Home > Forum > Walking Floor

Walking floor

Nov 20, 2019 at 11:52 AM CST
+ 5
Thinking about getting a walking floor trailer. I’ve never had one so I don’t know the ins and outs about them. I know you can haul mulch type material and I’ve seen corn being hauled with them. What about the heavier, more course materials like sand, drag sand, cme and larger aggregates? What about smaller grains like wheat, milo? Haul fertilizer in them without any problems? Thanks in advance for any positive input!!
Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 05:39 AM CST
+ 1
There is so much to explain about floors. I type one finger. You are not going to haul sand or aggregate often in a floor. Some sand will lock floor up.
We're running floors for over 20 years. I'm fussy and protective and OPINIONATED about this.
You're welcome to call me 602-679-0519. I'll give you my 2 cents for what you pay for it. Late day evening best.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 07:54 AM CST
Art thank you, I will call soon!
Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM CST
+ 1

I've "hauled" road salt

Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM CST

I've gained sodium bicarbonate in one. I had to lay out plastic before hand but it worked. It sucked but it worked. I haul road salt every other day with one. Aggregates would destroy the aluminum floor because it's so abrasive.

Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 01:36 PM CST

Hey guys,

Going to be having a lot of Walking Floor loads --- Local runs in FL --- Feel free to give me a call if interested!

813-739-8176 x 4176

Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 03:14 PM CST

Anybody have experience with Wilkins wide belt ?

Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 04:50 PM CST
There is so much to explain about floors. I type one finger. You are not going to haul sand or aggregate often in a floor. Some sand will lock floor up.
We're running floors for over 20 years. I'm fussy and protective and OPINIONATED about my trailers.
You're welcome to call me 602-679-0519. I'll give you my 2 cents for what you pay for it. Late day evening best.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 04:50 PM CST
Sorry posted twice
Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:40 PM CST

We have a couple for sale in KC...call 402.533.2030 x 12 if interested.

Chad Adams will be the point of contact.

[email protected]

Replied on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 02:55 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DWAYNE MARTIN
Quote: "Anybody have experience with Wilkins wide belt ?"

I don't personally own one, but I was interested in it at one point. It's an expensive belt to replace, I was told $10K to purchase not including installation. You have to be careful not to get rocks or other abrasive caught by the drum roller and rip the belt. And the sensors to cycle it back and forth need to be kept clean or it won't completely cycle correctly.
Replied on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 02:55 PM CST
+ 1
A belt trailer may be more suited for you to haul that variety. I have 1 floor and it will be my last, I've been using the belts more.
Replied on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 08:43 AM CST
Nick is right. Belt may be better for your application. We manufacture both belts and floors. Call me with any questions. 816-605-5866.
Replied on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 09:46 AM CST

I have to agree with these other guys a belt would probably be a better option. Company I'm leased to has all Wetern belt trailers we haul wet/dry distillers, fertilizer, salt, rock/sand, grain, cottonseed, soybean meal. All of it comes out as easy as it goes in the trailer.

Replied on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 03:48 PM CST

Belt trailer for sure. I prefer Trinity Eaglebridge. No offense, Mr. Edwards

Replied on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 05:32 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JERRY ASHLEY
Quote: "Belt trailer for sure. I prefer Trinity Eaglebridge. No offense, Mr. Edwards "

Trinity is absoulutely a good durable brand for jobsite work. But if youre hauling commodities and want tonnage, I prefer the Western. No doubt the better looking trailer of the two.
Replied on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 08:01 AM CST

We sell bulk ground wood chips/wood fiber for playground surfacing all over the US and CN. We ship out of all of our locations by walking floor trailers.

We're looking for new locations that can make our wood fiber (a type of mulch) nationally. Please let me know if anyone out there has access to material (no pallets) as well as trucking.

Thank you!

Replied on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 06:21 AM CST

Joy, what's your contact info

Replied on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 09:01 PM CST
Originally Posted by: MARK POOLE
Quote: "Joy, what's your contact info"

Hi-

Office #800-269-1669

Thank you,

Joy