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Purchasing a Dump Truck? Here’s What You Need to Know

Purchasing a Dump Truck? Here’s What You Need to Know

Especially for construction projects, this type of truck is the severe-duty solution to the question of how to complete the most demanding jobs efficiently.

Whether you’re a business owner, contractor, or someone who owns a large amount of land, purchasing a dump truck could be an extremely useful and necessary investment. It’s an essential tool for hauling any large amount of materials. From sand to gravel or even rubble, a dump truck will help you get the job done. Especially for construction projects, this type of truck is the severe-duty solution to the question of how to complete the most demanding jobs efficiently. Before procuring your dump truck, there are some factors that you should consider.

Size and Type

The first thing you need to do is determine what type and size of dump truck you’ll need. What are the most important features that you’re looking for in your dump truck? Is maneuverability at the top of your list or will it be more functional to you that the truck has ergonomically-placed controls inside the cab. A medium-duty dump truck is perfect for pickup, delivery, and even towing. A severe-duty option provides tougher components with a reinforced body for even heavier hauls. Start with a checklist that you can refer to when you go check out potential trucks.

Full Inspection

Get to know your potential dump truck before driving away with it. If you decide to purchase a used truck, examine it from top to bottom to ensure that it is a high-quality truck capable of handling your biggest loads. Of course with a new purchase, your truck will not have been exposed to any wear and tear from use. Check used vehicles for any visible damage to the box liner and examine the integrity of the tires. Pay close attention to the frame rails and make sure that all the gauges, signals, and lights in the cab are operational. The proper function of these elements is going to be essential to your dump truck passing all tests and adhering to all regulations in the state. Once you’re satisfied with everything that you see, then you can feel completely confident moving forward with your purchase.

Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star Has All Of Your Trucking Needs And Information

Whether you are looking to upgrade your fleet to tow trucks or simply interested in the latest trucking technology, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star, a new truck dealer. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
2723 Annapolis Rd
Baltimore
MD
21230
USA