Are Tri-Axle Dump Trucks Right for You?

March 11, 2016

Dump trucks come in many different styles and types. Each are used for different tasks and hauling needs. When you need something a little more versatile than construction dumpers, tri-axle dump trucks, such as those at Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth, may be just what you are looking for.

Tri-Axle Dump Trucks vs. Construction Dumpers

Both types of trucks will get the job done. The construction dumper may be a bit bulky for a lot of jobs. When business involves transporting bulk material over state lines or across great distances, tri-axle dump trucks make more sense.

The additional axle, available as both non-steerable or steerable, helps the dump truck comply with certain weight distribution requirements when driving across major public roads. They are classified as commercial vehicles instead of construction equipment. These types of dump trucks do not require special certifications to operate besides the standard CDL.

One of the best options is the 2017 Kenworth T880. These trucks feature 485 or 500 hp MX engines, or 500 hp Cummins engines. Plus, they come equipped with a 10 speed transmission.

Tri-Axle Dump Trucks vs. Tandem Dump Trucks

Not every company in the industry needs the extended weight allowance of tri axle dump trucks. These trucks are best for hauling a lot of weight over longer distances. They may also be required by local regulations depending on the gross weight limit.

For companies that haul lighter materials, tandem dump trucks may be enough to get the job done without paying the extra price for the additional axle and corresponding features.

Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth have full service facilities in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, both with ten or more acres of new and used trucks, including several tri axle dump trucks for sale.

For more information on the benefits of buying tri axle trucks, or to test drive your today, please contact the friendly and experienced staff at Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth.  Since the 1980’s Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth have provided exceptional service and dependable commercial vehicles at affordable prices.