LOUISVILLE, KY. Here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Trail King has introduced its new Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side ASHR-C trailer—which the manufacturer said is “engineered to revolutionize how the agriculture industry hauls feed, seed, fertilizer, and other ag-related products.”
The ASHR-C features a smooth, continuous 48-in. 2-ply SBR rubber belt driven by a dual reduction planetary gearbox with heavy duty roller chain and steel Z-BAR support to “deliver fast, horizontal discharge of the load and exceptional hopper clean-out in one revolution or less.”
Trail King said the continuous belt design significantly reduces the risk of cross-contamination between loads in several ways:
· Unlike a segmented belt, a continuous belt has no voids created by overlapping belt sections where product can be trapped
· The continuous belt has a “banner” edge, or flange, along both of its outside edges. These edges, together with flashing that fits snugly against the belt flange, help prevent product leakage or build-up that can lead to cross contamination.
· A spring-loaded belt scraper on the underside of the back end of the belt also results in a cleaner, more environment-friendly operation by scraping the belt clean to reduce carry-back of product under the trailer.
· Optionally available is a second spring-loaded scraper located under the front of the trailer. This option helps prevent ice and road slush from building up on the belt under the trailer during transport. This second scraper is designed to clean the belt and prevent carry-back of environmental debris into the hopper.
Trail King said the ASHR-C is the only ag trailer to provide a “sweep seal” on its top-hinged hydraulic tailgate. Because the hopper is extended almost a full 12-in. beyond the tailgate, the tailgate swings inside the hopper walls to close-- thus “sweeping” the rubber seals into position to conform perfectly to the hopper shape. The result is a seal far superior to conventional compression seal designs.
And because the floor is controlled by an “On/Off” valve, the tailgate and other trailer components are less likely to be damaged by the operator inadvertently engaging the floor and moving the load before the tailgate is open, the manufacturer stated.
As the only ag trailer to offer full High Molecular Wear (HMW) plastic liners all the way to the top of the hopper as standard equipment, Trail King noted, the ASHR-C reduces load sticking for quicker unloading and exceptional clean-out.
The Continuous Belt Aluminum Super Hi-Lite Ag Trailer is available in a variety of models, ranging in capacities from 55 to 105 cubic yards and in overall lengths ranging from 43 to 53 ft.