Truck Dump Project

Swanton Welding fabricated two truck dump platforms. These are used in various industries where semi or other large trucks are driven onto a platform for unloading.  After securing the truck, the platform is raised high into the air, and the load on the truck is transferred via gravity into a bin or hopper.

Our client builds a lot of these, so this was not necessarily new to them.

Swanton was a top choice to complete the work due to our proximity to their job site which is in Michigan. When completed, these truck dumps are very large. Swanton Welding was at a significant advantage over other competitors who were further away, which would cost more for delivery.


Start Date

February 17, 2017

Completion Date

June 15, 2017




Structural Steel and Deck Plate

Fabrication Methods

The project had a lot of:


Laser cutting

Press Braking

Beam Line work

Extensive Welding

Finishing Details

The units were sandblasted and painted with a High Solids paint system. All unwelded joints were caulked to keep water from getting in.


Each platform is: 92’-0"L X 16’-0"W X 7’-0"H


54,000 LBS

Special Notes

Due to the large nature of the finished project, for delivery, we needed a special trailer, permits, and escorts.