Dump Boxes – What to Look Out For

Dump Boxes – What to Look Out For

Dump Boxes – What to Look Out For

Helpful info and options for buyers looking at options for Dump Boxes

So you are looking at Dump Boxes?  This handy guide for will help you narrow down your decision.

Light duty fabricated Dump boxes from light gauge steel and non Hardox type materials may be okay for hauling topsoil, but if you plan on hauling aggregate material or better yet, large rock or broken concrete from time to time, it’s time to shift gears over to a box that will actually hold up and not receive a new “beauty” mark every time a rock lands in your Dump Box.

Popular Dump Boxes – Models and Styles

Introducing the perfect mix of the Traditional 16’6, 90 degree sides and corners look with the functionality of a, ‘Tub Style’ Dump Box.  With rounded edges to help absorb the big blows, when Joe Shmoe can’t quite run the hoe!  We like to call it a Hybrid Dump Box, ready to haul a load of turf mix to the local development, but more than ready and able to tackle the big stones required to build the retaining wall too.  When your Dump Truck Box is constructed of AR450 ¼” Hardox steel, the only thing left to consider is the Heavy Haul Truck making this New Venture roll down the road.


Rear Dump Boxes

For those looking for a new or late model used heavy spec truck should not over look the specifications of the truck. A combination of the right horsepower, torque, transmission, steer axle, drive axles, frame size and suspension are a low bed operators life line to a successful operation. Knowing your weight hauling requirements are important factors towards purchasing the right quality used heavy haul truck. If it’s a Kenworth or Peterbilt you have your eye on, the Cummins ISX and X15 platforms are the way to go. Making 450 horse power all the way up to over 600 horse power from the factory and some capable of over 2000 ft lbs of torque, the tried and tested big block Cummins diesel will pull your multiple axle Low Bed with ease. Having an 18 speed manual transmission is standard issue for British Columbia requirements. 18 gears still not good enough? Equip that 18spd with a 2 speed auxiliary or 4 speed auxiliary transmission to have the right gear for the speed and RPM required.


Low Bed Truck Buyers Need Heavy Iron

Rolling all this heavy iron down the road requires a sturdy set of heavy axles. With pioneering companies Eaton and Rockwell, they have developed the tandem configuration 46,000 pound rated, 8’6 wide drive axles. When equipped with with a set of double lockers in the rear axles, going off the pavement while loaded wont be a problem. Muddy job sites and steep gravel off highway roads are no issue when equipped with locking rear axles.

Standard steer axle selections are rated from 14,600 – 22,000 pounds. Having a 20,000 pound rated steer axle is a pretty safe bet in keeping you legal at the scales no matter what configuration you are hauling.

A local reputable dealer will be more than happy to go over your upcoming heavy truck needs and provide quality options towards finding your next used heavy hauler for sale.

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