Over the years, Northern Platforms Ltd has supplied numerous cement manufacturers, mineral facilities and power generation plants with truck access platforms and tracking gangways to allow drivers a safe way of accessing the tops of their pneumatic trailers so they can open the lids on the trailers prior to loading.
After reviewing the details of the project with the customer, there were three things that made this system challenging.
Northern Platforms Ltd recommended the customer go with a 54’ long truck access platform with two tracking gangways. At 54’ long, the system would be long enough to cover the longest trailers coming into their plant (Super B’s).
Northern Platforms would also provide the truck access platform with two self leveling tread (SLT) gangways c/w safety cages and gangway tracking. Because the SLT gangways Northern Platforms Ltd provides having a working range of 50° above horizontal and 45° below horizontal, the gangways would allow a safe way to access the various heights of trailers loading at this facility.
By providing the system with tracking gangways, the drivers wouldn’t have to move their truck to access the different hatches on their trailers. They could simply move the tracking gangway along the platform to the desired hatch on their trailer. A quote was submitted to the customer and order was placed for the system.