North Dakota has a large percentage of its land being used for farming, and whether that’s around Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, or the surrounding areas, much of that farmland is used to grow various grains. When those grains and other crops are ready to be harvested, it’s important to have the right transportation options available. Hopper bottom trailers are vital pieces to any farming operation, and when you are ready to find hopper bottom trailers for sale, look no further than the team at Johnsen Trailer Sales. They will put their decades of experience and extensive network of connections to work for you in order to find what you are looking for. But don’t think that all trailers are the same, there are some things to keep in mind when you are looking for hopper bottom trailers for sale.
Safety Features of Hopper Bottom Trailers
When you are looking for hopper bottom trailers for sale, you will want to understand the modern safety features that you want to have on the trailer that you purchase. The more of these you want to have on your trailer, the more expensive the trailer will be. Some trailers will come equipped with sidewall windows. This is handy in order to check the load as it is being filled. This negates the need to constantly use the ladder on the trailer to inspect how full the trailer is getting. Along with the sidewall windows are safety ropes that are inside the trailer. These safety ropes are there to make getting into and out of the trailer easier without falling.
Once the trailer is fully loaded, tarps must be put over the top of the trailer to keep the product from blowing out while being transported. Having electric tarps makes this job much easier and faster, and is very handy when it is windy out. The lights on the trailer will make a difference as well. Modern LED lights are brighter than traditional bulbs, and their lower energy requirements allows for more lights to be added to the trailer, making it easier to see and easier to judge the size of the truck and trailer by others.
Finally, you will want to know if your hopper bottom trailer has ABS installed on the trailer or not. ABS, or antilock brake system, helps to prevent the trailer axle from locking up and jackknifing in the case of a hard brake situation. All of these safety features should be considered when you are looking for hopper bottom trailers for sale in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, or the surrounding areas. Johnsen Trailer Sales is ready to help you find the right trailer for your needs.