Dump Trucks

Choose a dump truck built for extreme durability. Work with our team at Summit Bodyworks to build a truck for any cargo need.

Don’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to your dump truck build. Here at Summit Bodyworks, we offer  truck builds that are designed to meet the rigors of real-life applications. Whether you need a platform dump or a high-walled build, we can assist you in finding a truck that will serve your business’ specific needs.

From landscapers to construction companies, our team has assisted countless clients with dump trucks. We utilize the highest quality dump truck bodies from Rugby and Godwin for our dump truck builds. No matter what your team needs, we are here to help.

With over 30 years of industry experience, our team is able to offer a vast breadth of knowledge and insights. Our engineers and designers will start every build on a trusted chassis, utilizing only the highest quality equipment for the truck. 

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is where every build begins. We have the ability to focus on specialized craftsmanship, backing all our builds with industry-leading warranties. With a specific focus on superior customer service, you can count on us for all your dump truck needs.

  • Extreme durability for carrying any cargo

    Dump trucks are utilized to carry heavy and often cumbersome cargo. Not only that, but they are often used on rigorous job sites where damage can easily occur. For this reason, we install dump bodies built for extreme durability no matter the application.

  • Simple dump control

    One of the most important factors when considering a dump truck is that the design is built for ultimate work efficiency. Ensure it includes simple dump control systems which can be accessed in-cab, from the truck’s exterior, or a combination of both.

  • Comfort and safety focused

    A dump truck should always provide workers with comfort on the job and, above all else, safety.

Hybrid and all-electric solutions are available for many of our vehicle applications.

Going electric is a great way to increase efficiency and save on costs. As an industry leader in all-electric solutions, we offer custom, innovative solutions that are better for the environment AND your bottom line.

Hybrid & All-Electric Specialty Vehicles
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Up to 85% less operating costs

100% electric & Hybrid options

Ford eQVM approved

Carb certified

Up to 66% less maintenance costs

Incredible performance

Safe and reliable

Smooth operation

Over-the-air updates

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best dump truck to buy?

Choosing the best dump truck to purchase comes down to an array of factors. There are countless options on the market, with a popular choice being to custom build this work truck. When looking to choose the right dump truck, the following should all be taken into consideration:

  • Durability: A key focus when purchasing a dump truck should be on how durable the truck is. Extreme durability is key for most dump truck applications.
  • Dump functionality: There are numerous dump functionality options. From side dumping to scissor hydraulic lifts, choose a dump truck to meet the needs of the job at hand.
  • Controls: Not only can the dump feature operate in a myriad of ways, but the control system can also be customized for specific needs. In-cab controls or exterior control panels are all viable options.
  • Short or long hauling: Different chassis are built for different purposes. Be sure to think through whether the truck should be designed for short or long hauling before picking a manufacturer
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What industries use dump trucks?

Dump trucks are utilized across a variety of industries. Due to their ability to haul an array of materials and goods, they make a great fit for multiple applications. The following are all common uses for dump trucks:

  • Construction: One of the most common uses for dump trucks is by the construction industry. This industry utilizes dump trucks to move materials around job sites with ease.
  • Mining: This industry uses dump trucks for moving large amounts of dirt, rocks, and other bulky debris from one location to another. The dump functionality makes it simple to unload materials that would otherwise be cumbersome. 
  • Landscaping: From hauling around decorative boulders to dumping out large amounts of soil into a yard, dump trucks are integral to the work of landscapers.
  • Junk removal: Dump trucks are capable of hauling heavy, bulky items, making them a great fit for removing junk from homes and businesses.
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What is the most common mechanism for unloading a dump truck?

Dump trucks utilize a variety of mechanisms for unloading. The most common style of dump truck is the standard dump truck. This truck features a body attached to a chassis. The bed of the truck is then raised with a hydraulic mechanism. The back of the bed is usually hinged, allowing for materials to be dumped out of the back of the truck. This style of dump truck is ideal for many applications, heavy-duty enough for the average job.

Another common mechanism for unloading dump trucks is the side dump. Side dump trucks use a hydraulic lift similar to a standard dump truck, but rather than dumping materials behind the truck, this truck actually tilts the truck body to the right or left. In many cases, one of the sidewalls on the dump truck will also lift during dumping.

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What cab options are available for dump trucks?

Dump trucks come with a variety of cab options available. As is true with any custom build, the cab can be chosen to meet the specific needs of the business purchasing the truck. Ultimately, a dump truck is simply a body affixed to a chassis. Which chassis is chosen is up to the team engineering the build. 

Things to consider when choosing a cab include the following:

  • Room for passengers: Will the truck often transport workers to job sites? If so, opt for a larger cab.
  • Safety features: From backup cameras to additional mirrors, opt for the right features to keep job sites safer. 
  • Hauling purposes: Will the truck be used for short or long hauls? Choose a manufacturer that specializes in the type of hauling your team will perform.

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At Summit Bodyworks, we don’t take no for an answer. We innovate and problem-solve. We don’t follow industry trends; we create them. We serve our customers with smiles on our faces and integrity as our foundation. When it comes to our work, decades of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into perfecting our crafts. Our team of project managers, engineers, account managers, and technicians work together to ensure our quality is excellent and our process smooth. As an industry leader, we’re confident that the service and support you’ll receive from Summit Bodyworks simply cannot be matched.

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