third configuration has a triple transfer train consisting of a B and C box and is often used on Nevada and Utah Highways.

Truck and Pup

The truck and pup is similar to a transfer dump but it consists of a standard dump truck pulling a dump trailer. It has its own hydraulic ram and can self-unload.

Superdump Truck

This is a straight dump that has a trailing axle, and a liftable, load-bearing axle that can carry as much as 13,000 pounds. It can go as long as 11 to 13 feet behind the rear tandem. The trailing axle stretches the outer measurement to maximum overall length. These features allow the truck to carry a heavier gross weight allowed by the federal bridge formula.