Top 10 Ways You Can
Make Loading Materials
into a Truck Easier
Loading trucks can be laborious and time-consuming work,

 

Loading trucks can be laborious and time-consuming work, but it doesn’t always have to be. Here are some of the best industry tips and techniques to make loading materials into a truck easier and more effective: 

 

  1. Plan your site to reduce travel distance. Loading near the stock pile will reduce fuel, tyre wear and time, making the job easier and more cost-effective.
  1.  Reduce bucket wear. Ensure the wear edge of the bucket is the only point of contact with the ground when scooping, to reduce bucket wear and friction.
  1. Lift while crowding back in a stock pile. Gentle lifting motion with the arms can assist the bucket tear out pressure, to ensure full use of bucket capacity.
  1. Save material wastage and truck damage. Gently shake the full bucket to ensure excess material is not lost, avoiding damage to the trailer or hopper prior to dumping.
  1. Reduce machine wear and tear. A controlled approach into a stock pile is more effective and reduces wear and tear to the machine and attachment.
  1. Prevent loader over-turning. Always travel from stock pile to truck with the arms in a lowered position, to prevent overturning and excessive wear and tear on the machine boom pivots.
  1. Controlled lifting. Lift the arm boom in a controlled manner when machine travel speed is safe to do so on approach to the truck, to avoid losing the load or loader overturning.
  1. Controlled dumping. Always dump material in a controlled manner to ensure best placement, even distribution and unnecessary damage to the truck.
  1. Review your equipment. New technology is being refined and developed all time. Assess your resources to determine whether you have the right tools to do the job.
  1. Invest in a high dump bucket. Achieve the clearance, vision and fastest unloading times possible by upgrading from a standard to a high dump bucket.

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Loading trucks can be laborious and time-consuming work, but it doesn’t always have to be. Here are some of the best industry tips and techniques to make loading materials into a truck easier and more effective: