Lusty EMS announced the launch of a new trailer combination named “Stag Walking Floor” on the first day of Brisbane Truck Show. The new model combines the benefits of the brand’s best-selling Stag B-Double combination and its Walking Floor® trailer. Lusty EMS says it will deliver significant benefits to waste and bulk transfer operators in the form of increased capacity, payload and profit.
On hand to discuss the innovation, MaxiTRANS General Manager of Tippers, Craig Wallace, said that the Stag Walking Floor was part of a concerted effort by the Company to provide new and exciting innovations to the waste and bulk transfer market.
Outlining the concept behind the new model, Craig said that providing returns for customers was always Lusty EMS’ main goal. “What our customers constantly advise us is that they are looking for innovations which can make their life easier and which can deliver more profits back into their business,” he said. “The Stag Walking Floor achieves both those things, coming with the ability to unload both trailers without unhooking, combined with increased capacity and lower tare weight than a standard Walking Floor B-Double.”
“Historically, B-Double Walking Floor combinations have not been popular due to the need to have to unhook the B-trailer in order to unload the A-trailer,” Craig continued. “The benefit of our popular Stag B-Double tipper combination is that the body of the A-trailer sits over the suspension, meaning in a jack-knifed position, it can be unloaded without unhooking.”
“We’ve applied that same concept to our Walking Floor model, meaning in this new model both trailers can be unloaded or ‘walked out’ without unhooking. That translates into a significant saving of time and effort, which in turn means more loads per day and more profits for the operator.”
Furthermore, Craig says that the Stag Walking Floor combination can carry 134m3, up to 44m3 greater volume over the most common alternative, a single 45 foot Walking Floor trailer, along with a notable increase also over a conventional B-Double. “It is also up to 2 tonne lighter than a standard Walking Floor B-Double, so the benefits are significant,” he claimed.
On display in Brisbane was the A-trailer of the B-Double combination, which demonstrated to visitors the smarts behind the design. “Most of the innovation is in the A-trailer,” said Craig. “Visitors to the show can see how the body sits over the suspension and where the turntable is located, which enables the ‘unload without unhooking’ functionality to be possible.”
The combination also boasted a number of features such as EBS brakes, hydraulic tarps, reversing sensors and electronic ride height, which Craig said are offered as optional extras for customers.
The display trailer belongs to Cornwall Logging, who plan to put the full combination to work directly after the show to cart woodchips and sawdust, but Craig said the possibilities for the combination extended to many other applications, including waste and refuse. “We believe that through our five leading trailer brands, MaxiTRANS is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of waste transfer solutions, many of which are on display here today,” he said. “Lusty EMS in particular is a leader in this field via its tipper, Walking Floor and hook lift solutions and the Stag Walking Floor adds further breadth to that range.”