Innovative walking floor trailer to debut at Tip-Ex23 April 2012
At this year's Harrogate Tip-Ex show, at the end of May, trailer manufacturer Martrans will show its latest design of 11m walking floor trailer, said to incorporate additional features to improve performance.
First shown at Tip-Ex last year, the Martrans walking floor trailer now features the Keith-designed 'Clean Sweep' system, which cleans the interior trailer floor following discharge of the load.
Other features include a revised rear door design, which provides increased clearance, claimed to provide for easier discharge, as well as modified safety kit that allow operators to bypass the automatic system more easily, if required.
The trailer also has reworked trailer floor sealing – and, the coup de grace, trailer tare weight has now been reduced to 7,900kgs.
"These trailers are ideally suited for the discharging of loose loads, such as sand and gravel, or alternatively for high temperature applications, including tarmac and asphalt," says Chris Berridge, managing director of Martrans parent company Paneltex.
"They eliminate the need for a tipping trailer, yet they can carry up to 27 tonnes of payload – a significant increase in comparison with a typical eight-wheel rigid tipper truck."
The 11m Martrans trailer chassis to be shown at Tip-Ex has been fitted with an Aliweld double skinned body, which uses a hydraulic rear door, and a double-skinned hydraulic sheeting system, which typically keeps loads such as asphalt at the correct temperature for up to six hours.
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