Stability — by George
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LIDS for tipper stability were At show at the George Ne/ilk Truck Equipment stand it Tipcon last weekend.
One is a mobile or separate itabiliser which may either be ixed to a factory floor or laid m the surface of a landfill site :o prevent a tipper from werturning when part of the oad is still at the top of ipped body.
A horizontal .under-run Par is fitted across the back of the lorry, at axle level, and this :lamps into the stabiliser when the lorry is reversed into it.
The company also displayed hydraulic outswinging landing legs which double as wide-spread jack supports on a demonstration trailer fitted with a hydraulic self-sheeting system.
Although hydraulics carry an additional weight penalty, Mr Neville believes that the ability to run sheeting, landing legs and tipping gear from the same power take-off makes the exercise more worthwhile.
A prototype hydraulic selfsheeting unit is to be tested by the National Coal Board, which already has vehicles fitted with hand-driven selfsheeting equipment.