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Excavators and Dump Trucks for Sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

If you are looking for reliable excavators and dump trucks  for sale, look no further than Fenton Plant Machinery.

Within our range of excavators and dump trucks for sale, we have some of the industries most reliable, robust and high performance machinery for you to choose from. Our stock of quality used excavators range from 1T up to 30T and are manufactured by some of the biggest names in the industry. Including the likes of caterpillar, JCB and Hitachi.

We have the most extensive range of JCB 714 dump trucks for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery. No company in the UK stocks as many JCB 714 dump trucks as we do. Sometimes known as ADT and articulated haulers, dump trucks are used predominantely on construction sites, quarries or in the mining industry. We are sure you will be totally satisfied with our range of dump trucks but if you can’t find what you are looking for just get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Excavators for Sale

The range and variety of excavators is vast. These versatile machines offer you high performance and power enabling you to get the job done with ease. Ranging from the micro or doorway digger to the mini excavator that makes light work on job sites around the world to the biggest and toughest larger tracked excavators found in quarrys, on demolition sites and playing an integral part in some of the worlds biggest infrastructure, construction and demolition projects.

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Excavators have a range of uses, and they are frequently sought after machines due to their versatility in a number of professions and projects, which is why they sell fast. Some of their uses include:

  • Digging of trenches, holes, foundations
  • Material handling
  • Brush cutting with hydraulic saw and mower attachments
  • Forestry work
  • Construction
  • Demolition with hydraulic claw, shear and breaker attachments
  • General grading/landscaping
  • Mining
  • River dredging
  • Driving piles, in conjunction with a pile driver
  • Drilling shafts for footings and rock blasting, by use of an auger or hydraulic drill attachment
  • Snow removal with snowplow and snow blower attachments

Often supplied complete with buckets as standard, these days there are many different attachments, such as breakers, grapples, or augers that turn your machine into one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available.

Dump Trucks for Sale

Not to be confused with a dumper, which a much smaller machine, a dump truck, known also as an articulated hauler or dumper truck or tipper truck in other countries, is used for taking big loads (such as sand, gravel, or demolition waste) for construction as well as coal. A typical dump truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic rams 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.  JCB 714 is widely regarded as the most popular model of dump truck and Fenton Plant Machinery have the biggest stock in the country.

An articulated hauler is an all-wheel drive, off-road dump truck. Steering is accomplished via hydraulic cylinders that pivot the entire tractor in relation to the trailer, rather than rack and pinion steering on the front axle as in a conventional dump truck. By this way of steering, the trailers wheels follow the same path as the front wheels. There are other forms of dump truck that are fixed, but the articulated dump truck is the most versatile.

Whatever excavator or dump truck you are in the market for, visit Fenton Plant Machinery, or give us a call.

If you require more information on our available Excavators  and Dump Trucks for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us fpm450@googlemail.com

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Fenton Plant Machinery Have Used Dumpers for Sale

Used dumpers are for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

We have used dumpers for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery. If you’re looking for a good quality site dumper, skip dumper, swivel skip or high tip dumper, then you are in the right place. We offer a variety of used dumpers featuring brands such as Thwaites, Terex and Barford ranging from 1T up to 9T. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more information about our used dumpers for sale.

What is the difference between a dumper and a dump truck?

A dumper is a vehicle designed for carrying bulk material, often on building sites. Dumpers are distinguished from dump trucks by configuration. A dumper is usually an open 4-wheeled vehicle with the load skip in front of the driver, while a dump truck has its cab in front of the load. The skip can tip to dump the load, this is where the name “dumper” comes from. They are normally diesel powered and a towing eye is fitted for secondary use as a site tractor. Dumpers with rubber tracks are used in special circumstances and provide a more even distribution of weight compared to tires.


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How Dumpers Work

Modern dumpers have payloads of up to 10 tonnes and usually steer by articulating at the middle of the chassis (pivot steering). They have multi-cylinder diesel engines, some are turbocharged. They usually have electric start and hydraulics for tipping and steering, and are usually four-wheel drive.

An A-frame known as a ROPS (Roll-Over Protection) frame, may be fitted over the seat to protect the driver if the dumper rolls over. Some dumpers have FOPS (Falling Object Protection) as well. Lifting skips are available for discharging above ground level. In the 1990s dumpers with swivel skips, which could be rotated to tip sideways, became popular, especially for working in narrow sites such as road works.

If you require more information on our used dumpers for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us fpm450@googlemail.com