The grain truck is 15.4 meters-long and has a volume of 147 cubic meters. It was developed by Greenbrier Companies. The machine uses Tsunami Gate adjustable hatches technology and can be unloaded in 30 seconds in the automatic personnel safety mode, writes “Agro-Center” with a reference to the “Transport Strategies Center”.
The truck is shorter than the traditional constructions, which allows increasing the number of machines in the warehouse. It also has longer loading hatches, rounded ribs to enhance the sides and improved aerodynamics, that according to the company, reduces the frontal air resistance by 53%.
“The new design enhances worker safety by automating the unloading process and optimizing space on the roads. Reducing the length of the grain truck by more than 5 feet (1.5 m) while maintaining the same volume can reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and our customers’ overall costs,”
said Peter Jones, Vice President of Engineering at Greenbrier.
Earlier, it was reported that the Kriukiv Railway Car Manufacturing Plant has receives a permit to produce new versions of the grain truck: the 19-7053-03 model with a capacity of 71 tons and an axial load of 23.5 tons per axle and the 19-7053-04 model with a capacity of 76.5 tons and an axial load of 25 tons per axle. The body volume of both models is 124 cubic meters.