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Tong Caretaker Introduces Trailer Reversing Sensors

Tong’s Caretaker mobile grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, making loading the grader’s hopper quicker, safer, easier and more accurate than before.

Designed to provide operators with the hopper loading version of parking sensors, the new trailer reversing system features a fully adjustable proximity sensor that detects the position of the trailer while reversing, and signals the driver once it is in place for tipping.

“The latest option of trailer reversing sensors is proving very popular with growers when specifying a new machine, as it not only speeds up the transfer of crop to the hopper, but also ensures no spillage and safeguards against bumps and scrapes that can occur in the hopper loading process,” says Nick Woodcock, sales manager at Tong Engineering in a news release.

The Caretaker hopper is fitted with two identical LED “traffic light” units, one at each side of the hopper, that signal green while the trailer slowly approaches the hopper, and turn red to signal stop once the trailer is in position. The hopper’s proximity reversing sensor is suitable for use on most unloading vehicles, be it trailer or bulker, and can be adjusted by the operator for different unloading trailers.

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