Having to open and close the traps on a grain trailer again and again can be tough on a driver, and it uses a lot of time that could be better spent doing other things
This is where the ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversions from Agri-Cover can help. The
Electric Hopper Conversion mounts to your existing manual-crank hopper driveshaft and gives you electric control from the cab or with a remote control.
There’s no need to cut off or throw out the hopper doors you’ve already got installed. Just add this system to convert your trailer’s traps to electric.
There are other benefits to adding this conversion. It eases driver fatigue, is lighter by design, and saves time allowing more trips per day.
The system also improves safety for drivers and operators, reducing the risk of injuries. A safe driver is a productive driver, while an injured driver means one fewer person to share the work — not to mention the costs of caring for an injured driver.
This video shows the steps involved in installing a ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversion:
This conversion readily attaches to any standard 1-inch hopper driveshaft with its split-sprocket technology. This prevents you from having to cut the driveshaft. It also connects to hoppers with non-standard driveshafts. Here’s a video that shows that process:
The ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversion’s reliable and powerful chain drive system has oversized bearings and is built for years of dependable use. It features stainless-steel parts to give it maximum protection from road salt and flying gravel.
The electric hopper trap openers feature a positive automatic lock that is impossible to back-off, so it locks wherever you stop to control the flow of grain. Featuring stainless-steel hardware in a high-clearance design, ROLTEC® hopper conversions provide maximum protection from harsh road conditions.
The system also includes a simple manual override in case of power loss. Just remove the detachable link and you can still crank the hopper door like before.
The conversion system comes ready to work with Agri-Cover’s COMMAND-10® remote. The remote lets a driver operate a combination of up to 10 electric tarps, hopper trap openers or accessories from more than 100 feet away. You simply hold down a button to operate, and release it to stop at any point.
Drivers have the option to have multiple trucks programmed to one remote, or decide to have multiple remotes programmed for several trucks. The COMMAND-10® remote shuts off when its lid is closed or after 3 minutes of inactivity for long-lasting battery life.
Here’s a video that shows how to set up your COMMAND-10® remote to fit your needs:
ROLTEC® conversions can add productivity, safety and utility to your farm operation. You can order yours online, or contact Agri-Cover at 866-414-5422 to make an order or find a dealer close to you.