Lifting device for broken trailer props
Buitink Technology developed a lifting unit to lift truck
trailers with so-called "broken legs".
A trailer of which its front legs have been broken or damaged is
difficult to re-connect to a truck. It has to be lifted to put it
back in upright/horizontal position.
The deflated lifting unit is placed underneath the trailer.
Layer by layer the unit is inflated with air. Once touching the
trailer it lifts the trailer until it is in an upright position to
put it on a support. The truck can be hooked up to the trailer
Visual presentation lifting unit
Below graphics show the operation of the lifting unit.
Inflatable lifting unit
An inflatable lifting unit consists of 4 compartments
(sections), each with a height of 330 mm. Each compartment has its
own air compressor connection. The upper and lower side of the unit
is provided with aramid reinforced canvas. It protects the unit
against rugged ground surface below and uneven tension above.
The upper part of the unit is provided with pockets in which
aluminum rectangular profiles can be placed (80x80x5 mm). The
tubular profiles distribute the forces on the lifting cushion.
Each segment is equipped with an air connection having a "cam
lock" quick-action coupling.
We offer a manifold with five air tube connections. Four
connections to the lifting unit compartments and one connection to
the air pump/compressor. Below is a picture of a manifold (a nine
connection manifold is shown instead of five).
The manifold is provided with a connection for compressed air
and for a connection to a gasoline engine driven air pump (air pump
can be offered optionally). Included in the manifold offer are 4
air hoses (length 5 meters each) with quick-action couplings to
connect the manifold to the lifting unit.
Optionally we offer a special compressed air connection that can
be used as well for low-pressure evacuation (to quickly empty the
We offer optionally to the lifting cushion system a gasoline
engine driven air pump. It enables operating the system in an
environment where no electricity or compressed air is
The pump is equipped with a stainless steel frame and housing.
Optionally a "key start" can be provided. Besides, this pump can
both supply air and evacuate the cushions (simply exchange the
connection to the pump).
Trailers on (damaged) legs
Below is shown a number of pictures with trailers having broken
or damaged legs.
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