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Demand for dump trucks in India has failed to keep pace with the impressive gains in the wider equipment market in recent years. However demand for coal and raw materials is helping to stimulate sales.
Dump trucks feature open bodies which are hinged at the rear, with hydraulic cylinders to lift them from the front and allow material to be emptied behind the truck. Less commonly, a material ejection system may be fitted to allow material to be discharged without raising the body.
Rigid dump trucks have a rigid/fixed chassis and traditional steering systems. The main attributes of a rigid dump truck are its simple construction,
reliability and longevity.
Articulated dump trucks feature an articulated chassis and an articulation point directly behind the cab. These machines turn by pivoting at the articulation point known as articulated steering.