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High Speed Unloading with a WALKING FLOOR® unloading system

Question:
How do you unload faster with a WALKING FLOOR® unloading system?

Answer:
Increase the oil flow. The RFII -DXE unloading system is designed for up to 60 gallon of oil per minute. At that oil flow the RFII - DXE is capable of unloading a 45 ft (13.3 meter) trailer is 3 minutes. However, KEITH recommends 45 gallon per minute which is 15 gallon per minute more than competing system can handle.

Question:
Why can KEITH handle more oil flow than other systems?

Answer:
Design!
1) The drive frame is designed to divide the unloading forces between each end of the drive unit.
2) The cylinders are designed to reduce flexing during the unload process. The cylinders are structural members of the drive frame. The floor is moved by the cylinder barrel instead of the piston rod. The cylinder barrels are wider and subject to less flexing. As an example, would you walk across a bridge constructed of one 1X1 wood board or a bridge made of one 4x4 wood board? Which board flexes less? The 4x4 of course. That is the principle behind using the cylinder barrels instead of the piston rods. Inaddition, all cylinders on a KEITH system are identical and interchangeable. That is not true of other unloading systems.

Question:
How long has the RFII - DXE been unloading fast?

Answer:
Since 1985.

Question:
I have a trailer with a RFII drive and it does not unload that fast, why?

Answer:
It is not set up correctly. A hydraulic power unit on your tractor set up for a dump truck or dump body will not unload a moving floor trailer properly. You must have the right wet kit to run fast and it must pump a minimum of 45 gallon of oil per minute.

Question:
Doesn't the moving floor system take to long to unload because of cleaning the floor after it is done unloading?

Answer:
It depends on how important a clean floor is to your operation. Some operations never clean the floor because of short trips and it is not important to their operation. Other trailer operators use clean out systems that clean the floor as it unloads. Their are three systems in use for floor clean out. 1) Cleen Sweep. This is a tarp and winch system. 2) Euro Moving Headboard. This is an aluminum board with wipers and a tarp that moves on rail with casters as the load moves. It can have a winch pull it back to the bulk head or it can be pushed back. 3) Clean Out Board. This is a stand alone board with a tarp and shaped like a triangle. It moves with the load and a winch pulls it back to the front of the trailer.

If these clean out systems are used, there is no need to spend time to clean the trailer after it is unloaded. The trailer operator can get back on the road faster.

WALKING FLOOR® only by KEITH®
WALKING FLOOR® is a product, brand and trademark of KEITH Mfg

http://www.keithwalkingfloor.com





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