October 25, 2019
Walking floor trailers are unique devices that make loading and unloading easy. You may run a delivery company, or you might manage a business that moves loose products every day. These trailers may life easier for you and your staff. Plus, these trailers are designed in a few different styles depending on what you need. Read more to learn how walking floor trailers will streamline your deliveries.
1. Walking Floor Trailers Are Unique
You might use a traditional dry van trailer or flatbed trailer for your deliveries, but these trailers do not have a walking floor. Smaller trailers with ramps do not help you move your products, and long trailers force your staff to carry products on and off the trailers during each delivery.
A walking floor trailer can move your products using the conveyor belt that is built-in. You can turn on the conveyor belt at any time, and you can run the conveyor belt in either direction. Boxes can be placed on the belt, or the conveyor belt might be used to move loose items like dirt, soil, and sod.
2. Walking Floor Trailers Are Safe
Walking floor trailers are designed with a motor and operation box on the side of the trailer. Your driver must get out of the truck to turn on the belt, and it can be turned off at any time. If you are working with a team, your driver can stay at the motor while the crew unloads the truck. The same is true if the crew is loading the truck. The conveyor belt makes the process much easier.
The conveyor belt shuts off if it detects any resistance, and you unhook the power to clean the conveyor belt at the end of a long week.
3. You Can Dump Large Loads Or Dirt Or Soil
You can dump large loads or dirt and soil anywhere that you want. These loads can be pushed onto a conveyor belt, and the belt will dump the soil or dirt outside the truck. If the driver wants to inch the truck forward, you can fill a hole or create a line of soil/dirt. Your clients may have specific needs, or they may not want to create the massive mound that a tipper trailer would make.
4. Plumbing, Appliances, and HVAC Companies Need A Conveyor Belt
Plumbers, appliance delivery companies, and HVAC companies can use conveyor belt trailers to move large loads to the front or back. When the walking floor is running, you can guide large appliances or air conditioners to the back of the trailer where a lift may lower them to the ground.
If you are picking up junk items or removing old appliances, you can set the unit on the conveyor belt, turn on the walking floor, and move that unit to the back of the truck. Your staff may have a hard time handling these devices on their own, and the conveyor belt makes their work much easier. Plus, a conveyor belt ramp will sit on the ground and pull devices into the trailer.
5. Conveyor Belts Save Money
The walking floor saves your company money on each move or delivery. Your staff does not need to spend time unstrapping dollies in the trailer, preparing to lift heavy loads, or potentially dropping these loads mid-transit. The conveyor belts can be set to a slow speed so that they are easy to use, and the conveyor belt cut down on delivery times.
If you are delivering items to a recycling center, you need to move on so that you can handle other pickups or deliveries. The conveyor belt or walking floor makes it easier to get the job done, and you do not waste man-hours that could have been used to handle another delivery.
The walking floor trailer that you have chosen for your business will make everything you do much more efficient. Your employees are much safer because they are not tasked with carrying heavy loads long distances, and the conveyor belt can be used to quickly unload lose products like dirt and soil. If you have not considered a walking floor trailer, you must consider spending extra money on a better trailer.