What type of trailer?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by TNSquire, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. TNSquire

    TNSquire Medium Load Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Decatur, TN
    Friends, driving into town this morning, I saw an MBI trailer leaving the landfill that I've never seen before.
    It was and end dump, but the body was a cylinder.
    I'm very curious as to how it works and what it's function is, and what it's used for.
    The rear gate flips up, presumably to dump the contents. I noted that when the driver turned the corner and the gate wasn't secured, and it opened slightly.
    Anyone familiar with this type trailer?
    Inquiring minds wanna know...
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  3. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Trying to get better fuel mileage….. it’s all areo to guide air smoothly over trailer
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  4. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Heavy Load Member

    Mar 12, 2020
    They are just aluminum trash trailers. If you look close on the nose at the top there’s a series of holes to allow ventilation as well. I thought they were some
    sort of sludge trailer or something when I first saw them. I asked an MBI guy at upper Sandusky pilot one day. He said the cylinder shape is supposed to be more aerodynamic and less likely to snag stuff during loading/dumping than the standard square trash boxes and does away with having to tarp the boxes as they’re all enclosed.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2023
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  5. TNSquire

    TNSquire Medium Load Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Decatur, TN
    @LTL Bull
    Thanks for that info bro...
    Mama and I were discussing it d extensively yesterday, and couldn't for the life of us figure it out.
    I hope it works well for them.
    Definitely an interesting way to go about it.
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