January 7, 2012
Check out this latest and greatest selection of Class 8 dump trucks and bodies.
by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
Set-back front axle
Kenworth says its T800 dump truck is rugged, reliable, and versatile. The truck features a set-back front axle to optimize payload potential and maneuverability; offers front and rear PTO options to handle challenging applications; and is said to be engineered to the application for added dependability, longevity, and lifecycle value. It can be specified with engines rated with a wide horsepower range, offers several radiator sizes up to 1,780 square inches for added cooling, and has a variety of rear axle ratings to meet specific customer requirements.
Comfort and safety
The Volvo VHD dump truck features a spacious, comfortable cab with insulation and soundproofing. Doors are double sealed to keep out water, wind, and noise. The company says the truck is dependable, maneuverable, and offers the highest payload capacity. The truck’s high-strength steel cab is designed to protect drivers with three-point seat belts and a driver-side air bag. Heavy-duty safety systems come standard for added peace of mind.
Maneuverable in tight spaces
Peterbilt says its Model 382 dump truck features a 50-degree wheel cut for maneuverability in tight spaces. Powered by a Cummins ILS9 engine, the truck provides 345 to 380 horsepower, up to 1,300 pound-feet of torque, and is available with rear engine power take-off (REPTO) and the Bendix ESP stability system. It can be configured to meet any need with front-axle offerings rated up to 20,000 pounds and rear axles rated up to 46,000 pounds.
Tackles demanding jobs
Both powerful and versatile, the Western Star 4900 dump truck is said to be ideal for any application, featuring all the options necessary to tackle demanding jobs. Options include several different suspension configurations; rear engine, front engine, and transmission-driven PTO; frame rail clearance to mount wet kits and hydraulic tanks; various exhaust packaging configurations with horizontal outlets, or single or dual stacks; clean back of cab; suspended air and electrical harness; and up to 3.2 million RBM (resistance to bending moment) with a single channel frame.
First model in vocational truck line
The Cat CT660 dump truck is the first model in a full line of Class 8 vocational trucks. Engine options include the Cat CT11, CT13, and CT15 with horsepower ratings from 330 to 550 and peak torque ratings from 1,450 to 1,850 pound-feet. The company says the combination of dual, sequential turbochargers and a precise fuel-injection system allows the engines to develop peak torque at lower speeds. The cab’s interior features an air-suspension driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support that reclines and adjusts to fit any driver.
Designed for extreme workloads
Mack says its Granite dump truck is designed to shoulder extreme workloads while delivering driver comfort. Available in axle-forward and axle-back configurations, the truck’s Cornerstone chassis uses lightweight advanced materials and application-specific crossmembers to carry heavy payloads. The spacious, ergonomic cab design gives drivers plenty of leg and head room, and air-suspended cab mounting protects drivers from harsh, rough roads. The 325- to 405-horsepower MP7 engine and 415- to 505-horsepower MP8 engine provide plenty of muscle and great low-end torque, according to the company.
Durable, lightweight cab
The Freightliner 108SD dump truck features a 42-inch, set-back axle configuration, and comes with a variety of standard features and options such as front frame extensions and radiator-mounted grilles. Its durable, yet lightweight, cab is constructed with corrosion-resistant aluminum reinforced with steel. The large windshield and sloping hood provide a clear view of the road and work sites.
Sleek, yet strong body
Rugby Manufacturing’s Titan Series dump body line features dirt-shedding top rails, 10-degree sloped tailgates, and radius front corner posts. The 10-gauge steel side construction, 8-gauge steel floor, 7-inch structural channel long sills, and 4-inch I-beam cross sills on 12-inch centers offer durability and reliability. The dump bodies are available in 4- to 5-yard, 5- to 7-yard, and 6- to 8-yard capacities.
Custom dump bodies
Crysteel says its Select custom dump bodies allow customers to essentially design their own dump body without incurring the extra cost and time normally associated with custom-designed products. The bodies are available in traditional square body styles or elliptical bodies in sizes ranging from 5- to 20-cubic-yard capacities. Additional options are available for tailgate design, side height, floor material, and understructure design. A wide range of accessories is also available.
Dent resistant, durable
The Bedrock dump body from DuraClass features a contemporary design with high-strength Hardox 450 steel floor, sides, and rear for dent resistance and durability. The elliptical radius provides a smooth dumping action. The I-beam understructure provides maximum floor support. A heated understructure is available for cold-weather applications. Optional aluminum fenders keep body weight low to increase payload capacity. The body is available in lengths from 13 to 21 feet.