Lockwood Debuts Mobile Tank Handling Unit
Lockwood Manufacturing announced the launch of the Mobile Tank, a versatile potato handling unit. The module can be moved from location to location at posted highway speeds and because of the telescoping elevator can be set up and operational in minutes, says the company.
The Mobile Tank design follows Lockwood’s line of mobile handling equipment and complements the VACS Mobile and VACS-8, as well as many other pre-storage cleaning units on the market.
The Tank incorporates a holding unit on a customized semi-trailer. The unit uses a telescoping elevator that extends down from the front of the trailer to a position under the stinger trailer discharge.
Lockwood offers a stinger trailer with up to three truck stingers to unload potatoes from the truck and deliver to the tank. The stinger trailer is entirely powerful hydraulically through a quick connect fitting located in front of the semi-trailer.
Potatoes are transported from the stingers along with a system of elevators/conveyors and deposited in the tank. The tank uses a standard boom and optical telescoping boom to load the tank. Pile height specifications are adjustable and manually set by the operator. The telescoping boom will move forward and backward in relation to the tank pile to compensate for inconsistencies in truck availability.
The Mobile Tank unloading belt incorporates a steel chain with bolted belting with adjustable speed control, manually adjusted by the operator to downstream cleaning equipment requirements. The tank discharge utilizes a baffle to minimize pile roll (breakaway) and surging to maintain a consistent flow into the cleaning device elevator.
The Mobile Tank is 100% hydraulically powered by two wet kits and an intuitive touch screen user interface.