About One Ton Dump Trucks
Dump trucks are used at constructions sites to transport materials such as sand or gravel, besides carrying out waste materials. These vehicles generally have a rear-mounted truck bed that has an open gate at one end and a hydraulic lifter at the other. They work on a simple mechanism. Dump trucks are first loaded by the suppliers, using the front end loaders or the overhead hoppers. Once the trucks are filled to capacity, a protective covering is used to keep the material from falling off. To unload the truck, the back gate of the truck is released and the hydraulic lift raises the base to release the material. Dump trucks vary in sizes and can be as small as standard passenger trucks or as big as 18-wheel trucks. A 1-ton heavy duty 4WD dump truck is powered by a V8- 8100 Vortec SFI Gas engine. It has a 4- speed automatic transmission gearbox. The hydraulics in the trucks is electronically controlled. The heavy-duty shock absorbers are located at the front and rear. Power steering and power brakes add to the efficiency of the dump truck. To add stability to the vehicle while taking sharp turns at top speeds, stabilizers shafts are positioned at the front and rear. The fuel tank has to be filled to the minimum capacity of 34 gallons. The powerful air-conditioning as well as the heater and defroster help in controlling temperatures inside the truck. Dump trucks come in many different models including standard, articulated, transfer, super dump, semi trailer end trucks, semi trailer bottom trucks, side dump trucks, snow plow trucks, and off-road dump trucks.