Extra runs instead of empty runs - Study 2017
With the new Flexcover Combi Plus prototype, we present another flexible transportation system to add to our Industrial & Agriculture product range. Following on from the Flexcover Combi for tipping trailers, the focus is now on avoiding “empty runs”. The Flexcover Combi Plus solution features an aluminium truck tipper body with a modular extension incorporating a flexible storage bag to allow alternate journeys with liquids and solids.
Without the extension, the truck tipper body offers a volumetric capacity of approx. 50 m³ for solid bulk materials. The new system – in which the standard tailgate is replaced by a pump installation and storage bag – allows the alternate transportation of solids and liquids without conversion. Use of a high-strength PVC membrane with high chemical resistance enables the container to accommodate not only liquid manure, but also liquid fertilisers, pesticides, brine solutions and many other liquids. The installed system entails no reduction in the volumetric capacity of the tipper body for solids. The volume tailgate adds approx. 50 cm to the truck body length, thereby ensuring that it remains compact and manoeuvrable. The volume tailgate is quick and easy to dismantle for replacement by a standard tailgate that frees up an additional payload of 1,000 kg.
- Flexible storage tank, roll-out by pumping system, roll-up hydraulically
- Partition makes vehicle suitable for solids transportation
- Remote control open/close tailgate, fill/empty
- Manure agitation function
- Gate valve system for filling and emptying with external pump
- Visual and acoustic „Container full“ signal
- Swivel coupling, 6“ feed pipes
- Börger FL1036 pump – 6,000 l/min (MIP casing liners and weight optimization)
- Additional, automatically opening, standard aluminium tailgate with slider and dust bag
- Support legs for both tailgate models
Features flexible storage tank
- PVC coated woven fabrik, increased UV-resistant finish
- High resistance to damage by flexing; no cracks after 100,000 flexures
- Temperature stability - 30° C up to + 70° C
- Chemically resistant against liquid manure, acid, ammonium nitrate and others
The transport combination Flexcover Combi Plus solves the tasks of to date two vehicles – a great economic and ecological benefit. Tipping of the trailer is not affected by the volume tailgate, in addition, the tailgate can be opened over 90° degree without difficulty to unload solids. This gives the opportunity to transport pallets, straw or other unit loads. For seasonal transports, such as sugar beet roots, the volume tailgate is easily and efficiently replaced by the standard tailgate. Thereby, maximum load capacity increases about 1,000 kg. Another benefit of the system is the low loading height of approx. 3.60 m.