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 gravel.
There are several truck sizes in between for different loads. For example, a twelve-wheeler can hold 16 tons of gravel. Semi-end dump trucks and high side-end dump trucks can haul 21 tons of gravel. The industrial belly dump truck maxes out at 23 tons of gravel, and transfer dump trucks and Super 16's are capable of loading 24 tons of gravel.Learn 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 top speed, when fully loaded, of 42 miles per hour.Full Answer >
Due to the varying sizes and haul capacities of dump trucks, load sizes vary greatly and can range from a few cubic yards to hundreds of cubic yards, depending on the truck in question and the material being hauled. Typically, a tandem dump truck can hold up to 18 cubic yards of material.Full Answer >
A ton is a measurement of weight, and a cubic yard is a measurement of volume. The number of tons that a given cubic yard of material weighs depends on the material.Full Answer >
In the United States and other countries that use the short ton, two tons is equal to 4,000 pounds, according to Reference.com. There are three different types of ton measurements: the short ton, long ton and metric ton.Full Answer >