Walking floor vs tipper pros and cons

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by xairx, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. xairx

    xairx Light Load Member

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    Can yo uh guys give me the pros and cons from your experience?

    Also, can walking floor be used as a tipper or is that a no no?
     
  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I what you are calling a tipper is one of the ramps they stand your rig up with to dump it out the back, then yes they can and do do that with walking floors in some places. It is faster than walking it out.

    Virtually anything that can be hauled in a van can be hauled in a walking floor, and if you throw a tarp down under the front two pallets, you can walk the load back to where a forklift can get it where there is no dock.
     
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  3. BIF MALIBU

    BIF MALIBU Medium Load Member

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    Our trailers have a second landing gear for use on the tipper
    The second gear is over the platform while the first one is not
    Some trailers have one set of landing gear and we don't dump them
    Sometimes we can't crank the second gear down and they dump just fine but I don't make a habit of it
    WE ALWAYS DUMP THE AIRBAGS WHEN DUMPING OUR LIVE FLOORS
     
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