Live Floor® or Walking Floor® Trailer – Traditional External Post
The East traditional external post Live or Walking Floor® trailer has been a long-time leader in performance and durability. Setting the standard for long-running value, our traditional external post Live or Walking floors have thicker maximum strength side walls with continuously-welded posts.
Proven Hallco® and Keith® floors ensure fast, efficient unloading with specifications matched to your needs. Our sub-frame with an integrated push block is designed for greater durability.
Competitive trailers rely on either a 4-sided tube or a U-shape extrusion (Fig. 3) for subdecking for live-floor support. East uses only the 4-sided tubular subdeck design to support all walking floors (Fig. 4), which is up to 70% stronger than U-shape extrusions.
For walking floors, a U-shaped extrusion lacks in structural support, and can flare out under pressure. When this happens, the UHMW bearings can wear out prematurely, causing the flooring slats to detach. This problem is often not detected until it's too late for an easy repair.