Corgi Scania T Cab & Tipper - GA Smith

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Corgi Scania T Cab & Tipper - GA Smith

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Back in 1987, George Smith set up in business as an owner driver with a second hand Volvo F10.Over the years the business steadily increased along with a number of wagons , now nineteen years on, based outside Felton in Northumberland.George owns and runs G.A.Smith t/a Smith Bulk Haulage.The fleet consists of seventeen artics with a mix of walking floor, chipliner and bulk tipping trailers . Cereals, animal feed, coal, bark and woodchips are just a few of the products carried .


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That looks really smart. The simple livery works well, and it's unusual to see a cab unit like that in this country (or at least at this end of the country!).
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It looks very much like something we could see over here.

What precisely is a "Walking Floor" and a "Chipliner"?
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A Walking floor is a hydraulically-driven moving-floor conveyance system for moving material or palletized product, which can be used in a warehouse, loading dock or semi-trailer. It automates and facilitates loading and unloading of palletized goods by eliminating the need for a forklift to enter the trailer. The system can quickly unload loose material without having to tip the trailer or tilt the floor as with other dumping systems.

A Chipliner trailer is a name for a curtainsider with extra-thick curtain sides, and capable of loading through the roof. Chipliner trailers are frequently used for transporting woodchips and sawdust.
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Well, I get the second one and I kind of get the first one :roll:
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Heres how the walking floor works
http://www.keithwalkingfloor.com/how_it_works.html

and heres a pic of a UK walking floor trailer .
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Heres a Ramage chipliner , local to me in Newcastle . See at the front of the trailer , it has a gantry stand where the operator can operate the slide back canopy and observe the loading
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I see said the blind man :ugeek:
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