Designed to provide flexible long-range operation, the heavy-duty unsupported boom type bottom loading arm configuration is both reliable and easy to use. A minimum of five swivel planes of rotation offer complete flexibility in making tight connections for loading and unloading rail cars and tank trucks. The outboard swivel and arm adjusts for any changes in elevation or tilting that may result as the vehicle is loaded or unloaded. The unsupported boom type loading arm is extremely versatile and many variations are possible. It can be equipped with dry disconnect coupler, union, quick coupling, or other customer specified end fitting to make connections on the side, at the rear, or underneath the vehicle. The intermediate swivel is often 2” – 6” sizes available inverted to achieve the low profile and clearances needed to connect to the underside of a rail car. Typically installed at or near ground level, arms of varying lengths can be mounted on staggered risers to achieve crossover and neat compact storage of multiple arms in a confined space.
Unsupported Boom Bottom Loading Arm