Tipper truck transport

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Tipper transport is undoubtedly the best solution when needing to transport bulk, liquid or chunky materials. A specific feature of this type of vehicle is the tipper body and the special hinges that allow it to be opened or tilted so as to have access to the goods being transported and to be able to dump them easily. It is this feature that allows extremely precise and fast self-unloading. Depending on the type and volume of goods to be transported, it is necessary to decide which type of tipper you would like to use.

How to plan a tipper transport?

Transport by tipper is a complex process and requires appropriate preparation. In order to organise a tipper transport, there are several key factors to consider:

Choosing the right type of tipper - before the transport begins, it is important to choose the right tipper to suit the type and quantity of material to be transported, as well as the conditions in which the transport will take place.

Dimensions and weight of the load - before transporting, the dimensions and weight of the material to be transported must be known in detail in order to adapt the tipper accordingly and plan the transport route.

Transport route - the optimum transport route should be chosen to suit the road conditions and allow for fast and safe transport.

Securing the load - before the transport begins, the load should be properly secured to avoid damage during the journey. The most common methods of securing are nets, straps or chains to protect the cargo from moving during the journey.

Setting a transport date - a transport date should be set carefully to ensure prompt and safe transport.

Choosing the right driver - choosing the right driver is crucial in the tipper transport process. The driver should be suitably licensed, experienced and knowledgeable to ensure safe and efficient transport.

Destination availability - before transporting, it is important to ensure that the destination is available and adequately prepared to receive the material being transported.

In summary, tipper transport requires proper preparation, planning and selection of the right tipper and driver. The dimensions and weight of the material to be transported must be known in detail and it must be adequately protected against damage during transport. Organising a tipper transport is a complicated process, so it is advisable to use the services of professional transport companies to ensure fast and safe transport.

Total permissible weight - before starting transport, check the total permissible weight of the tipper, which is specified in the registration certificate. The permitted total weight must not be exceeded as this can lead to serious legal and financial consequences.

Compliance with the law - tipper transport is subject to special legislation, which sets out, among other things, the requirements for securing the load, the permitted total weight and the transport route. Make sure that the transport complies with the law to avoid fines and other legal consequences.

What materials are most often transported by tipper?

Tippers are machines that are used to transport various types of bulk, liquid and chunky materials. The most common materials transported by tippers are:

Loose materials:

Earth and stones - tippers are often used to transport earth and stones that are extracted during earthworks, roadworks or construction.

Sand and gravel - these are materials that are used in the construction of roads, yards or car parks.

Transporting sand and gravel by tippers allows the materials to be delivered to the construction site quickly and efficiently.

Rubble - tippers are also used to transport rubble that is obtained during the demolition of buildings or other structures.

Construction materials - tippers are often used to transport construction materials such as concrete, bricks or hollow blocks.

Coal, grain, fertilisers and other bulk materials used in industry and agriculture.

Liquid materials:

Water and other liquids - tippers are used to transport water and other liquids, for example when refilling water or fuel tanks.

Piece materials:

Timber - tippers can be used to transport timber that is harvested during forestry work or road construction. Stones, concrete and other chunk materials - tippers can also be used to transport heavy chunks of materials that are extracted during construction work.

Tipper truck transport is very versatile and can include a variety of bulk, liquid and chunk materials that are used in construction, industry and agriculture. In each case, choosing the right tipper is crucial to guarantee fast and safe transport.

What are the types of tippers according to their size?

Based on weight, tippers can be divided into three main categories:

Small tippers - these are tippers with a capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes, which are most commonly used to transport materials over short distances. Small tippers are usually trucks that are easy to drive and have a smaller turning radius than larger tippers.

Medium tippers - are tippers with a capacity of 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes that are used to transport materials over medium distances. Medium tippers tend to be larger than small tippers and require more experienced drivers.

Large tippers - are tippers with a payload of more than 7.5 tonnes that are used to transport heavy materials over long distances. Large tippers are usually equipped with special engines and transmissions that allow them to transport large loads over long distances.

Depending on your requirements and needs, you can choose the right tipper due to its load capacity and size. All tippers are equipped with special safety systems to protect the load during transport. Before choosing a tipper, it is important to know its parameters, capacity and means of unloading in detail so as to adapt it to your specific needs and applications.


What are the types of tippers in terms of their construction?

Box-type tippers - this is the most common type of tipper that is commonly used on construction sites. The tipper box is usually made of metal or aluminium and is loaded from the top and then manual or mechanical unloading of the material is performed. Box dumpers are typically trucks that transport materials over short distances.

Three-sided tippers - are a type of tipper that have the ability to unload from three sides. Compared to box-type tippers, three-sided tippers allow for easier and faster unloading, which is particularly useful when transporting bulk materials over longer distances.

Tandem tippers - these are tippers that consist of two axles, allowing for an increased loading capacity. Tandem tippers are typically used to transport construction materials, such as sand or gravel, over long distances.

Skid steer tippers - are a type of tipper that have a board to secure the load. This makes side dumpers ideal for transporting bulk materials over longer distances and minimises the risk of losing the load during the journey.

Articulated tippers - these are tippers that have the ability to swivel in the middle of the vehicle, which allows manoeuvring in difficult terrain and provides greater stability on uneven ground.