Wheelbase length on Dump truck

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Sturgill, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Sturgill

    Sturgill Bobtail Member

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    I posted this on the dump truck thread, but thought I may get a bigger audience on this thread. Getting a Triaxle dump this week. Have 4-5 to look at. My question is about the wheel base. They range from 250” for a 18’ box to 212” for 16-17’ foot box. Is there any issues with little longer W/B other than I might have make a few extra turns in a tight spot. I’ll be hauling Asphalt/gravel/sand. Leaning towards the Weaternstar with the 18’ box and Cummins engine. Thanks for any input!!!
     
  2. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I don't know the answer to your question. But do you do oversized/heavy haul at all?

    I remember seeing a truck and he had, I THINK, Sturgill on the side of his truck, his CB name. Is over a year ago. Is that your CB handle?
     
  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Ws will have a larger turning radius.
     
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    Sturgill Bobtail Member

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    That wouldn’t have been me, I’m just now getting into trucking. And my handle is gonna be .... Ironman...
     
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  5. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    A lot depends on what state you will be hauling in, most will give more gross wt. to a longer wheel base truck, plus if drive tandems are up under bed instead of all the way back on frame it will cut how much you will be able to haul, on test drive go to a `a scale and weigh each truck, that will tell you how much you can haul with wheel base fig. into how much you can haul, if you get 10 loads a day and can haul 1 ton more than other truck it can add up over each mo. or year??
     
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