Articulated Dump Trucks
Articulated trucks are used to transport material around a construction site. The truck uses a hydraulic lift to release and dump material from the rear end of the truck. Durable and light, articulated trucks allow for the hauling of larger, heavier material over rugged terrain, steep inclines and slick surface conditions due to their all-wheel drive, and pivot-steer frame design.
The articulated truck consists of two basic elements: a front section and rear section (containing the hauler) whose frames connect at a pivoting joint. The joint permits the articulated truck a wide range of motion. To steer the truck, the front section is pivoted left or right.
Articulated trucks vary in size from smaller trucks capable of holding up to 30 tons and larger trucks that hold 40 tons or more. The average articulated truck has a loading height between 11 and 13 feet with a turning radius around 26 feet and a maximum speed up to 35 mph.