The capacity of a dump truck varies with its size. Smaller ten-wheel dump trucks haul about 10 cubic yards of material, equivalent to approximately 13 tons. The largest road-going dump trucks are the Super 18 varieties, ... More »

Although garbage trucks can vary in size, one of the most popular designs, the Mammoth Front Loader garbage truck, weighs 16,100 to 18,300 pounds. It has a capacity of 34 to 40 square yards with a hopper capacity of 12 s... More »

The average modern pick-up truck has an average towing capacity of approximately 10,000 pounds. Among the models with the highest capacity, Chrysler claims its RAM 3500 can tow as much as 30,000 pounds. More »

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A dump truck can hold anywhere from 13 to 25 tons of gravel, based on common sizes available for commercial use. Ten-wheelers are rated to reliably hold 13 tons, whereas the largest flat-bed trucks can contain 25 tons of... More »

According to Diesel Power Magazine, the heaviest dump truck is the Caterpillar. It has a curb weight of 307 tons, a gross operating weight of 687.5 tons and a maximum capacity of 380 tons. It has 3,550 horsepower and a t... More »

Engine size, load volume, dump bed design and the of number of axles are some of the common dump truck specifications. These dictate how well the unit can be maximized of satisfy the requirement. More »

The amount of material a dump truck holds depends on the size of the dump truck, and the type of material dictates the number of tons. For example, a cubic yard of sand weighs 2.2 tons. A typical garbage dump truck holds... More »