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Sidewinder Is an All-Season Dump Body

Tue September 20, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The DuraClass 3 to 4 cu. yd. (2.3 to 3 cu m) Sidewinder dump body is designed for standard dump use, as well as winter snow and ice control. The 3 to 4 cu. yd. Sidewinder is designed for medium duty truck applications and complements the larger 5 to 14 cu. yd. (3.8 to 10.7 cu m) capacity DuraClass Sidewinder dump bodies. With its compact size, the 3 to 4 cu. yd. Sidewinder increases maneuverability on narrow roads and in metropolitan areas, while minimizing clearance concerns, according to the manufacturer.

The body sidewall is shaped into a continuous top rail, side and running board configuration, eliminating the outside seam weld below the top rail, preventing moisture and freeze problems. The DuraClass Sidewinder contains high quality construction including COR-TEN steel, a heavy-duty box braced tailgate, full depth corner posts with additional support added to the right rear post and continuous 100 percent welding on the body. The DuraClass Sidewinder also can be built with stainless steel and HARDOX and is fully customizable for municipal and commercial construction needs.

The DuraClass Sidewinder’s understructure is a stacked structural steel design with channel crossmembers and I-beam long members. Front mounted inverted telescopic hoist with hard chrome plated sleeves eliminates the need for a cylinder housing inside of the body and minimizes cylinder contamination.

The body is easily prepared for unexpected early or late snowfalls and can be used for mid-winter construction events, such as water main breaks, without having to remove sanding equipment. The 3 to 4 cu. yd. Sidewinder delivers salt/sand to the front of the truck’s rear tires through a conveyor system, providing added traction for traveling up and down hilly terrain. The unit’s low profile allows for safe traveling in minimum clearance areas such as under power lines, areas with low tree branches or under bridges. The unit is able to spread sand or salt up to 25 ft. (7.6 m) — the width of two full traffic lanes — with continuous feed from the dump body.

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