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Get longer slat life with the J-MAX steel slat floor

Here’s why operators who haul abrasive materials need the J-MAX steel slat.

Hauling abrasive materials with moving floor systems can prove challenging if you don’t have the right flooring. Sand, gravel and even mulch can create premature wear for standard aluminium slats. Designed for longer wear when handling abrasive loads, the J-MAX steel slat is a versatile choice for unloading a variety of materials. 

Trailers outfitted with moving floor systems are used to unload a wide range of materials. The horizontal unloading systems discharge material without the assistance of a tipping system. Instead, a series of hydraulically driven floor slats “walk” the material out the rear of the trailer. 

Constructed of roll-formed, high strength steel, the J-MAX floor system offers operators more flexibility in the products they haul. “In addition to handling regular bulk products like agricultural products or waste, the J-MAX slat stands up to construction debris, light demolition and even glass,” said Zyggy Reinoga of KEITH Walking Floor Australia Pty Ltd. 

Roll formed, high-strength steel provides longer life than standard aluminium flooring.

Compared with standard aluminium flooring, the J-MAX has a longer slat life. This durability ensures that the floor can withstand the wear and tear of frequent unloading of abrasive material. The unique ‘J’ floor seal, located between the slats, reduces the sifting of material through the trailer floor. This makes the J-MAX flooring suitable for hauling loads of sand, mulch or similar materials. 

“Another area in which the J-MAX slat excels is in specialty applications such as unloading mineral concentrates,” added Reinoga. “Materials like gypsum are not free-flowing but tend to be sticky. Combined with the correct drive unit, the steel slat will do an impressive job of unloading the material.” 

The trailer subdeck is reinforced with full length floor bearings, with a hold down design. This provides a maximum support surface for the flooring, creating a forklift compatible system. Backhaul opportunities are expanded with the ability to handle pallets and bales.

Overall, the J-MAX floor slat offers durability, versatility and efficient trailer unloading capabilities. Whether it is handling abrasive materials or ensuring long-lasting performance, the J-MAX floor slat is designed to meet the demands of various industries and applications.  

Learn more about the J-MAX Floor

Since 1973, KEITH has provided a variety of industries with Walking Floor technology.  For more information on KEITH Walking Floor systems, visit keithwalkingfloor.com or contact Zyggy Reinoga of KEITH Walking Floor Australia on 0404 041 833 to discuss your material handling needs.

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