Case Study: Reduce Truck Unload Time with MARTIN® MT-FAST™ Vibrator

Problem

A Minnesota-based grain hauler was having trouble emptying his trailer completely due to low-density grains and meal settling in the crevices of the hopper. Often, the truck operator would have to manually dislodge the stubborn material by getting under the trap and hammering on the hopper walls.

Situation

Joe Virnig, a driver for Foltz Trucking, has been driving a grain hauler for many years. On several occasions, Virnig has had to manually dislodge settled or stuck-on grain material from the hopper in order to completely empty a load. After a particularly troublesome delivery that required six hours of labor and a call to dispatch for more assistance, Virnig decided to do some research on vacuum-mounted truck vibrators. He discovered that MARTIN® Vibration Systems had a newly-designed product coming out of R&D and agreed to test it.

Solution

After Virnig’s initial testing, MARTIN® tweaked the original design and created what is now known as the MARTIN® MT- FAST™ Hopper Trailer Vibrator. The portable vibrator attaches anywhere on the truck bed using a MARTIN® VAC-MOUNT™ System, which means it can be positioned wherever force is needed. After using the MARTIN® MT-FAST™ Vibrator for a year, Virnig has reduced his unload times, cut down on unproductive time, and improved the safety of his operation.