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Superior Truck Ramps Reduce Portable Setup Times


October 19, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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superior_truck_unloader_with_onboard_rampsOctober 19, 2012, Morris, MN – Superior
Industries offers time-saving onboard truck ramps as a new option for its line
of portable RazerTail Truck Unloaders.

superior_truck_unloader_with_onboard_rampsOctober 19, 2012, Morris, MN – Superior
Industries offers time-saving onboard truck ramps as a new option for its line
of portable RazerTail Truck Unloaders.

 

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Packaged with the machine, these onboard ramps
reduce setup time for owners by up to an hour. Without the new technology,
earthen ramps are constructed so belly and end dump trucks can access the
hopper. Over time, ramps made of earthen material can settle, requiring
maintenance. In addition, each move of a Superior or competitor brand portable
unloader requires these earthen ramps to be arranged or deconstructed; a
process requiring up to an hour to complete.

 

According to Superior, the new onboard ramps
unfold from their transport position in as little as five minutes. A loader or
forklift operator simply connects chains or straps to hooks and reverses to
initiate ramp setup. To return the ramps to a transport position, the loader or
forklift performs the same function while traveling in the opposite direction.

 

These new onboard truck ramps are available on
all model 48-inch (1200mm) and 72-inch (1800mm) RazerTail truck unloaders. The
patented machine, exclusively manufactured by Superior Industries, allows full
belly or end dump trucks to unload in as little as 90 seconds. Customers often
combine the equipment with the company’s TeleStacker Conveyor to eliminate bulk
material segregation from truck to stockpile. Other applications for the
portable truck unloader include barge, ship and railcar loading.