Designed to handle a variety of bulk products, KEITH’s WALKING FLOOR® systems offer many benefits over conventional tipper trailers.
KEITH® has adapted its proven WALKING FLOOR® technology to the aggregate and asphalt industries, resulting in a safer, more efficient and versatile trailer.
The horizontal unloading action of a moving floor system eliminates many of the hazards of using tipping trailers to unload products in the field. Several factors can cause tippers to become unstable when raised for tipping. A road surface that is not level, material that shifts or does not evenly unload and wind gusts – all can contribute to overturned trailers.
Trailers with WALKING FLOOR® systems safety unload on uneven ground; provide a controlled material discharge; and can unload in windy conditions. In addition, these trailers can unload adjacent to other equipment, which is not recommended for tipping trailers due to the increased risk of overturning the trailer.
Another benefit of unloading trailers with a WALKING FLOOR® system is that there is no risk of hitting overhead power cables or trees during unloading. Trailers can also unload in tunnels, under bridges and inside buildings.
A trailer outfitted with a WALKING FLOOR® unloader provides operators with flexible unloading options. Unloading can be stopped or slowed as needed, allowing for the delivery of partial loads or loads at multiple locations. The systems also handle a variety of bulk materials, from abrasive products such as aggregate to lighter materials like wood chips. This provides operators with nearly unlimited backhauling opportunities.
WALKING FLOOR® technology is a horizontal loading and unloading system. While in motion, the floor slats remain horizontal, reciprocating sequentially and then in unison to convey the load. KEITH® has more than 40 years of experience engineering trailer unloading solutions for our customers. All systems are backed by a standard two-year warranty on hydraulic components.
For more information on KEITH® WALKING FLOOR® products and its international locations, visit this website or talk to Zyggy Reinoga on 0404 041 883.