If you have ever had to move oversized equipment or large shipping containers across Western Australia, you may already be familiar with tilt trays. On the other hand, if you are in the process of organising the transportation of a large load for the first time and you would like to know the advantages of using tilt trays, this article is sure to be of interest. In it, we look at what tilt trays are, the applications they can be used for and how they work. If, after reading this article, you have any questions about our tilt tray service in Perth and across WA, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We have a great deal of experience with this type of transportation and operate a fleet of superbly maintained tilt tray slides from our High Wycombe depot.
We are going to start with a basic primer. As you may already have guessed from the name of this type of transportation, the main feature of a tilt tray truck is a tray that can be tilted at such an angle that the rear edge touches the ground, facilitating the loading of heavy equipment onto the bed of the truck without the use of any type of crane or boom. There is a hydraulic system underneath the bed of the truck, which tilts the tray and slides it backwards (in the case of tilt tray slides). At the front of the tray is a winch, which is used to pull the loads onto the tray before the hydraulic system underneath returns the tray back to its horizontal position on the truck. That, in a nutshell is how a tilt tray works.
Tilt tray truck operators must undergo comprehensive training before being assessed, owing to the damage a tilt tray could cause if used improperly. However, even though they should only be operated by a trained professional, it is possible to describe the process of loading a tilt tray truck in a few short sentences:
Tilt Tray Trucks are designed to make the transportation of various different oversized and heavy loads a simple matter and they can also be used for any type of load that may be difficult to lift off the ground and lower onto an ordinary flatbed truck.
There are many other types of loads that can be moved with tilt tray trucks but we hope the above information has given you a better idea of how useful this type of transportation can be.