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Below is some educational information about dump truck tarps:
There are many types of dump trucks and they come in a many of configurations and are each specified to accomplish a specific task in the construction material supply chain. The standard dump truck most likely has a three rear (two powered) axles. A standard dump truck has a full truck chassis with a dump body mounted to the frame of the truck. 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 of the dump truck. Your typical standard dump truck has one front axle, and one or more rear axles which typically have dual wheels on each side. Most 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. There is a short wheelbase on most standard dump trucks that make it more maneuverable than the higher capacity semi-trailer dump trucks.
The articulated dump truck has a hinge between the cab and the dump box It 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 dump truck 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 dump trucks.
A transfer dump truck which is also known as a "Slam-Bang!" because of the noise made when transferring) is a standard dump truck which pulls a separate trailer which can also be loaded with aggregate (gravel, sand, asphalt, klinker, snow, wood chips, triple mix, etc.)
A truck and pup is very similar to a transfer dump. It consists of a standard dump truck pulling a dump trailer. The pup trailer, unlike the transfer, has its own hydraulic ram and is capable of self-unloading. The super dump truck is equipped with a Strong Arm trailing axle, a load-bearing axle rated as high as 13,000 pounds. Trailing 11 to 13 feet behind the rear tandem, the Strong Arm axle stretches the outer "bridge" measurement -- the distance between the first and last axles -- to the maximum overall length allowed. This increases the gross weight allowed under the federal bridge formula, which sets standards for truck size and weight. Depending on the vehicle length and axle configuration, Superdumps can be rated as high as 80,000 pounds GVW and carry 26 tons of payload or more. When the truck is empty or ready to offload, the Strong Arm toggles up off the road surface on two hydraulic arms to clear the rear of the vehicle. Strong Arm axles are built by Strong Industries Inc., of Houston, Texas. Truck owners call their Strong Arm-equipped trucks Superdumps because they far exceed the payload, productivity, and return on investment of a conventional dump truck.
A semi trailer end dump truck is basically a tractor-trailer combination where the trailer itself contains the hydraulic hoist. A typical semi end dump has a 3-axle tractor pulling a 2-axle semi-trailer. The key advantage of a semi end dump is rapid unloading.
The semi trailer bottom dump truck or "belly dump" has a 3-axle tractor pulling a 2-axle trailer with a clam shell type dump gate in the belly of the trailer. The key advantage of a semi bottom dump is its ability to lay material in a wind row (a linear heap). The semi bottom dump truck is maneuverable in reverse, unlike the double and triple trailer configurations described below. The double and triple trailer bottom dump truck Has a 2-axle tractor pulling one single-axle semi-trailer and an additional full trailer (or two full trailers in the case of triples). These dump trucks allow the driver to lay material in wind rows without ever leaving the cab or even stopping the truck. The side dump truck has a 3-axle tractor pulling a 2-axle semi-trailer. It has hydraulic rams which tilt the dump body onto its side, spilling the material to either the left or right side of the trailer. The main advantages of the side dump are that it allows rapid unloading and can carry more weight in western United States. In addition, it is almost immune to upset (tipping over) while dumping unlike the semi end dumps which are very prone to tipping over. An off-road dump truck looks more like the heavy construction equipment or engineering vehicles than they do highway dump trucks. They are used strictly off-road for mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs. The term ?Dump? Truck is not generally used by the mining industry, or by the manufacturers that build these machines. The more appropriate US term for this strictly off road vehicle is, ?Haul? truck. The classification bottom and side for example, describes how the loaded material is discharged once loaded.
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