Trail King updates material-hauling trailers

Trail King updates material-hauling trailers

Trail King unveiled the latest updates to its Steel Side Dump and Bottom Dump trailers at CONEXPO.

Trail King recently announced updates to two of its material-hauling trailers. The new Steel Side Dump and the Bottom Dump products were both showcased at the CONEXPO 2023 tradeshow.

The two-piece rolled design of the Steel Side Dump tub delivers “a fast, stable unloading process ensuring materials are dumped further away and eliminating carry back,” the company notes. According to Trail King, the Steel Side Dump consists of frame I-beams constructed of one-piece web and flange material.

The company says other key details include:

  • An abrasion-resistant two-pieced rolled tub constructed of 6mm Hardox 450. The round bottom delivers a fast unloading process that eliminates carry back, the company says.
  • An additional center tub pivot.
  • Standard removable drop-in kingpin, greaseless bushings, remote cylinder grease lines and bolt-on parts.
  • The new tub geometry increases tub-to-truck clearance when dumping, improves cycle stability and provides better rear-view visibility and component protection, the company says. 
  • Rugged, flexible, impact-resistant plastic rounded fenders (front and rear) shed falling debris to protect both the trailer and wheels and the improved tarp and truck fender clearance increases durability, the company says.

The Bottom Dump, according to the company’s press release, is engineered to be lighter, yet rugged and strong, and the lightweight cross-bracing and gusset design minimizes the twisting and flexing in critical stress areas while delivering maximum weight savings.

The company says other key details include:

  • A spherical, full oscillating fifth-wheel plate with a chrome brushed design.
  • Bolt-on parts including the windrow deflector, fender backets and light boxes.
  • The addition of a 60-gallon air reservoir.
  • An 11-ft. 6-in. clam with an overlapping knife edge.
  • Continuous hopper slopes with a 54×99-in. hopper opening deliver. 
  • The heavy-duty gate stop increases productivity and greater output with fast cycle times and a recently modified gate limit setting, the company says. It has six adjustable locations.
  • A sloped top rail allows material to shed, reducing areas of buildup and helping to prevent corrosion, the company says. The Bottom Dump has a one-piece unitized hopper and frame design.

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