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.
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.