A new series of live-floor trailers from Titan Trailers is intended for “extreme” applications such as demolition, but weighs significantly less than models with steel floors, according to the manufacturer.
The new model uses a V-18 aluminum V-Floor unloading system from Keith Mfg. in place of the steel self unloading V-floor typically used to haul municipal solid waste, recycled materials, wood chips, construction debris, fertilizers and farm chemicals, and other abrasive materials. The V-18 floor has 18 aluminum unloading slats to “walk” freight out of the trailer, compared to nine slats used by the company's standard aluminum and steel floor systems.
The design also features a sub-deck that resists leaks and heat without floor seals prone to wear damage under extreme conditions, Titan said.
The new live-floor trailers can be used in place of steel-body dump trailers, which have a practical payload limit around 50 cubic yards and often have problems with off-balance loads on uneven work sites, the manufacturer said. A 48 ft. Titan trailer offers more than double the payload capacity - up to 130 cubic yards - while the self-unloading system maintains a sure footing for the trailer while it walks off the load, according to Titan.