A brief history of the dump truck
Early versions of the dump truck were simple two-wheeled wooden carts drawn by horses. After loading the material for transport, the cart would have a center of gravity just behind the axle of the wheels. This would cause the cart to tip backwards when unlatched from the horses, thus "dumping" the material. By 1900, a four-wheeled horse-drawn wagons were utilized for dumping. This was achieved by the use of a hand hoist making dumping simpler.
The GMC dump truck made its debut in the World War II era when GMC was focusing its efforts on building larger commercial vehicles rather than vehicles for the typical consumer. Since then, GMC has continued to perfect its dump truck lineup building sturdy, reliable dump trucks. The GMC 3500, in particular, has become one of the most popular dump truck models in its class during recent years and for good reason.
Let's talk about the GMC 3500 dump truck
Some of the key mechanical features of the newer model years include diesel compatible engines, four-wheel drive capability, optional automatic transmissions, a reinforced C-channel frame, frame-mounted recovery hooks, and a fuel tank capable of holding approximately 60 gallons of gasoline. The exterior is equipped with all-season tires mounted on 17" wheels, front chrome bumper and grille, manual folding mirrors, and intermittent wet-arm wipers with pulse washers. The interior features a 40/20/40 split bench seat designed for three passengers, air conditioning, a tilt wheel adjustable steering column, air conditioning, cup holders, coat hooks, and some models even include two 12-volt power outlets with covers.
Is this the truck for me?
When you find a GMC 3500 dump truck for sale, it is important to consider of some of the advantages and disadvantages before making a purchase. On a positive note, the GMC 3500 has a modest tow ratings making it a strong competitor to other vehicles in its class. It is well-equipped for long-term travel with its comfortable features and powerful engine. In addition, the diesel compatible engine is a major advantage for those seeking to purchase a dump truck for long-term use.
Diesel engines are well reputed for their robust transmissions and high fuel mileage compared to standard petroleum gas engines. However, the price of the GMC 3500 rises quickly when you begin to add features such as the diesel engine, automatic transmission, and exterior trim. Moreover, should you choose a diesel engine, you can expect higher repair costs if the vehicle breaks down.
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