KEITH Manufacturing Co. has worked to adapt its WALKING FLOOR technology to the needs of haulers. The latest invention for the company’s trailer unloader is the steel, J-MAX floor slat for highly abrasive materials. The new slat provides the versatility to haul a wide variety of materials, including municipal solid waste, salt, mulch and glass, according to KEITH.
The new J-MAX steel floor system is designed for longer wear when unloading abrasive material.
“A key benefit of the J-MAX floor is the product diversity that operators can unload,” says Mike Robinson, sales director at KEITH Manufacturing Co. “The ability to back haul can double the efficiency of your trailer, so a floor slat that handles a variety of materials is a big plus.”
Constructed of roll formed high strength steel, the J-MAX floor system has a longer slat life than standard aluminum flooring. The unique “J”-shaped seal reduces material from sifting through the floor, making it a good choice for hauling sand, gravel and wood waste.
Trailers equipped with KEITHWALKING FLOOR systems offer several advantages, including fast unloading and the ability to unload without tipping. A series of hydraulically driven floor slats horizontally “walk” material out the rear of the trailer, providing a safer unloading system than dump trailers.
In addition to the J-MAX floor, KEITH offers a variety of slat profiles, including aluminum IMPACT designs and the rugged V-FLOOR system. Factors such as material abrasion, how the trailer will be loaded and if the trailer needs to support forklift traffic should be considered when choosing a flooring type. “Operators need to match the flooring with the material,” adds Robinson.