5 Reasons to Switch to a WBM Ejector Body
Market demand for Ejector Bodies has lead Weldco-Beales Manufacturing (WBM) to add Above Ground models to the company’s suite of Ejector Bodies, after many years of providing Underground models.
WBM’s Ejector Bodies utilize dual eject cylinders, which push the material out without raising the body. This articulated truck modification is an effective replacement for traditional dump style bodies in situations where overhead clearance is restricted and/or the ground is uneven. Companies recognize the following proven benefits of making the switch from dump bodies to WBM Ejector Bodies:
- Improved Safety and Stability
By eliminating the need to raise the body, the risk of hitting overhead obstacles is reduced. The risk of the machine tipping is also lowered due to enhanced stability. As a result, the operator is able to dump more safely in height-restricted areas and on uneven/sloped or softened grounds.
- Enhanced Control
The operator is better able to control the dump speed and the spread of material by adjusting both the ejection speed and driving speed. The material can therefore be spread more evenly and over a larger distance.
- Dumping in Height-Restricted Areas
Dumping does not require additional height clearance, making it easier to dump under bridges, power lines, or even underground. If the machine fits, it can dump.
- Minimized Material Retention
Since the material is physically pushed out, retained material in the body after dumping is nearly eliminated. This leaves more room in the body for the next load.
- Enhanced Productivity
Enhanced productivity is the result of the combined previous four benefits. With fewer height and ground obstacles, the material can be dumped where it needs to be without involving other machines. With enhanced control, the material can be spread in the first pass without the need to slow down between dump and return. Minimized material retention increases the size of each dump for faster cycle times.
WBM Ejector Bodies are available in various models for all articulated dump truck brands and sizes. Each is designed to use the original manufacturers’ components including cylinders, sequencing valve, pins, and bushings where applicable. This makes installation easy; after the original dump bed is removed, the WBM Ejector Body is put into place and connected using those factory components. When underground installation is required, Weldco manufactures the components sized to fit in the elevators and then those components are welded together and installed underground.