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The Uses of Dump Trucks

by LaurenKrotosky

A dump truck is a large-engined truck with a deep, open bed in the back that can be filled with items to transport. Dump trucks can come in handy for several uses, including cleaning out your home before moving, cleaning up a construction site, or moving materials like lumber, scrap metal or rubble.

Moving

If you're moving, there may be tons of items and materials you need to get out of the house before leaving. Stacks of boxes in the attic that you don't want to take with you, old bedroom furniture that is too worn out to continue using, or old gardening materials like mulch and gravel that you no longer need can be thrown into a rented dump truck and driven off to the local dump. Likewise, once you're in your new home you may have some renovation projects that result in torn out flooring or drywall, and a dump truck can come in handy here to get it to the dump.

Construction

Construction projects are one of the most common uses for dump trucks. These trucks can fulfill a number of functions at a construction site, including hauling in the building materials then hauling out any torn down parts. The large, sturdy tires of the dump truck makes it ideal for construction sites as well, as the tires will withstand sharp nails and debris that could be harmful on regular-grade tires.

Transporting Materials

A dump truck's deep bed makes it a natural transporter for materials for projects like gardening or redecorating. Heavy bags of soils and large furniture like sofas or mattresses are easily moved from vendor to buyer with a dump truck, and a rented dump truck with professional driver can be a clever solution if you have a large haul and aren't sure how to get it where it needs to go.

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