tipper or production trucks are those that are used for transporting loose material such as sand, dirt, and gravel for construction. The typical tipper truck is equipped with a hydraulically operated open box bed hinged at the rear, with the front being able to be lifted up to allow the contents to fall out on the ground at the site of delivery. dumpers come in many different configurations with each one specified to accomplish a specific task in the construction chain.
CSC Standard dump truck
The standard dumper trucks is a full truck chassis with the dump body mounted onto the frame. The dump body is raised by a hydraulic ram lift that is mounted forward of the front bulkhead, normally between the truck cab and the dump body. The standard dumper truck also has one front axle, and one or more rear axles which normally has dual wheels on each side. The common configurations for standard tipper include the six wheeler and ten wheeler.
CSC Transfer dump trucks
For the amount of noise made when transferring, the transfer dump truck is easy to recognize. It's a standard dump truck that pulls a separate trailer which can be loaded with sand, asphalt, gravel, dirt, etc. The B box or aggregate container on the trailer is powered by an electric motor and rides on wheels and rolls off of the trailer and into the main dump box. The biggest advantage with this configuration is to maximize payload capacity without having to sacrifice the maneuverability of the short and nimble dump truck standards.
CSC Semi trailer end dump truck
The semi end tipper is a tractor trailer combination where the trailer itself contains the hydraulic hoist. The average semi end tipper has a 3 axle tractor that pulls a 2 axle semi-trailer. The advantage to having a semi end dump truck is rapid unloading.
CSC Semi trailer bottom dump truck
A bottom tipper is a 3 axle tractor that pulls a 2 axle trailer with a clam shell type dump gate in the belly of the trailer. The biggest advantage of a semi bottom dump truck is the ability to lay material in a wind row. This type of truck is also maneuverable in reverse as well, unlike the double and triple trailer configurations.
CSC Double and triple trailer
The double and triple bottom tipper consist of a 2 axle tractor pulling a semi axle semi trailer and an additional trailer. These types of tipper allow the driver to lay material in wind rows without having to leave the cab or stop the truck. The biggest disadvantage is the difficulty in going in reverse.
CSC Side dump trucks
Side dumper trucks consist of a 3 axle trailer pulling a 2 axle semi-trailer. It offers hydraulic rams that tilt the dump body onto the side, which spills the material to the left or right side of the trailer. The biggest advantages with these types of tippers are that they allow rapid unloading and carry more weight than other dump trucks. In addition to this, side tippers are almost impossible to tip over while dumping, unlike the semi end tippers which are very prone to being upset or tipped over. The length of these trucks impede maneuverability and limit versatility.
CSC Off road dump trucks
Off road trucks resemble heavy construction equipment more than they do highway tippers. They are used strictly for off road mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs, such as excavation work. They are very big in size, and perfect for those time when you need to dig out roads and need something to haul the massive amounts of dirt to another location.