Used Off Highway Trucks for sale in San Francisco, CA

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Overview

Off-highway trucks are heavy-duty equipment specially crafted to endure the harsh conditions of off-road sites such as quarries and mines. Generally, there are two different off-highway trucks: haul trucks and dump trucks. 

Both off-highway haul and dump trucks are purpose-built with features that allow them to work in extreme conditions. They can travel over rough terrain and climb steep grades, making short work of even the most difficult tasks.

The rigid frames, powerful engines, and large payload capacities of off-highway trucks help make hauling heavy-load materials such as concrete and large rocks easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Used off-highway trucks can range from $15,000 to over $400,000, depending on the truck type, year, and usage.

  • Some of the best brands of used off-highway trucks include Caterpillar, Komatsu, and John Deere.

  • Off-highway trucks are used for mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs and can also transport construction equipment from job site to job site.

  • On average, off-highway trucks weigh around 43,000 lbs.

  • While operating an off-highway truck can heavily depend on the specific type of truck you will be using, a few general operating rules apply to all off-highway trucks.

    Off-highway dump trucks are typically articulated, meaning a hinged pivot does the turning of the vehicle instead of the front wheels. As a result, proper training is vital when operating articulated trucks.

    Both the vehicle and haul/dump bed are operated using a standard steering wheel to steer the truck. A lever is also used to control the dump bed itself. A lever placed in the middle is at rest while pulling the lever back raises the dump bed to release any material. Pushing the lever forward brings the dump bed back to rest.

  • When looking for a used off-highway truck, it's essential to be aware of the available frame widths, depths, and loading capacities. You can find the right truck for your projects more efficiently by knowing what you need.

  • Off-road dump trucks have a hard life. Smooth pavement is not their usual workday environment. Consequently, the machine has many opportunities to be damaged or to have components tested to the limit of their capacity.

    Although there may be a few dents and bent frames, the body of these trucks is made of sturdy metal that is made to withstand.

    Other than having cosmetic flaws and missing a few new features of newer models, the right used off-highway truck can be just as powerful as a new one.

  • On average, off-highway truck operators earn an hourly wage of $22.86. Annual pay for the position averages $54,474, equalling $1,048/week or $4,540/month.

  • Operating off-highway trucks may require a high school diploma, valid driver's license, and experience operating heavy equipment, which can be obtained via a training course. Some employers may also require you to hold a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to operate company equipment.