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Continuous-Belt Ag Trailer

Posted: August 1, 2014

Trail King’s ASHR-C ag trailer

Trail King says its new Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite rolled-side ag trailer (ASHR-C) 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., two-ply SBR rubber belt driven by a dual-reduction planetary gearbox with heavy-duty roller chain and steel Z-BAR support for fast, horizontal discharge of the load and hopper clean-out in one revolution or less.

This continuous-belt design is said to reduce the risk of cross-contamination between loads in several ways. First, unlike a segmented belt, a continuous belt has no voids created by overlapping belt sections where product can be trapped. Second, Trail King says its 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. Also available as an option is a second spring-loaded scraper, located under the front of the trailer, useful in colder climates where ice and road slush can build 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.

Because the hopper of the ASHR-C is extended almost a full 12 in. beyond the tailgate, the tailgate swings inside the hopper walls to close, sweeping the rubber seals into position to conform perfectly to the hopper shape. The result is a strong seal.

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 new trailer is available in a variety of models, ranging in capacities from 55-105 cubic yards and overall lengths of 43 to 53 ft.

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