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The best value for your dumper – here’s how.

Getting the most value out of a machine is every investor’s priority, but how do you ensure that your machine lasts as long– and effectively as possible? In this article we share insights how you can gain competitive advantage, work longer and work more effectively with your dumper with one simple adjustment.

The foundation of every construction project

If you’re in the construction business and need to transport loose materials from one place to another, then there’s a good chance you will be needing one or several dumpers to get the job done. Especially at the beginning of a construction project, where the ground needs to be prepared before you can start building, dumpers are very important.

The driving factors to determine how many dumpers are needed for a construction project are often based on the distance between point A – B and the amount of soil to be removed. But of course there is much more to consider in this process. For instance, one should also think of wear and tear of parts, fuel consumption, spilling and loading- and dumping time when transporting materials.

The driving factors to determine how many dumpers are needed for a construction project are often based on the distance between point A – B and the amount of soil to be removed. But of course there is much more to consider in this process. For instance, one should also think of wear and tear of parts, fuel consumption, spilling and loading- and dumping time when transporting materials.

Is there any way to easily decrease the number of times I need to drive from point A – B, save on gasoline and save time on loading the dumpers? Well, yes there is!

A simple modification leads to many benefits

Did you know that you could increase productivity of your articulated dump truck by up to 20% with one single modification? We’ll explain why you shouldn’t use a dump truck without a tailgate below.

A tailgate has many benefits and is considered to be one of the best returning investments in the heavy equipment category.

To start, a tailgate allows your dump truck to increase its loading capacity by up to 10%, which means that the amount of times you will have to drive from point A – B is significantly lower. As a result, you can get more work done in less time and additionally save on gasoline costs.

Secondly, when loading a dumper without a tailgate it is common practice to overload the front of the truck to avoid materials from falling off the back. Due to this uneven distribution, the front axle is loaded more heavily and will wear out faster. Additionally, it will cost more time to load the truck because it cannot be distributed evenly.

A tailgate solves this problem. With a tailgate, you will be able to load the dump truck faster because you can use its full capacity and don’t have to worry about materials falling from the back. Additionally you will reduce the impact on the front axle and distribute the weight more evenly, resulting in an extended life of your truck.  

Last but not least a tailgate will help you minimize the amount spilled per load. Without a tailgate you will be able to use about 75% – 80% of the available space of the dump truck because of the open body. A tailgate will allow you to utilize its maximum capacity, reducing the amount spilled per load and resulting in less down time for your business.

These are only a selection of the many benefits a tailgate has for your articulated dump trucks.

Choosing the right tailgate for your articulated dump truck

Finding a tailgate that matches your machine, business needs and budget can be quite a difficult process. Smitma offers a wide range of both used and unused tailgates for your convenience. With a team of dedicated specialists we can offer a suitable solution for a competitive price to help you realize your business endeavors.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about our tailgates or transport solutions. www.smitma.com/parts/tailgates.

Tailgate — Volvo — A40E / A40F

Tailgate — Volvo — A40E / A40F

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