In a typical waste collection operation, fleet maintenance and fuel are the most expensive operational costs. Keeping these costs under control is essential to maintaining a profitable business. It is the responsibility of trailer manufacturers to provide the industry with new and innovative products that can help to reduce maintenance, structural repair and fuel costs.
Some trailer manufacturers provide lightweight aluminium post and panel, tippers and walking floors to assist waste haulers to achieve greater profit through fuel savings and increased payload volume.
Titan Trailers Inc.’s “THINWALL” design has taken the aluminium waste hauling trailer has an innovative design made entirely of tough extruded aluminium, which is proven to provide substantial savings to waste haulers using both walking floors and/or tipper trailers. This proven design can save companies up to 15 per cent on fuel costs. The unique sidewall construction creates up to 10 per cent more bulk capacity over a post and panel trailer.
The Thinwall has patented hollow core ribbed panels that are fully welded inside and out and is constructed from extrusion grade (6061-T6) to give them a 35 per cent better wear factor than an aluminum sheet trailer. This design incorporates a 5 1/4-inch aluminium I-beam cross member welded directly to the sidewall to create the strongest box in the industry.
The horizontally positioned panel design provides maximum flexing over rough terrain and the hollow core sidewall design virtually eliminates external dents, allowing companies to proudly display their company colours and logos.
THINWALL waste trailers have a heavy-duty tapered top rail to shed material inward, ensuring material is not left sitting on the top rail. Extra features of the walking floors include aluminium 1/4-inch fenders to protect the walking floor system from grit contamination and dirt deflectors to eliminate premature wear on walking floor bearings.