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Dumpers for Sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

Fenton Plant Machinery offer a wide range of dumpers for sale… get in touch to find the machine you are looking for

Fenton Plant Machinery have dumpers for sale. 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 dumpers for sale.

Not only that, we offer finance options that can help in these difficult times. We have an in-house finance team that are on hand to prepare finance for you at very competitive rates. So if you’re a customer in the UK and you are wanting to finance your newly purchased dumper, give us shout and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Sometimes dumpers are confused with dump trucks.. so what’s the difference!

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 tyres.


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What are the main features of dumpers?

Modern site 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 dumpers for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us

Used Road Rollers Available for Sale

Used Road Rollers Available for Sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

Used road rollers are for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

We have used road rollers available for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery. A road roller (sometimes just called a roller) is a compactor-type macchine used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations. Similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture. Road rollers use the weight of the vehicle to compress the surface being rolled. Rollers are used predominantly for road resurfacing, groundworks etc.

Depending upon the project requirement and material to be compacted, different types of rollers are used for compaction work. The various types of rollers which are used for compaction are:

  1. Single Drum Rollers
  2. Twin Drum Rollers
  3. Pneumatic tyred Rollers
  4. Smooth wheeled Rollers
  5. Vibratory Rollers

The most popular road rollers that are used in the road and construction industries are the smooth drum rollers.

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Drum Rollers

This type of roller consists of a large steel drum in front and one or two wheels or drum on the rear end. Depending upon the number of wheels on the rear, it can be of following two types:

Tandem rollers (having one wheel at rear and one wheel in front)

Three wheeled rollers (having two wheel at rear and one in front)

The key specification points of smooth wheeled rollers are:

  • The weight of tandem roller varies from 2 to 8 tonnes and that of three wheeled roller varies from 8 to 10 tonnes.
  • The ground coverage provided by smooth wheeled roller is 100%.
  • The weight of the roller can be increased by filling the inside space of the drum with water or wet sand. This is called ballasting.
  • The ground pressure exerted by tandem rollers is about 10 to 17 kg/cm2.
  • Performance of smooth wheel roller depend upon it load per cm width and diameter of the roll.
  • The speed and number of passes of a smooth wheeled roller depends on the type of soil to be compacted and project requirements. The optimum working speed has found to be 3 to 6 km/h and about 8 passes are adequate for compacting 20 cm layer.

Smooth wheel rollers are most suitable for consolidating stone soling, gravel, sand, hard core, ballast and surface dressings. They are not so suitable for consolidating embankments and soft sub-grades, but are better suited than any other plant for compacting silty and sandy soils and with fewer passes. When the moisture content is a little more than optimum it will compact more easily.

If you require more information on our used road rollers for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us

Used Dump Trucks for Sale

Used Dump Trucks for Sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

We have used dump trucks for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery.

We have the most extensive range of used 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

So what are Dump Trucks used for?

A dump truck, known also as a dumper truck or tipper truck, is used for taking loads such as sand, gravel, or demolition waste for construction as well as coal and other materials. 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.


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What’s the right dump truck for the job?

So, what’s the right dump truck for the job? Fenton Plant machinery have a wide range of dump trucks available. If you’re trying to make the right investment in the right dump truck, there are some important things you should know about what distinguishes different types of trucks. While a standard dump truck is suitable for a variety of applications, you certainly aren’t limited to this one option. Here are eight major types of dump trucks and their differences to help you find the perfect fit for the job. Get in touch to find out what is the right dump truck for you.


A tried-and-true option, a standard dump truck has a mounted, moving bed and a front steering axle and a rear steering axle. Some standard dump trucks have two rear steering axles, which allows them to support more weight in their beds.


A transfer dump truck is essentially a standard dump truck with a separate trailer attached and a movable, detachable bed. This is a popular type of dump truck in construction, as it’s ideal for carrying asphalt, gravel, and wood chips in addition to carrying dirt.


Ideal for materials that need to be placed in vertical heaps, semi trailer bottom dump trucks are three-axle vehicles with two axle dump trailers attached to them. Many semi trailer bottom dump trucks have dump trailers that are shaped somewhat like clam shells, which makes manipulating and stacking heaps easier.


These types of dump trucks have single-axle, semi-trailer dumpers attached to the main vehicle. They’re great for hauling groups of materials that need to stay together, but they are quite the challenge to maneuver in tight spots. And their overall payload is often lower than other dump truck options.


With a load-bearing axle that’s rated as high as 13,000 lbs., a superdump truck is a great choice for heavy duty jobs. This kind of dump truck has a trailing axle in addition to its movable, load-bearing axle. To allow for increased gross weight, a superdump truck’s trailing axle is attached around 11 feet in back of its rear tandem.


A side dump truck, also sometimes called an “SDT,” has hydraulic rams that allow it to shift and tilt its dump bed on its side, pouring the material it carries to the ground from either the left of the right. It also has a three-axle vehicle body with a two-axle semi trailer attached. Side dump trucks are a perfect fit for quick unloading and re-loading.


This is a type of dump truck, although many people may not consider it to be one. It’s a plow truck designed similarly to a dump truck, and it allows drivers to pile salt and other snow-combating minerals and then slowly deposit those materials as it drives. It usually has a front plow to help it kill two birds with one stone and plow snow.


Primarily used in quarries and mines, haul trucks have enormous payload capacities, up to 450 tons. Haul trucks usually have diesel-electric powertrains to give them the strength to haul the biggest of loads, but some of them have diesel engines paired with mechanical powertrains. Conventional steering and rigid frames are also key characteristics of haul trucks.

If you require more information on our available Dump Trucks for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us