We have dump trucks for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery.
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
So what is a Dump Truck?
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.
How does an articulated dump truck work?
An articulated hauler is an all-wheel drive, off-road dump truck. It has a hinge between the cab and the dump box, but is distinct from a semi-trailer truck in that the power unit is a permanent fixture, not a separable vehicle. 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.