Read more about the modern aluminium road tanker in Trailer mags August 13 edition where they also discuss how the stock feed tanker had been fitted with five automatic Pivotal Edge hatches – a safety feature to prevent the operator from working on top of the vehicle, which according to them is an on-going safety issue in the industry. All hatches boast an ‘air knife’ system to clean the tops of the hatch rings before the auto lid closes in position after loading. “More and more customers are starting to see the benefits of using auto hatches – especially when five hatches have to be opened at a time,” says Vince Niceforo, Tieman’s National Sales Manager for dry bulk tankers. Plus, all the hatch controls operate from the ground, so its a huge OH&S advantage.”
Another fine example of the growing partnership between Tieman and the Pivotal edge is the recently delivered 42m3 aluminium Cement tanker built for Supermix Concrete sporting a single Pivotal Edge auto hatch.