A slinger truck, also known as a stone slinger, conveyor truck, or rock slinger, is a specialized construction vehicle designed to transport and accurately place aggregates like gravel, sand, and soil at construction sites. The key feature of a slinger truck is its integrated conveyor system, which can quickly and precisely disperse materials in a controlled manner over a considerable distance.
Slinger trucks are commonly used in various construction projects, such as foundation backfilling, pipeline bedding, landscaping, road construction, and erosion control. The ability to disperse materials from a distance helps reduce labor costs, increases efficiency, and minimizes the risk of injury to workers.
These trucks are typically built on a heavy-duty chassis and come equipped with a large storage container for holding the aggregates. The conveyor system is mounted on a hydraulically operated boom, which can be extended, retracted, and rotated to place materials precisely where needed. The operator controls the conveyor system from a remote control station, allowing for adjustments in real-time.