What is a dumper and how to choose the right one
On a construction site it is always necessary to have the right vehicle available for each specific activity. This makes it possible to save time while working efficiently and safely. One of the essential vehicles for any operator in the construction sector is a dumper.
What does a dumper do?
On a construction site it is essential that work is well organised, especially if there are large quantities of material that may present an obstacle or delay the completion of tasks. A dumper’s job is to move this material safely. It is a motorised, articulated vehicle consisting of two parts:
- the container, operated mainly by hydraulics, the capacity of which is an important criterion when choosing a dumper.
- the cabin, which contains the driver operating the dumper.
These vehicles are generally diesel-powered and, in the past, had a manual exhaust system and a capacity of between 900 and 1800 kg. Today, however, technological advances have made it possible to significantly increase their maximum capacity, which can exceed 10,000 kg thanks to the introduction of mechanical or hydraulic systems.
How to choose a dumper
When choosing a dumper, the main aspects to consider are:
- Load volume: this is one of the key criteria when choosing a dumper, specifically the struck (level) load volume and heaped load volume. For example, the DP120 DIECI dumper, has a struck volume of 6.5m3 and a heaped volume of 7.5m3.
- Manoeuvrability: it is important to choose a vehicle that has good manoeuvrability, i.e. that is easy to drive, even in reverse gear, and has adequate steering.
- Terrain: normally dumpers have tyres, which are suitable for most terrains. For more demanding contexts, such as mines, some models are equipped with rubber tracks for extra grip and traction.
- Safety: it is essential to evaluate which safety features the dumper has to protect the driver.
- Speed: this factor should be considered based on the type of work and the size of the construction site. DIECI dumpers, for example, can reach a top speed of 27 km/h.
The advantages of DIECI dumpers
DIECI dumpers are a versatile, manoeuvrable and lightweight solution.
Ease of use and driver safety are essential factors for every vehicle produced by DIECI, thanks to which the brand has, over the years, built a solid reputation for reliability and expertise among companies in the construction, agricultural and mining sectors.
DIECI makes a range of vehicles to meet the real needs of the market. The dumpers have a maximum capacity of 12,000 kg and a maximum load volume of up to 6.5 m3.
The container is supported by a hydraulic system that allows the dump body to tip automatically.
DIECI dumpers are also an excellent solution for users who rent construction machinery (discover the exclusive purchasing terms for renters).
In addition, DIECI vehicles come with our service package:
- Assistance throughout the vehicle’s life cycle
- Fast delivery of spare parts to meet the customer’s business needs
- Scheduled maintenance through dealerships and service centres nationwide
DIECI dumpers are built to ensure strength, reliability and a long product life cycle.