Tag: dump trucks

A dump truck (or, UK, dumper/tipper truck) is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. A typical dump truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic pistons to lift the front, allowing the material in the bed to be deposited (“dumped”) on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

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.

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

I’m trying to figure out which pairs of tennis shoes I own that can be worn with business casual attire without looking slovenly or unfashionable. I started with the most comfortable pair, Nike Air Max Trainers. The problem is, they’re primarily white, and white tennis shoes (in my opinion) don’t really go well with anything

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Choosing an Articulated Vs. Rigid Dump Truck

Choosing an Articulated Vs. Rigid Dump Truck

There are two types of wheeled off-road dump trucks: rigid and articulated. The technology incorporated into each is very similar. They both followed recent tech trends by adding operator enhancements and they all meet EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, notes Kresten Binder, executive vice president for Hydrema

Safety First

When it comes to their fleet, refuse companies generally look at safety from two broad perspectives—operational safety and driver safety—states Charles Cook, marketing manager for vocational products, Peterbilt. Operational safety concerns the security of coworkers and the general public, while the truck is on collection routes or transfer station runs

Primed for Profit: Construction Financing

Primed for Profit: Construction Financing

Most officials interviewed for this article says a contractor’s credit track record and current work backlog are more important factors in getting a loan than is the expectation of new work coming in. We asked Misheloff if he would finance equipment for which a customer expected to get work.

Reader Profile: Kelly Thompson

Reader Profile: Kelly Thompson

The economic downturn underscored the construction industry’s “feast or famine” component for many, but when the majority of a business is comprised of family members, the effort to succeed becomes truly personal. “It’s important to show clients we are serious about what we do,” says Kelly Thompson, second-generation CEO of

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