Tag: articulated truck

An articulated vehicle is a vehicle which has a permanent or semi-permanent pivoting joint in its construction, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply. There are many kinds of articulated vehicles, from heavy equipment to buses, trams and trains. Steam locomotives were sometimes articulated in that the driving wheels could pivot around turns.

Carrying the Load

Carrying the Load

From compact wheel dumpers to heavy-duty dump trucks, grading and excavation contractors have choices to move earth in vehicles that feature more efficiencies and innovations than ever before. Bell Trucks America’s B60E is powered by the OM473 577 horsepower Mercedes engine, with a rated payload of 121,254 pounds and a load capacity of 45.8 cubic yards.

Building With the Basics

Building With the Basics

To begin with, the sub-base should be some type of compactable material that would produce at least a 95% Proctor compaction test, points out Brian Whitaker, P.E., technical manager of geosynthetics for Fiberweb. The Proctor compaction test is a method of determining the optimal moisture content at which a soil

The Good Life

The Good Life

Like the sage investment advice, “buy low, sell high,” articulated dump trucks, or ADTs, have a greater return on investment when a low total cost of ownership is paired with high use. While an ADT’s longevity is affected by a wide variety of variables, you can control many of your

Shouldering the Load

Shouldering the Load

Today’s trend on the construction site is for contractors to have the ability to meet their goals of higher production per man hour-essentially, the ability for one operator to move more dirt in a workday. The partner in that endeavor is the dump truck, be it a rigid frame or

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Whether or not the flap of a pair of butterfly wings inevitably caused recent weather events will never be known, but what is known is that countless human lives were changed forever in October 2012 by a late season hurricane named Sandy-and by the painful aftermath. As power is restored,

The Right Truck for the Right Site

The Right Truck for the Right Site

Many of the best construction sites for housing and industry in this country have been used up. More than ever, new construction is forced into sites with wet conditions and steeper grades. Those are the sites where excavators and articulated dump trucks shine. They are the best earthmoving tools for

Understanding Costs

In order to make the wise decisions necessary to streamline operations and improve their bottom line, managers must first be able to quantify costs. Yet we often find, through our work of conducting operational reviews of landfills, that many of them are expected to manage without vital cost data—which of

Selecting the Right Dump Truck

Needless to say, there are today many different types of dump trucks. There are “standard” or “rigid frame” dump trucks. There are “articulated” dump trucks. There are “transfer” dump trucks. There are “truck and pups,” “superdump” trucks, and, well, the list is practically as endless as the jobs they do.

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