Who Manufactures Septic Trucks?


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Septic trucks are simply regular trucks that have a septic tank attached, so trucks from large manufacturers such as Kenworth, International, and Sterling are common. Septic tanks can also be attached to regular four-wheel trucks as a trailer, so Ford and Dodge trucks are also very common.

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The Kenworth T800 is one of the most commonly used commercial trucks on the road. It has a customizable wheelbase and can be fitted with a variety of engines that range from 200 to 500 horsepower and 520 to 1,850 pound-feet of torque. The International DuraStar 4300 is a much smaller truck than the Kenworth T800, but is also a popular choice for septic use. The 4300 can only fit a 200 to 300 horsepower and 520 to 660 pound-feet of torque engine. The Sterling Acterra is a similar size to the DuraStar 4300, if not smaller. It handles similar to a pickup truck and does not require the same CDL ratings as other commercial trucks.

The Ford F-550 Lariat is a common sight on many construction sites and is more than capable of transporting a septic tank. The truck packs a V8 engine with 300 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The Dodge Ram 5500 Tradesman is a similar setup to the Ford F-550; it is capable of towing up to 29,600 pounds and has a max payload of 12,480 pounds.

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