LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trail King has come out with a new continuous belt agricultural trailer it says will lessen the risk of cross-contamination, while improving efficiency for ag haulers.
The Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side Ag Trailer, or ASHR-C, was designed to haul feed, seed, fertilizer and other agricultural products, including small grains such as flaxseed, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The trailer features a 48-inch, two-ply rubber belt, which is unsegmented, reducing the risk of cross-contamination, Rick Farris, vice-president of sales and marketing with Trail King announced. Also, the belt has a “banner” edge, or flange, along both of its outside edges, which helps prevent product leakage.
A spring-loaded belt scraper on the underside of the back end of the belt also contributes to a cleaner environment, Farris added. Customers can also spec’ a second spring-loaded scraper, located under the front of the trailer, which Farris said can help further reduce carry-back in colder climates.
The ASHR-C, said Farris, is also the only ag trailer to provide a “sweep seal” on its top-hinged hydraulic tailgate. Since the hopper extends about 12 inches beyond the tailgate, the tailgate swings inside the hopper walls to close, sweeping the rubber seals into position and providing a better seal than conventional compression seal designs, the company says.
The trailer continues to offer the smooth “rolled side” design offered in other Trail King continuous belt models.
Capacities range from 55-105 cubic yards with overall lengths of 43-53 feet.