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Case Study: Emptying Low Density Chicken Meal from Timpte Hopper Trailer


A Kentucky-based hauler was having trouble emptying his Timpte Hopper trailer completely due to low-density chicken meal settling in the crevices of the hopper. He often had to manually dislodge the material by banging on the hopper walls with a mallet or poking at the product.


Chad Wilkins of Wilkins Trucking LLC has been driving a hopper bottom trailer for many years. On several occasions, he has had to manually dislodge settled or stuck-on material from the hopper in order to completely empty a load. After some research, Wilkins discovered the MARTIN® MT-FAST™ Hopper Trailer Vibrator and decided to try it.


Wilkins now uses a portable MARTIN® MT-FAST™ Hopper Trailer Vibrator, which attaches anywhere on the hopper. This allows him to position it wherever it is required. The MT-FAST™ has reduced Wilkins’ average unloading time from 90 minutes to 60 minutes and eliminated the need for manually dislodging stuck-on material. Mr. Wilkins shared with our team that he found the portable vibrator to be quiet, effective, and “worth every penny!”

Click here to see a video of the MT-FAST™ in action.