Farming on a large piece of land can take a toll not only on the workers but also on the equipment. Therefore, finding the right equipment for the job is essential for the smooth, efficient, and productive running of farm activities. A tipper trailer is one such piece of equipment, and its versatility makes it crucial for farmers with large tracts of farmland.
Tipper trailers are trailers that can be towed by a tractor, truck or another vehicle, depending on the size and weight of the trailer. These trailers can be filled with planting or building materials, tools, debris, etc, and then they can be lifted at an angle to pump out the contents without having to unload manually.
Tipper trailers use hydraulic pumps to power the tipper. These hydraulic pumps can either be controlled by a remote or with a button on the trailer.
Tipper trailers are a great alternative to larger, more expensive dump trucks because you can detach the trailer and leave it at the job site or anywhere else you choose. Your investment in a high-quality tipper can save you hundreds in labour costs.
When choosing a towable tipper trailer, it is vital to take note of the terrain that the trailer will be navigating. On paved roads, ground clearance is not too much of a concern. However, since farms have uneven terrain, it is challenging to operate a tipper trailer with low ground clearance. The reason for this is that boulders and soil mounds prevent a trailer from moving through the farm smoothly. A tipper trailer with adequate ground clearance allows the equipment to move freely over a farm’s terrain. Moreover, maximum ground clearance on the tipper trailer prevents damage to the axle, tie rod and other underside components.
Another area of concern when choosing a tipper trailer has to do with the pneumatic tyres. When driving farm equipment through farmland, the tyres tend to sink deep into the soil. This can be attributed to the small surface area that fully filled tyres cover on the ground. An approach that most farmers take is to ensure that the tyres traverse of the terrain easily by deflating the air in the tyres. Doing so allows it to cover a larger surface area, thereby preventing loads on the trailer from pressing the tyres deep into the soil.
Understanding what loads you will be carrying on the tipper trailer is a vital part of choosing which trailer will be right for your needs. For instance, if you are planning to use the tipper trailer to transport hay or feed, then you would select a trailer with a load capacity for the specific purpose. Furthermore, the same tipper trailer can not handle the weight of gravel, sand or stones. Matching a trailers load capacity to its expected use is essential to ensuring that you acquire the right tipper trailer for your farming needs.