KRÖGER presented their patented, „Smartlock“ hydraulically controlled board wall locking system for the first time at Agritechnica 2017.
With this system, the side board walls of a tipper can be opened and closed from the tractor cab. This means that the entire tipping process can be carried out without the tractor driver having to leave the tractor cab. This option attracted great interest at the trade fair and is popular for grain transport. Many customers who are potato growers were asking for a manual version which enables central locking and unlocking of the side boards. This request has been taken to heart by the company and a mechanical version of the patented solution has been developed. As with the hydraulic "Smartlock" version, the central locks are replaced by sliding bolt locks and connected to the lower locking shaft. An over-centre tensioner with a long lever on the front wall ensures that it is still easy to open the board wall.
As this solution has been tried and tested for the last two years in practice, it is possible to fit agroliner three-way tippers with this option from now on. This adds operating convenience while saving time.