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Trans-PALM: Easy loading and light and strong body!

The internationally known JOSKIN company proposes a wide range of products, from slurry tankers and muck spreaders to tipping trailers. Among those last, the Trans-PALM model is particularly popular in Africa. Let’s see why.

The Trans-PALM are monocoque agricultural tipping trailers specialised in the transport of goods loaded by mini-loaders or by hand. Their low body height ensures an easy loading, whatever the type of implement used. Available with a single axle (from 10 to 12 t technically permissible payload) or a double axle (from 12 to 16 t technically permissible payload), they have a capacity from 6.60 m³ DIN to 16.80 m³ DIN. As an option, 25-cm aluminium extensions significantly increase the capacity.

The chassis of the Trans-PALM is 900 mm wide and can therefore be fitted with wide wheels, perfect for uneven roads and hilly grounds. The Y-shaped drawbar provides a natural traction line and increases the stability of the tipping trailer thus ensuring the comfort of the driver.

The running gear is a movable bolted one, which allows to modify the weight on the eyelet, and as a result, on the back side of the tractor, especially when changing the tyres or the drawbar height.

The bodies of the Trans-PALM tipping trailers are made of a floor sheet and two side sheets in high tensile steel of 4 mm thick, with the upper strip being reinforced to resist any accidental impact during loading and to guarantee the rigidity of the body. Another important point is the body’s conicity: it is 8 cm wider at the back in relation to the front, thus ensuring a complete and fluid emptying. A spout at the back, over the entire body width, also facilitates the unloading.

The tipping is safe thanks to the system of a telescopic hydraulic tipping ram assembled on a double oscillating frame fitted with greased bearings and integrated in the chassis in a forward position. This compensates the torsions due to the tipping strains and effectively protects the hydraulic ram and the body from distortions. The advanced position of the hydraulic ram also makes it quicker and easier to tip heavy loads. The back- and upward position of the tipping hinges increases the unloading height. The standard safety valve, which is directly placed on the hydraulic tipping ram, prevents the body from unexpectedly falling down (e.g. when a hydraulic hose breaks).

All these factors make from the JOSKIN Trans-PALM monocoque tipping trailer a must-have for African farmers regardful of safe and efficient loading and unloading of their produce.

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