A Dump Truck for the 21st Century
For more than a century "tipper" trucks—so called for their ability to lift their cargo beds at an angle that allows their contents to empty without manual intervention—have helped construction crews haul heavy building materials, including tons of asphalt and gravel at a time. The typical model of tipper seen on construction sites worldwide is the dump truck, which uses a hydraulic lift to raise one end of its cargo bed high into the air while its contents slide out of the back or to the side. Munich-based truck maker F.X. Meiller GmbH & Co KG has seen the future of construction hauling, and it is a sleek all-wheel drive tipper capable of dumping on all four directions.
Chinese transportation designer Haishan Deng created a series of concept drawings depicting what Meiller's new "super tipper" truck in action that won him a 2007 red dot award for product design from Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, an institution formed in 1955 to promote industrial design aesthetics. Inspired by the movement of quadruped animals, Deng designed the super tipper with independent suspension arms that absorb uneven terrain better than conventional dump trucks.
No word yet on when Meiller plans to build these tippers or how much they will cost, but Deng says the truck's six engines and battery system will be the priciest parts. A scaled-down prototype is scheduled to be on display May 17-20 in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Dumper trucks also known as tipper trucks are widely used across the construction and mining industry for the handling of heavy materials. These trucks are equipped with an open-box hinged at the rear which can be put in use for handling and dumping of materials.
The market for truck dumper is expected to show a nominal growth on account of the constantly growing construction and mining industry around the globe. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have led to a boom in the construction activities especially across the developing economies of the world such as India, China, and Brazil among others. Furthermore, the booming infrastructural development in various economies of the world due the impressive economic growth has led to the development and up-gradation of the commercial infrastructure as well, which in turn is projected to augment the demand for dumper trucks. The growing demand for minerals has also led to an upsurge in the activities across the mining sector globally, thus, a significant growth in the investments in the mining sector in the major developing economies is further widening up the opportunities for the manufacturers over the next five years. Additionally, the constant participation by the major manufacturers operating under the market are playing a significant role in shaping up the global dumper truck market growth throughout the forecast period. Major players are heavily investing in R&D and are further launching new vehicles with advanced features to meet the growing requirements of the end-users.
However, the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease is projected to negatively impact the growth during the short run as the temporary halt in the construction activities has led to a decline in the demand by the end-users. Also, the temporary suspension of manufacturing activities across the automotive sector due to a decline in demand is also inhibiting the market growth during a short period of six to eight months. Also, the longer average lifespan of these trucks coupled with the growing acceptance of pre-owned fleet are also considered to be some of the major factors that are expected to hamper the demand for the new fleet by the fleet owners as well, thereby expiated to negatively impact the market growth in the coming years.
Booming Investments in Infrastructure Development Is Driving the Growth
Infrastructure is considered as one of the most essential areas where truck dumper parts are used widely either for waste handling or material handling. Impressive economic growth in several countries around the globe has led the government to take various initiatives to the development of commercial infrastructure. Thus, an increase in the number of construction projects globally will bolster the demand for dumper trucks during the next five years. In the major emerging economies such as India and China urbanization and industrialization have led to an upsurge in the construction activities. According to the statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,the infrastructure investment in road, rail, and air have increased significantly over the past years in the world’s fastest-growing economies, India and China.
The above figure represents the infrastructure spending in India and China which covers the spending done on new transport construction and also the improvement of the existing transport infrastructure. Thus, a significant increase in the construction of transport infrastructure is also playing a major role in widening up the opportunities for the key market players during the next five years as investments in the infrastructure represents a significant growth of the transport industry as it requires the construction of new roads, highways, airports, and others.