Regularly used by groundworks and muckaway companies, tippers are available in a wide variety of axle configurations, including 4×2, 6×4, 8×4 types. There are, however, two main materials used, steel and aluminium. For decades steel was the metal of choice throughout the industry for truck bodies, offering exceptional strength, yet there has been a rise in the number of aluminium tippers, which offer excellent corrosion resistance. Normal steel bodies are generally for aggregate, stone, sand, animal feeds, grain whereas insulated aluminium bodies are designed for lighter products, to maximise payloads.
Self-loading tippers are becoming more popular too, allowing operators to load and offload without the need of an excavator on the site. These models feature a self-propelled crane on the back of the tipper so that they can self-load and unload easily. Like most modern trucks, many tippers are designed for specific jobs. Insulated tarmac bodies are often included on tippers to transport tarmac for road maintenance, ensuring the tarmac does not lose heat.
Whether you’re looking to sell or replace your tipper grab lorry, grab wagon, muckaway truck or self-loading tipper, we can give you a rapid quote for your vehicle, followed by same-day payment and a collection at a time that’s right for you.