6 Uses Of Ejector Trailers

8 Jun 2023

As technology moves forward and we find new ways to work smarter, not harder, ejector trailers are increasingly being used to replace traditional tippers or trailers.

This is because the series of moving floor panels make it far easier to load and unload bulk materials, without the need for too much manual work and human intervention.

As a result, lots of businesses across a range of sectors have started to use ejector trailers in their daily operations, particularly those in the construction, agricultural and waste management industries.

In the guide below, we’re going to take a look at six common uses for ejector trainers across these industries, as well as some of the key benefits of choosing these vehicles over traditional trailers.

The construction industry

Let’s start with the construction and aggregate industry. Ejector trailers are playing a major role in this sector and for good reason.

This is an industry that often relies on heavy materials and depending on the size of the project, these can also be required in huge quantities. This makes ejector trailers ideal for the job for a number of reasons and they can be used in several key ways.

1. For transporting materials

First and foremost, they can be used to transport large amounts of construction materials, particularly heavier ones. For example, lots of projects will require the use of gravel, stone, bricks or sand.

But it’s not just about handling the sheer quantity of these materials, it’s also about being able to get these to the site. Thanks to the low centre of gravity and full-length chassis these trailers are able to travel easily across uneven building sites and to remote locations.

Another key benefit in the construction industry is that these are made from quality steel and the closed-top ejector trailers are tightly sealed. This means that they can help to protect building materials from the elements like wind and rain if needed, and this applies to both wet and dry loads.

One final benefit of using these to transport materials is that these trailers help to cut down on the number of trips you need to make, both when delivering materials and when taking away any waste. This can help to cut costs and increase efficiency, which is great news for any construction project.

2. For demolition and handling waste aggregate

As we’ve said, these trailers can carry huge amounts of loose material, and this means they are a welcome addition to the aggregate sector. For one thing, they can be used to take away vast quantities of rubble and waste after a building or structure has been demolished.

Secondly, as we also mentioned above, they can go over rocky, unstable ground like demolition sites. This makes them far safer for transporting these waste materials.

It also means these materials can be transported to other sites to be used as aggregate, which is ideal for companies who work on a range of projects. This can then be used in drainage, for protecting pipes or simply for filling large gaps or voids. This is another great way to cut down on costs and increase efficiency.

The waste management industry

It’s an unfortunate reality that the amount of waste we produce is continuing to grow and as a result, we’re having to find new and efficient ways to manage this. Thanks to its impressive capacity, ejector trailers are ideal for use in the waste management sector. They can also be used for different types of waste as outlined below.

3. General waste

Lots of waste management companies are embracing ejector trailers for a couple of key reasons. For one thing, they make it easy to transport the increasing amount of general waste we're producing.

They can also travel across rocky ground when waste goes straight into a landfill, which, sadly happens far too often.

But perhaps one of the biggest benefits of using these in waste management is that the contents can be unloaded without the need for someone to manually remove it. This makes it far more hygienic and effortless for everyone involved.

4. Recycling and food waste

Although there is an ever-growing amount of waste being produced, steps are now being taken to try and reduce the amount of damage we do to the planet. A big part of this is recycling and these trailers are being used by more and more companies to transport vast amounts of recyclable rubbish to the relevant plants to be processed.

Another way people are being more conscious about their waste is to separate out food waste as this can be collected and used in a number of ways, including making compost and fertiliser.

Again, these vehicles can collect and transport huge amounts of food waste. This will cut down on the number of trips these trailers make, which, in turn, is better for the planet and can help to cut down on costs.

For agriculture and farming

The last sector on our list is farming and agriculture, and it’s easy to see why. Farmers and those in the industry are often dealing with vast amounts of products and/or materials.

As a result, these trailers are being favoured over some traditional farming equipment as they are more efficient and cut down the need for manual intervention. This applies to both pastoral and arable farming, but for those who do both, these vehicles are even better.

To finish, we’ll now look at how these are used in different types of farming.

5. Pastoral farming

For dairy farmers, ejector trailers can be great for carrying large quantities of maise and silage to feed huge numbers of cows. That being said, they can be used to transport any type of animal feed, not just those on dairy farms.

Another use for these in pastoral farming is taking away large amounts of waste material whenever it is required.

6. Arable farming

Last but not least, these trailers are used to carry manure for fertilising crops. Because they can carry more per trip, this is a more sustainable method for muck spreading.

What’s more, they can travel across the rough terrain of the fields, making it easier to unload manure or other products at the correct location.