A dump truck is a dump truck, right? They all, well, dump? Not exactly. Picking your equipment doesn’t only depend on the machines function, but also the material you’re moving. All Ledwell Dump Trucks are built for hauling a range of heavy materials and each piece has its own purpose. We build multiple styles including; box, demolition, flatbed, lumber and trash dumps, all of which have a specific solution for a particular problem.
Box and Tub Dumps are both designed for hauling heavy job-site materials, but even they’re different. A Box Dump body has a square interior, and comes in multiple weight configurations. Our three most popular sizes are three to four yard, five to six yard and 12 to 14 yard capacities. This style dump is for materials that can easily dump on their own, such as dirt, gravel, or other loose items. Tub Dumps, also known as Demolition Trucks, have rounded body interiors which helps certain materials clear the unit easily. It speeds up unloading time and produces a cleaner shed of materials. Its lower center of gravity makes sure that hauling heavier items is done with strength and stability. Both are viable options, but it’s important to understand everything you need going into a job in order to pick the right product. For example, if your materials are saturated, it might be better to go with a Tub Dump so the materials will slide out effortlessly.
Even our Trash Dump looks a lot like our Box Dump, but as the name suggests, it’s designed specifically for waste materials. The bed is elongated to carry more materials, and the doors swing out like barn doors instead of up. The walls of the body stand taller than that of the box dump to ensure that your debris, or other materials, are secure. These beds might be a better design for large amounts of lightweight materials, such as leaves or paper.
Our Flatbed and Lumber Dumps are a departure from the popular Dump Truck shape, providing you with a versatile solution to haul pallets of materials and supplies with the added bonus of dumping lumber and rebar right off the back. The removable side boards also allow you to haul small quantities of dirt and gravel. Both can be built in many different ways, length and function and are capable of heavy hauling of similar materials, but the body build depends entirely on the job and material.
If you aren’t sure which type of Dump Truck fits your application, give us a call. We would be happy to find a solution for your situation and get you rolling in the right direction!