Iepieleaks is not only about truck- and van news, sometimes there is interesting trailernews. Like this innovative new Kraker Trailer. In The Netherlands we’ve seen them on test for some time now, the Cargo Bagging trailers.
It is a clean and easy unloading and storing system for catle food. This efficient way of unloading, in which at the same time, the cargo is pressed into an evenly pressed roll wrapped in plastic, is called “cargo bagging”. To be able to do this, a so-called “cargo bagging-unit” is required. This unit can be ordered as an extra option for certain types of Kraker moving floor trailers. Not every trailer is suitable for it: since the cargo bagging unit is partially hanging behind the trailer, the maximum total length of the trailer would be exceeded for standard dimensions.
Kraker Trailers has delivered various trailers with cargo bagging unit. This concerned trailers with a hydraulic tailgate, in which the tailgate should first be opened before the unloading and packing process can be initiated.
Cargo bagging is mainly in (cattle)feed. It is important for the product to be unloaded evenly and in a controlled manner, in order to obtain a proper roll. In order to realize this the driver should be able to control the delivery process, this is achieved by means of a so-called (asphalt brake, which the trailer allows the cargo to push it forward during the unloading process).
The hydraulic system of the pulling vehicle should be adjusted, in order to be able to steer the worm gears in the bagging unit.
Cargo bagging is more expensive than ensilage again, but in practice, this added price is quickly earned back due to labour savings. In addition, the quality of the product is preserved for a longer period of time, for instance because the liquid doesn’t escape or accumulates at a certain place.
Currently, Kraker Trailers is developing a trailer that combines the unit with standard rear doors. In this design, the 7-fold jackscrew is located at the bottom of the trailer, due to which the part of the Cargobagger protruding behind the trailer consists of nothing but the jackscrews.
Of course, the unit has CE-certification and meets European regulations regarding lighting.