Pros and cons of hydraulic tail gates on grain trailers?


Emerald Isle
We run two 14T with manual doors, they are both used for grain and silage. I looked at changing one a while ago for 16T, hydraulic tailgate, same size tyres, cost to change was ridiculous, ended up buying a dump trailer instead for not much more. Apart from a bit of time saved tipping grain I dont see the advantage unless you maybe haul a lot of dung or compost and need clearance. I see very few bulkers at the mill with auto tailgates.


South Cheshire
I have seen some funny and some real near nasty accidents with skips on the landfill .There should be a better way of opening them as they all were the leaver and loop type. But no doubt the drivers would bugger them up shunting the skips into the bays and fudge the hydraulics up. Nasty business taking a dump :)

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...