INDIANAPOLIS. After spending more than 45 years perfecting the horizontal unloading of a full-size semi-trailer, KEITH introduced the WalkBox horizontal unloader, right-sized for small truck chassis, at the Work Truck Show.
The KEITH WalkBox horizontal unloader is a moving floor system installed on a standard cab-chassis, designed to be a safe, convenient and versatile unloader. It incorporates WALKING FLOOR technology, which is a series of floor slats powered by a hydraulic drive that “walks” material out the back of the truck body, with no tipping. Unlike a typical dump or tipping unit, the WalkBox system safely unloads under utility cables and trees, as well as inside buildings.
“It’s a perfect unloader for anyone working in industries such as landscaping or delivering shavings for animal bedding,” says KEITH sales representative Jeremy York. “You can drive right into a building where the load needs to be. There’s no need to worry about the bed tipping up catching power lines or trees.”
With a five ton load capacity, the WalkBox system handles bulk, baled and palletized goods. Because the horizontal unloading can be controlled, unlike the all-or-nothing action of a dump box, the WalkBox system can consistently meter material out the back or deliver partial loads. The Manual Clean Sweep Tarp System automatically empties the material, meaning no need for a broom.
The WalkBox unloader installs onto virtually any truck chassis and is ideal for uses in landscaping, farming, nurseries, golf courses, road maintenance and any other application where a smaller footprint is needed. In ecologically sensitive areas, the WalkBox can deliver sand, gravel and fill that cannot be served by larger vehicles.