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An articulated dump truck has a hinge between the cab and the dump box, but is distinct from semi trailer trucks in that the cab is a permanent fixture, not a separable vehicle. Steering is accomplished via hydraulic rams that pivot the entire cab, rather than rack and pinion steering on the front axle. This vehicle is highly adaptable to rough terrain. In line with its use in rough terrain longer distances and overly flat surfaces tend to cause driveline troubles, and failures. Articulated trucks are often referred to as the modern scraper, in the sense that they carry a much higher maintenance burden than most trucks. See the first mass produced articulated dump truck (articulated hauler): www.volvo.com/constructionequipment/global/en-gb/AboutUs/history/products/articulated+haulers/introduction.htm
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