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3 Types of Dump Trucks Used in Construction March 3, 2020

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3 Types of Dump Trucks Used in Construction, Victor, New York

Dump trucks are crucial to the organization, efficiency, and safety of any construction site. They can hold large amounts of debris, transport it to another location, and unload it quickly and easily with the use of hydraulic lifts. Here’s what you should know about these trucks.

A Guide to Commonly Used Dump Trucks in Construction

1. Standard Dump Trucks

constructionThese vehicles are the industry standard and what most people think of when they hear the term dump truck. They’re comprised of a truck chassis and a dump body, with a vertical hydraulic ram mounted between the cab and the body to lift the bed. They come in six- or ten-wheel models.

Standard dump trucks are adept at moving around construction sites, but they’re better suited to harder or more compact surfaces. Soft ground can be difficult for them to navigate.

2. Side Dump Trucks

Side dump trucks work on the same general principle as standard ones, except when the hydraulic arm lifts, it empties the contents of the dump body off to the side instead of the back. This positioning helps them distribute weight more evenly than other models, reducing the risk of tip-overs. Side dump trucks also unload content much faster, but they need more room to maneuver.

3. Transfer Dump Trucks

A transfer dump truck has a separate, movable cargo container hitched onto the main truck body. This allows the vehicle to carry larger loads than other varieties, and the separate pieces make it easy to maneuver around job sites or into narrow spaces. The second dump body is powered by electric or pneumatic motors or hydraulic lines, and it moves on small wheels from the frame into the main dump body.


When you need construction or excavating services in the Ontario County, NY, area, contact Victor Enterprises. For more than ten years, they’ve been a trusted trucking and heavy hauling provider. Their construction equipment includes dump trucks, backhoes, and bulldozers, and they’ll ensure your job site is accessible, clear, and safe. Call (585) 742-2232 for additional information or visit their website to request a quote.

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