Meat Rail Options
Gray & Adams offer various types of meat rails and hooks for the transportation of raw meat and carcasses. Click on images below to enlarge.
Euro Rails (round rails):
These are normally 50 or 60 mm in diameter round, galvanised rails used mainly in the pork processing industry. They are mechanically loaded by coupling the rails in the trailer to those fitted in the processing plant. The product then runs straight through the trailer from the factory.
These rails have return rails as well as the rails that product hangs on for storing hooks. These are mostly used for hanging beef.
These are most commonly used for transporting lambs and are fitted with chains and hook stops at regular intervals to stop the load from transferring forward and hitting the front bulkhead. These can also be used for hanging beef but the rails are not as deep as the conventional I-beam.
Key Features of Meat Rail Trailers/Bodies:
- In a meat rail trailer or body a five element body panel is generally used to offer a far superior resistance to impact from hanging meat.
- Meat rails can normally be retrofitted to existing vehicles
- A hook cover can be incorporated which allows the hooks to be pushed against the underside of the roof when they are not in use. This prevents the hooks from getting damaged and means that the internal load height is not compromised when they are not required.
- We have previously designed meat transportation vehicles with a built in meat loading crane. This automates the loading process by lifting the meat inside the body.