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KEITH: That’s a CleenSweep


Designed with safety in mind, the KEITH CleenSweep system works to keep drivers safe by keeping them out of their trailers when using the KEITH Walking Floor system to unload their trailers.

An ageing workforce presents several challenges for the transport industry, not the least of which is preventing injuries that can cut a driver’s career – or even their life – short. Some haulers require drivers to enter the trailer to manipulate a manual tarp for cleanout. This places the driver at risk of falling from the trailer or being buried by the load. Automating the trailer clean-out process with the KEITH CleenSweep tarp system keeps drivers out of the trailer, eliminating these risks.

Used in conjunction with a KEITH Walking Floor self-unloading system, the CleenSweep tarp system ‘sweeps’ out the residual material as the trailer unloads. Powered by a winch system, the CleenSweep tarp extends down the inside of the trailer, with the load resting on the top of the tarp. As the Walking Floor system unloads the trailer, the weight of the material pulls the tarp along the floor, cleaning it as it goes. Once unloading is completed, the CleenSweep tarp is retracted at the push of a button.

With the CleenSweep tarp, driver productivity and safety increase because drivers can quickly get back on the road and never need to enter the trailer for sweeping. Using the CleenSweep tarp system is up to ten minutes faster than sweeping the trailer with a broom.

A clean trailer also offers several benefits. Among these is that payload cross contamination from one load to the other is minimised. KEITH offers electric and hydraulic versions of the CleenSweep winch system, depending on your needs.

The Walking Floor system serves as the flooring of a trailer and is a self-unloading system. This ‘moving floor’ unloader is made of a series of floor slats, which are powered by a hydraulic drive. As the floor cycles through its phases, material can be loaded or unloaded.

KEITH has provided a variety of industries with reliable and innovative Walking Floor technology for over 40 years. For more information on KEITH Walking Floor systems, please visit or contact Zyggy Reinoga at 0404 041 883 to discuss your material handling needs.

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