Top 100: Dump Truck Treads on Soft Ground

September 28, 2010

JCB 714 articulated dump truckNew to North America is JCB’s Model 714—the first of a new generation of articulated trucks. The 14-ton-capacity unit performs well in hauling applications where low ground bearing pressure is required. Its heaped capacity of 9.6 cubic yards is ideal for off-highway applications where class 8 dump trucks have traditionally been used, according to JCB. The truck features a ZF Smoothshift transmission that provides 6-speed forward automatic operation and 3-speed reverse for a maximum travel speed of 24 mph. The Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) watches all vital functions and communicates data to the operator. Estimated price: $136,900.