Buying a new cement trailer can be a significant investment for any business, so it's important to do your research and make an informed decision. Here are some key steps to guide you through the process:
1. Determine your needs: Consider your specific requirements for the pneumatic trailer, such as the volume of cement to be transported, the frequency of use, and the type of terrain it will be traveling on. Knowing your needs will help you select the right size, configuration, and features for your trailer.
2. Choose a reputable manufacturer: Look for manufacturers with a strong reputation for quality and reliability. Check online reviews and ratings, and ask for recommendations from industry peers.
3. Compare prices and features: Once you have identified a few reputable manufacturers, compare their prices and features. Consider factors such as capacity, axle configuration, suspension type, and discharge system.
4. Evaluate durability and maintenance: Look for a trailer that is built to withstand the demands of heavy use and adverse weather conditions. Consider the materials used in construction, as well as the ease of maintenance and repair.
5. Consider safety features: Transportation and loading/unloading can be dangerous if not handled properly, so look for features that ensure safe operation, such as anti-lock brakes, backup alarms, and emergency stop switches.
6. Check for compliance with regulations: Make sure the trailer meets all relevant regulatory requirements, such as those related to weight limits, braking systems, and lighting.
7. Ask about warranties and after-sales support: Look for manufacturers that offer warranties and after-sales support. This can provide peace of mind and help you address any issues that may arise during use.
8. Consider financing options: If you are unable to pay for the trailer upfront, consider financing options. Many manufacturers offer financing or leasing programs that can help spread the cost over time.
By following these steps, you can find the trailer that meets your needs and provides long-lasting value for your business. At Littlejohn we stock the new Polar 1040 cube cement trailer. Polar is the leading manufacture of tank trailers. Below are some of specifications
- New Polar Dry Bulk Trailer
- Discharge Tee: 5"x 4" B.T.I. Siphon Flow
- Piping is 4" Aluminum
- Aeration 3" aluminum aeration line controlled by 3" Black Maxx butterfly valve
- Aeration: 2" lightweight aeration ball valve, for individual hopper aeration
- Unloading valving is the 5"B.T.I. Black Max butterfly valves with composite fiber body
- Hendrickson air ride suspension
- Aluminum end frames
- 1122.5 tires on aluminum hub pilot wheels
- Dry bulk trailers are typically used for transporting dry, granular materials such as grains, sand, and cement. Some common features of dry bulk trailers include:
- Material type: Dry bulk tankers are designed to handle specific materials such as grain, sand, cement, fertilizer, or other dry bulk commodities. The trailer
- construction and features are tailored to the specific material.
- Air compression system: Dry bulk trailers typically have an air compression system for unloading the cargo. This system uses blower to push the cargo out of the trailer through a hose or pipeline.
- Trailer construction: Dry bulk trailers are constructed with materials that are lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion, such as aluminum or steel. The trailer design also includes a hopper bottom and a top cover.
- Safety features: Polar trailers are equipped with safety features, such as anti-lock braking systems, warning lights, reflective tape, and backup alarms.
- Loading and unloading systems: Dry bulk trailers have a variety of loading and unloading systems, including pneumatic or gravity-fed loading, bottom or top unloading.
- Trailer axles and suspension: Dry bulk trailers are designed with multiple axles and suspension systems to distribute the weight of the cargo evenly and ensure smooth and safe transport.