The tote dumper is our newest offering to the Rendering Industry. This product will compliment the offal trailers we have been making for over 10 years now.
This trailer was built at the request of several of our existing and prospective customers that use this type of trailer in their operation. There were design issues, features, and specifications that they were not getting elsewhere, and maintenance issues that needed addressing. The Travis® Tote Dump Trailer starts with our new Wave® body, featuring smooth, extruded, double-walled sides.
Some of the unique features are:
The Wave® Body's smooth, aerodynamic sides increase fuel economy, reduce wind drag, and aid in ease of cleaning. The stronger extruded panels are solid welded in and out. The hollow wall also allows for 2 inch thick insulation if needed for freezing issues.
More Aluminum/Less Steel: An all-aluminum 15 inch I beam frame, instead of a heavy 16 inch steel frame, saves at least 750 lbs. or more. The tote bucket is all aluminum as well, saving several hundred more pounds, and neither will rust or ever need painting. With these two items alone, you will be hauling almost a ton more product, instead of non-revenue producing tare weight.
Controls: Our standard equipment list is long. It includes most features everybody wants, like the wireless radio remote control bucket operation. This is an obvious safety and cleanliness issue. The operator can stand away to better oversee the dumping operation, stay dry, and stay safely out of the way of the moving components. Some manufacturers charge $3,000 alone for this option.
All New Lifting Design: The Travis® tote design incorporates Computer Aided Designed (CAD) steel arms, hinge and much bigger cylinders that can easily lift three times the weight of others, and reach much further into the body for more uniform, evenly distributed loading.
T-Lite Suspensions: The optional Travis® exclusive T-Lite suspensions increase legal hauling capacity to 80,000 on Federal Interstate, and at least 30 states have approved the design for use on their state roads. This is 7,000 lbs. more capacity than a typical 28 foot tandem axle trailer. Do the math - that's about 15% more load, every load, every day. These suspensions add only a very small amount of weight to the overall trailer and will pay for themselves in a very short period of time with the extra 3 tons* you haul every load. (*depending on truck weight, bridge measurements, and existing trailer design).
Weight: The 30 foot trailer, with the four axles, and the aluminum frame, and aluminum bucket, weighs less than 15,000 lbs. total. This is still well below other manufacturers' tandem axle trailers.
In summary, the Travis® Tote will make you more money and will cost you less to operate.
- Less fuel.
- More payload.
- Less Maintenance.
Shouldn't you actively control those things that you are able to, to the best of your ability? You can't control the price of fuel, but you can affect how much you use. You may not be able to increase your rates at will, but you can become 15% more efficient. Let us know how we can help you with your specific application. This trailer can be made longer, shorter, and higher, with dozens of other options available. The bucket can be modified to suit your operation. Let us design one for you. We have a blank sheet of paper ready to go.