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.
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.