Sep 20, 2017Tong releases reversing sensors for Caretaker mobile grader
Tong’s Caretaker mobile grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, making it easier to load the grader’s hopper.
Designed to provide operators with the hopper loading version of parking sensors, the new trailer reversing system features a 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.
The Caretaker hopper is fitted with two identical LED “traffic lights” at each side of the hopper, that shine green as the trailer 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 trailers or bulkers, and can be adjusted for different unloading trailers.