Here in the middle of summer, with plenty of trash being generated and months of construction still expected, there’s a lot of interest in dump trucks for sale in PA. Dump trucks are an excellent investment for municipal governments as well as a variety of contractors, specifically because of their versatility. They can haul far more than just garbage, making them a great multipurpose solution, particularly for local runs or construction jobs.
However, there are several types of dump trucks for sale in PA, including construction dumpers, tri-axles, and tandem dump trucks. Let’s take a quick look at their advantages and what situations they’re best suited for.
Construction dump trucks, which include types such as the transfer dumper or off-road dump truck, are specifically designed to haul substantial amounts of material on and off of construction sites. They tend to be quite bulky, and in some situations, may not even be allowed to run fully-loaded on paved highways due to weight issues. They’re excellent for such specialty work, but can lack versatility in their applications.
Tandem dump trucks are so-named because they feature two powered rear axles situated near each other that run in tandem, giving them superior power for moving in and out of rough locations. Like construction dumpers, they sometimes can run into weight issues – particularly when fully loaded – due to only having three axles total. However, much of the time they are road-certified, particularly when moving lighter materials, and they are among the cheaper options in dump trucks.
Tri-axle dumpers are among the most versatile options, because they include a fourth “optional” axle which can be lowered to decrease per-axle weight distribution. Or it can be raised when not needed, which reduces wear on its tires. This up-or-down axle system and associated machinery adds somewhat to the price, but many tri-axle dump trucks pay for themselves with their ability to drive long distances legally.
Whether you’re looking at new or used vehicles, Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth has an extensive range of dump trucks available at both of their convenient locations. We’re a top choice among fleet operators across the area due to our huge lots and stellar service. Come visit us to see for yourself!