As a family-owned business based in the Brisbane suburb of Cleveland, ShawX Manufacturing draws on real-world working industry knowledge to design and construct equipment for the earthmoving and construction industry.
Over the past three years ShawX has forged a solid reputation for their quality design and manufacturing of earthmoving equipment attachments, including buckets, rippers, compaction wheels, grabs, hitches, single, bogie and tri-axle tag float trailers, tipper bodies, and their latest design innovation, the EjectX truck body.
The new innovation EjectX body for bulk earthmoving and construction material transport has been gaining traction for ShawX Manufacturing. When taking a quick glance, it looks very much like a standard tipper truck, but, on closer inspection, there’s a huge difference – this body doesn’t tip.
With safety being a number one focus in the world, ShawX has developed this new design EjectX body to provide an alternative transport option while improving safety. Reducing the chance of rollovers during the discharge process by negating the need to raise its body; this type of design also creates a greater operating range with the ability to eject loads on adverse slopes, under power lines, bridges and low tree canopies where conventional tippers cannot operate.
The principal behind the EjectX body utilises a specially designed horizontal ram, thanks to Delta hydraulics, which then pushes a plough blade from front to back using an internal guide rail mechanism to eject the load through the rear of the body. With the EjectX body manufactured with a complete Bisalloy body, it eliminates the denting of the body while allowing for any material type to be transported, hot or cold, including concrete, demolition material and asphalt.
The plough has heavy-duty rubber skirts fitted to its blade and sides. There is also a return rubber located on the rear of the plough, so that if any material from the load has fallen behind the blade during the loading process it is dragged back and ejected out by either of the two floor openings at the front of the floor. The plough blade then returns to its original starting position under the tarp and conveniently covering the hydraulic tank hoses and valving in the process.
Stiffening ribs are used in order to reinforce the side walls, and specifically designed combing rails made to a point are featured to prevent product sticking or holding to the top rail, which removes the need to brush off load spill from the top rails before movement. Tarps over the body control air-borne dust, and recessed clearance lights are featured in the combing rail to protect the light and prevent damage by falling debris.
Although there are other various forms of design that are able to eliminate the need for a tipping body to unload, such as walking floor and conveyors, the ShawX design is extremely efficient with fewer moving parts, no belts, chains or bearings, and therefore less wearing components. The EjectX body requires less cleaning than that of roller or slat designs, which results in quicker turnaround and reduced downtime. A large benefit to this ejector body is the removal of operator error and misjudgement of slopes during unloading, resulting greatly in increased safety.
ShawX Manufacturing’s Diesel, Dirt & Turf stand will have one of their EjectX bodies on display. If you’re serious about earthmoving and safety, be sure to add it to your list of things to view because it’s one thing you can’t afford to miss.
[colored_box color=”yellow”]Pay a visit at ShawX stand # 21 & 23 at the Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo.
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