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New Stinger Hopper for Canadian and U.S Markets

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Tong Engineering has unveiled their new Stinger Hopper, specifically engineered to meet the demands of the Canadian and U.S. markets. This new even flow hopper solution is designed to streamline the unloading of live-bottom trucks and semis for maximum efficiency and reliability.

The Stinger Hopper is one fully integrated even flow machine with a built-in stinger elevator, resulting in a complete unloading solution that can receive crop direct from trucks.

The new Stinger Hopper features a deep-flighted 6ft wide stinger elevator at the infeed, which is hydraulically adjustable to suit the height of the unloading trailers for ultimate versatility. The stinger elevator has been fitted with what Tong calls the Droop Snoop, and the end of the elevator lowers into to the hopper for the gentlest handling.

Both the stinger and the hopper are fitted with sensors that automatically detect the level of crop in the hopper, keeping the droop snoop in optimum position as well as controlling the speed hopper according to the level of crop to ensure there is always a constant flow of product onto the handling line.

The new built-in Stinger elevator can be specified on any Tong even flow hopper, and when added to a mobile even flow hopper, the Stinger elevator can be moved hydraulically into a transport position within seconds, and the machine is quickly and easily transportable to its next destination.

“It’s one fine-tuned machine that delivers streamlined and gentle unloading whilst providing maximised throughput of up to 150 tons per hour,” says Charlie Rich, Sales Director at Tong Engineering, in a news release.

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