Wincanton and Feldbinder have developed a “side manway” design for construction vehicles, which allows safe entry to silo tankers via low-level access points.
Wincanton says the new design minimises potential danger and offers about five per cent payload benefit compared to tipping Tanks.
Four vehicles featuring the new design entry points are now being trialled.
Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “This new design means an operator can enter the silo tanker via the side access point. Although this is still classed as entry into a confined space, it has significant reduced risk-potential due to it being near ground level access because it is easier for operatives to raise an alarm or call a colleague.”