In the recycling and agricultural industries transport in bulk (transport of unpackaged goods such as wood, slaughterhouse waste or biomass) is an everyday occurrence.
STAS makes each transport a real pleasure. It focuses on providing comfort for everyone who is in touch with trailers from STAS. This applies to the driver, who uses all the functionalities of the trailer in an ergonomic way, but also to the hauler, who send his robust and reliable STAS trailers on the road with peace of mind. The STAS walking floor trailers or moving floors, combine the practical with the pleasant for you, but also for everyone in their way. However, how does a walking floor trailer actually work?
The pleasure of a walking floor trailer
Using a walking floor trailer, transporting bulk or large quantities of packaged goods such as pallets or paper rolls, is a piece of cake. Once the trailer is loaded, the manual or automatic sheeting systems protects the payload from all weather conditions. Unloading a walking floor trailer is really a breeze. The hydraulically controlled floor system (walking floor or moving floor) moves the load outwards while the driver controls the operation from a safe distance.
The operation of a walking floor trailer
The system has a number of groupings of three floorslats. The total number of floor slats will therefore always be a multitude of three, with 21 floorslats as the established standard. When unloading the cargo, the entire floor will always move backwards. This first "stroke" ensures that the rear part of the load falls out of the walking floor trailer. Then the slats of each group pull in three separate strokes (so in turn). Because two-thirds of the floor stays put during each retraction, the load remains in place during these three strokes. Then the system is back at the end and will bump out the next part of the cargo.
In the video below you can see the operation of a walking floor trailer in action: