How to Pick Right Tilt Trucks for Your Business?

Self-dumping hoppers and tilt trucks' primary purpose is to collect and transport materials, scrap, and trash like steel, plastic, cardboard, and other materials. So, to pick the right self-dumping hopper and tilt truck for your business, it's vital to take into account the following three important factors:

  • Material
  • Size
  • Frame design




The type of material should always be your primary priority while selecting tilt trucks for your industry. Usually, tilt trucks are available in three different materials:

  1. Polyethylene tilt trucks are:
  • lightweight
  • rigid
  • have high strength
  • easy to clean
  • leakproof
  • corrosion-resistant


  1. Structural form self-dumping hoppers/tilt trucks are:
  • lightweight
  • include a frameless design
  • ergonomically shaped handles
  • rigid
  • easy to clean
  • leakproof
  • corrosion-resistant
  • used in food processing facilities


  1. Steel Tilt Trucks are:
  • used for heavy-weight bulky materials transportation.
  • Usually used at construction sites.



Tilt trucks are available in many sizes. The more cubic space, the more tilt truck can collect the waste. The size of tilt trucks can vary from 1/2 cubic yards to 2-1/2 cubic yards.

  1. Small: ¼, ½, ¾ cubic yards ideal for
  • metal shards
  • small trash
  • automotive parts waste


  1. Medium: 1, 1-1/2, 2 cubic yards ideal for
  • Wood
  • Sheet metal trash waste


  1. Large: 3, 4, 5, 6 cubic yards ideal for
  • Pallets
  • Appliances
  • Doors
  • oversized lumber waste

No doubt, as the cubic capacity gets larger, so does the weight capacity. For example, structural foam and polyethylene self-dumping hoppers and tilt trucks can hold up to 2000 lbs. of weight. At the same time, steel tilt trucks can surpass these weights, usually the gauge of the steel.


Application Guidelines

  • Small: ¼, ½, ¾ cubic yards – Ideal for metal shards, small trash, automotive parts waste, and more.
  • Medium: 1, 1-1/2, 2 cubic yards – Ideal for Wood and Sheet metal trash waste and more.
  • Large: 3, 4, 5, 6 cubic yards – Ideal for Pallets, appliances, doors, oversized lumber waste, and more.


So, these are the some things that you need to keep in mind while buying platform trucks.