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Versatile horizontal unloading for trailers

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Keith Mfg. Co. will present its Walking Floor technology, which results in a safer, more efficient and versatile trailer, according to the company.

The Walking Floor system serves as the flooring of a trailer and is a self-unloading system. This “moving floor” unloader is made of a series of floor slats, which are powered by a hydraulic drive. As the floor cycles through its phases, material is conveyed or unloaded.

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“Designed to handle a variety of bulk products, including biomass and wood waste, Keith Walking Floor systems offer many benefits over conventional tipper trailers. The horizontal unloading action of a moving floor system eliminates many of the hazards of using tipping trailers to unload products in the field. Trailers with Walking Floor systems can safely unload on uneven ground; provide a controlled material discharge; and can unload in windy conditions. There is no risk of hitting overhead power cables or trees during unloading.

“Unloading speed can be regulated, allowing for controlled material flow out of the trailer. It also allows for delivery of partial loads or loads at multiple locations. Trailers can also unload adjacent to other equipment, which is not recommended for tipping trailers due to the increased risk of overturning the trailer.”

For information, visit IWF booth No. 4967 and www.keithwalkingfloor.com.

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