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Single vs multiple vibrators

May 04, 2019 at 12:35 PM CST
Just looking for some thoughts on using a single portable vibrator trap mounted vs having a second on the knock rail, timpte with the bigdoors.
Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 07:11 AM CST
i'm not sure how affective the portable ones are. but with those timptes with the big doors it really doesnt take much to get commodity to flow. I have a timpte with the big doors and i have one knock rail mounted vibrator and im a tight wad so i ONLY have one. I used wing nuts to mount it so i could move it from front hopper to back quickly. I havent moved it from hopper to hopper more than a couple times for some hot DDG so i wouldnt be surprised if those portables do fine. but timpte recomended the knock rail mounted to me vs the ones that stick to the slopes.
Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 07:11 AM CST
Thanks for the reply, is there a strength difference between portable and permanent? Either would be what timpte provides from the factory.
Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:34 AM CST

To me the permanent mount does a better job as all the energy from the vibrator is absorbed to the trailer. The portable one loses some of it's energy rattling around in the bracket.

Another plus to the permanent is that you don't have to string a hose around and carry the hose and vibrator in the side box.

The suction cup vibrators are a different story. I have no experience with them but there are several forms that discuss them.

Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:34 AM CST
I've never used the portable so I don't have an opinion there. The biggest benefit I could see in my own scenario would be the ability to mount it on the slopes by the steps....the steps are the only place product ever hangs up on mine
Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:34 AM CST
Ah good point as I'm having steps put in. I spoke with my dealer and apparently the permanent vibrators get oilers so I suppose I'll be going with 2 permanent mounts and a portable for the front and back slopes!
Replied on Mon, May 06, 2019 at 01:53 PM CST
+ 1
personally i have experience with both portable and permanent . I love the portable since i can put it in the toolbox and it stays nice in there. the permanent ones get all the ice and water buildup and it seeps in there and your vibrators just make a funny sound. If you put permanent ones on make sure to add a tube for the exhaust port and pipe it down so not so much moisture gets in. Good luck