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Dump Truck

1. Makes and Models

Equipment ClassMakeModel#
Truck 1 Ton Dump With GPSFORD F350 XL SPRDUTY13
Truck 1 Ton Dump With GPSFORDF4501
Truck 1 Ton Dump With GPSDODGE RAM55002
Truck 1.5 Ton Dump With GPSFORDF450 XL SUPER DUTY3
Truck 1.5 Ton Dump With GPSFORDF5507
Truck 1.5 Ton Dump With GPSDODGE RAM550016
Truck 1.5 Ton Dump With GPSDODGE RAM550 HEAVY DUTY6
Truck 8-10 YD Tandem DumpGMCC85007
Truck 8-10 YD Tandem DumpINTERNATIONAL7500 SFA 6X43
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpINTERNATIONAL7600 SBA 6X468
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpKENWORTHT4701
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpFREIGHTLINERM2-112V25
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpFREIGHTLINER114SD77
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpFREIGHTLINERFLD-112SD2
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpFREIGHTLINERFLD-125D1
Truck 10-12 YD Tandem DumpMACKCV - 71313
Truck 10 - 12 YD Tandem Dump For Tow PlowFREIGHTLINER114SD10
Truck 10 - 12 YD Tandem Dump With AVLINTERNATIONAL7600 SBA-6X41
Truck 10 - 12 YD Tandem Dump With AVLFREIGHTLINER114SD106
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle Diesel With AVLINTERNATIONAL7400 SFA 4X2142
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle DieselGMCC750064
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle DieselFREIGHTLINERMM106042S43
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle DieselINTERNATIONAL7400 SFA 4X2281
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle Diesel With GPSINTERNATIONAL7400SFA 4X294
Truck 4 YD & Above Dump Single Axle Diesel With GPSFREIGHTLINERMM106042S1

2. What Are They

A dump truck is a large-engine truck with a deep, open bed in the back that can be filled with transport items. Dump trucks are heavily utilized in the construction industry and can haul anything from sand and dirt to gravel. There exist four significant types of dump Trucks:

  • Standard Dump Truck: this vehicle has a body that is mounted to the frame. The bed can move vertically or horizontally, providing the ease of dumping large hauls without directional challenges.
  • Side Dump Truck: used when you need to unload materials quickly, these trucks are ideal. They can dump on either side, making them perfect for open construction areas. They are also one of the safest options available, as they can be emptied without the risk of tipping over.
  • Off-Road Dump Truck: these trucks are used mainly in mining situations that require large hauls over rocky terrain. Also called articulated trucks, they are best suited for hauling large amounts of materials over long and unstable surfaces. They can carry up to 60 tons.
  • Haul Truck: the haul truck is one of the largest available, built to hold large quantities of material, this construction vehicle is typically used in conjunction with larger projects, such as mining, that span large distances. Some models can carry up to 100 tons of materials.

The regular dump truck is the most common one used in the construction industry. The dump chassis is lifted by a hydraulic ram mounted between the cab and the truck body. It has one front axle and one or more rear axles. The common configurations for standard dump trucks include the six-wheeler and ten-wheeler.

For trucks, KYTC has three available sizes:

  • Baby Dump: 1.5 ton which can be fitted with a plow
  • Single Axle dump: less material capacity and used for snow and ice plow on more narrow roadways (almost 60% of the tandem axle’s capacity).
  • Tandem Axle: For larger plow.

3. Common Uses

They are used for transporting loose material such as sand, dirt, and gravel for construction.

4. Types of Jobs

All construction sites

      • Excavation
      • Trenching
      • Bridge
      • Road

Utility installation and relocation

5. Safety

  • Maintaining control at all times
  • Avoiding obstacles
  • Avoiding conditions that might cause the equipment to tip over
  • Working up or down hills versus along the slope
  • A daily or walk-around inspection should be done before starting the equipment to begin work.
  • Check for worn, broken, damaged, and missing components.
  • Check all fluid levels and top off any low fluids.
  • Always set the parking brake when leaving the equipment unattended.
  • Operate the equipment with caution when on uneven terrain.
  • Always check the blind spots of the equipment.
  • Always wear proper PPE while operating the equipment.
  • Keep up with the preventative maintenance and upkeep of a truck.

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