Standard dump truck



A standard dump truck is a full truck chassis with a dump body mounted to the frame. The dump body is raised by a hydraulic ram mounted forward of the front bulkhead, between the truck cab (traction unit) and the dump body (semi-trailer). The tailgate can be configured to swing on hinges or it can be configured in the "High Lift Tailgate" format wherein pneumatic rams lift the gate open and up above the dump body.



















The short wheelbase of a standard dump truck makes it more maneuverable than the higher capacity semi-trailer dump trucks.
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Here are some points to consider before renting a dump truck.
  A standard dump truck has one front axle, and one or more rear axles which typically have dual wheels on each side. Common configurations for a standard dump truck include the six wheeler which has one rear axle, the ten wheeler with two rear axles, and the tri-axle with three rear axles. These are mainly found in inner cities and in the deep south.
Which Dump Truck Do I Need?

One of the first things to consider is fuel efficiency and load capacity; however, a decision should not be solely based on those factors as the engine, chassis, transmission and other essential specifications must be carefully considered as well.
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