Things to keep in mind when renting articulated rock trucks

Various industries, like construction, oil field and trucking, have relied on the precision and strength of articulated rock trucks. Learn more about our articulated rock trucks and how our rental equipment will help you complete your projects to the highest standards below:

Potential hazards and safety protocols

Operating articulated dump trucks, or dump trucks in general, poses a range of risks. Never operate a piece of machinery without first having proper instruction, just as you would for any other piece of heavy equipment.

Below are some potential hazards and safety protocols that you should keep in mind when renting or using articulated dump trucks:

  • Backovers can cause incidents

Dump trucks are large, heavy machines with many blind spots and poor visibility compared to other machines. When reversing, check all blind spots and use spotters. Refrain from taking corners at high speeds and use audio and visual signals to show a reversing vehicle.

  • Climbing into and out of a truck can cause slips, slides and falls

When climbing into or out of a vehicle, use the three-point contact system. When scaling ladders or getting in and out of a vehicle, three limbs, either two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand, should be on the equipment at all times.

Keep an eye on the weather and check the measures for any snow, ice or mud that might make them slick. When driving a dump truck, always buckle up.

  • Dumping on a slanted surface can cause tipping

An articulated dump truck’s centre of gravity and weight distribution may be impacted by dumping on an up or down terrain grade, causing it to tip. Keep track of the amount of weight in the dump box and adjust the machinery accordingly.

Choosing the right company to rent it from

Ken-Co Equipment Ltd. has been in the business for over 19 years, ensuring that our customers receive the highest quality equipment rentals. That’s why we make sure all of our rental equipment is properly serviced, tested and maintained so we can provide the best rental equipment service to our valued customers when they need it most.

Our rock trucks can provide you with the very best in hauling a wide range of loads in a variety of environments and terrains. Our agile articulated trucks provide the assistance you need to get the job done right the first time without breaking a sweat.

We make sure that our customers know that they can rely on our services and secure equipment no matter where and when they are needed by being available all year. You won’t be disappointed if you call now for fast and easy rock truck rentals in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area.

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