Are Tri-Axle Dump Trucks for Sale Right for You?

By John Pospischil on March 11, 2016 Dump Trucks,Tri-Axle Dump Trucks

Tri Axle Dump Trucks for Sale

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

Tri Axle Dump Trucks vs. Construction Dumpers

While both types of trucks will get the job done, the construction dumper may be a bit bulky for a lot of jobs, particularly when the business involves transporting bulk materiel over state lines or across great distances. When this is the case, tri-axle dump trucks make more sense.

The additional axle, which may be a non-steerable or a steerable lift axle, helps the dump truck comply with some state’s weight distribution requirements for driving across major public roads. Since 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, which has a 485 hp or 500 hp MX engine, or a 500 hp Cummins engine, plus 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 for sale. These types of dump trucks are best for those who need to haul a lot of weight over longer distances, such as across state lines; 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.

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