With the revamping truck trend being the talk of town, as a company, are you thinking of buying some garbage trucks in sale? If yes, then this article is definitely for you and if not, then you might get some insights on buying the right used trucks in a sale.
While many buyers limit their selection of trucks merely on the basis of their outer appearance, it’s the condition of controls on the dashboard that needs to be the primary criteria for buying a used garbage truck. Sounds weird? Well, there’s a simple logic behind this consideration. While your truck carries out all the command based operations, the real command givers are these tiny buttons on the dashboard that control the movements of a humongous truck.
It’s true that a lot of jargons and technical terms goes behind defining the function and names of these controls but since most of us lack the expertise, let’s simplify the basic functions of the controls to understand their role in the successful operation of a truck. Read on!
- Fuel Gauge: This gauge is an indicator for the amount of diesel that a vehicle has. In the absence of an efficient fuel gauge, it might be difficult for the driver to determine the level of diesel in a truck.
- Ignition Switch: The ignition switch supplies the power for the functioning of an entire system. It channelizes the supply of current from the battery to the starter of the engine. A faulty ignition switch can prove hazardous for a vehicle and hence, as far as possible in case of a faulty ignition switch resort to a professional help.
- Engine Oil Pressure: The main function of engine oil pressure is to monitor the oil pressure which needs to between 30-70 pounds per square inch. If the pressure crosses the mark of 70pounds per square inch, it can lead to a severe engine damage.
- Tachometer: A tachometer controls the engine’s speed by indicating the rate of revolution of a shaft per minute.
- Temperature Gauges: Temperature gauge is equipped to monitor the temperature of an engine coolant. A high reading on the gauge indicates overheating which might be caused due to a leak or damage of your system while a low gauge reading in spite of the engine being warmed up might indicate damage of the temperature gauge. Likewise, the pyrometer facilitates an early warning of potential engine damage.
- Air Pressure: Comprising of primary and secondary gauges, the air pressure monitoring provides efficient functioning of air brake systems. Any fall in pressure below 90 increases the possibility of accidents.
- Additional warning lights: Alternator Check Light, Check Engine Light, Tire inflation light, Oil level warning lights, high bean light, water level warning lights, low air warning lights, charging circuit warning lights are some of the additional warning lights available on the dashboard.
- Throttle: Used to control the speed of an engine, the throttle is specifically used to keep the engine warm when the weather outside is extremely cold. However, in modern trucks instead of traditional throttle, electronic cruise control is being used.
- Speedometer: The Speedometer indicates the present speed of the truck. The speed can either be expressed in miles per hour or in kilometers per hour.
While there may be additional controls on the truck’s dashboard, depending upon its size or the objective behind its design, the above mentioned controls belong to a standard category and are definitely found on the dashboard of almost every truck.
Still, if you feel that we have missed out on any control then feel free to share the insights through your comments.