A tipper/dumper semi-trailer consists of a cab and chassis, with an open container on top of the bed. The semi-trailer has no front wheels, but commonly four to six back wheels and can only be used if it is connected to a motorised vehicle, for example the tractor part of a truck. Another option is to have a truck pull a semi-trailer using a trailer dolly, which is a detachable front-axle assembly. Loose material, such as gravel or sand, is commonly transported and deposited in a tipper/dumper semi-trailer.
Construction and agriculture
Tipper/dumper semi-trailers are commonly seen on construction sites and in agricultural businesses. The load can be emptied by lifting the container with hydraulic rams. During the unloading of a tipper/dumper semi-trailer, the truck head must always be straight in line with the semi-trailer. This offers enough counterweight to prevent the semi-trailer from tipping over and accidents from happening. Tipper/dumper semi-trailers come in many different sizes and shapes and therefore, the capacity also varies greatly.
Tipper/dumper semi-trailers on Tradus
For lighter types of cargo, the body is usually made from aluminum. A steel body is more suitable for heavy-duty jobs and heavy cargo. Tradus offers many listings for used tipper/dumper semi-trailers from well-known manufacturers like Mega, Mercedes-Benz, Schmitz Cargobull, Benalu, Wielton, Star and Fliegl.