3 Factors You Need To Consider When Renting A Dump Truck

Dump trucks can make nearly any construction project, faster, easier, and more cost-effective to complete. However, in order to enjoy all of the benefits that come along with renting this valuable piece of construction equipment, you must first ensure that you are renting the right type of dump truck for the job. Taking the time to consider the three factors outlined below can help you to accomplish this task.

What type of material will you be hauling?

There are a variety of different styles of dump trucks. All of which are designed to haul different materials. For example, a standard dump truck is best suited to hauling large loads of small loose materials such as soil and sand. Thanks to the welded sides used in the manufacturing of these standard truck models, even the smallest grains of sand can be easily contained within the truck's bed. However, if you wish to haul larger items or irregularly shaped items such as tree branches, you will want to consider a dump truck that offers a flatbed. Ensuring that you have chosen the right style of dump truck for the job will make it easier to load, transport, and dump your haul.

How much weight will the dump truck need to hold?

Not only does your dump truck need to have enough power to physically move the weight associated with your haul, but it also needs to have the right style of chassis to prevent the excessive weight from damaging the truck during the hauling process. If you are unsure how much your expected haul will weigh, it is always better to rent a truck with a higher weight limit to ensure you are prepared for any situation. However, these more powerful trucks can come with a higher per-day rental charge so you should always do your best to accurately estimate your load weight when possible. This will prevent you from spending more than you need to on your equipment rental.

How much space does the worksite offer for maneuvering?

Where you plan to use your dump truck is just as important as what you plan to haul. If your worksite does not offer much room for the safe maneuvering of a dump truck, you will need to select a truck with a small body in order to ensure you are able to effectively access the site. In addition to the length of the truck, you will also need to consider the height of the truck if the path from your worksite to the dump will require you to pass any low clearance bridges or other physical obstacles. 

Contact a company like Hoelscher Bobby Trucking Inc to learn more about the dump trucks that are available.