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How Does CARHOE Compare to Other Hard Car Unloaders?

There are other hard car unloaders in the marketplace, so what’s the difference? At the end of the day, we’re breaking up the DDGs one way or the other and moving along, right?

If that was the case, guys with sledgehammers might as well keep banging on the side of the rail car.

The CARHOE Hard Car Unloader makes your job safer, faster, and more efficient. Let’s take a look at some of the differentiators CARHOE has compared to our competitors, and then watch the CARHOE in action.

Ease of Installation

Other brands require more steel and structural support that stretches over your rail system, but CARHOE’s sleek design enables installation on just one side of your tracks. Our system is one complete, standalone unit. It doesn’t require a secondary mounting structure.

Greater Range of Movement

Because of its mounting design, other company’s unloaders are in a fixed location while ours is able to pivot, and work with two unloading locations side-by-side. This gives you greater control and flexibility, which ultimately means a faster unloading time for your crew.

Quiet Operation and Lower Railcar Impact

CARHOE is proven to eliminate damage to rail cars and lower the amount of unnecessary noise in the yard. 

Onsite Training and Installation Assistance

CARHOE offers onsite installation assistance and onsite training, so that you can be up and running with your new equipment in no time at all.

Ongoing Customer Support

We pride ourselves on being there for our customers, long after installation and training is complete. We’re here to get you back up and running if you have a maintenance issue.See the CARHOE in action and then learn more about how the CARHOE Hard Car Unloader can benefit your business.

Make the Global DDG Shipping Process Easier

In the last few years, demand for dried distiller’s grains (DDG) has exploded around the world, with U.S. exports of DDG increasing from 5 million tons in 2009 to more than 11 million metric tons in 53 countries in 2021/2022, according to the U.S. Grains Council.

Mexico is the largest importer of DDG currently, and Vietnam is the next largest, followed by South Korea, Canada, and Indonesia.

More Congestion as DDG Demand Increases

As more countries purchase DDG as a feed ingredient, more feed mills, rail yards, and shipping docks will need to manage the unloading of DDGs safely, quickly, and efficiently so that products arrive on time, on budget, and without contamination. DDG settles and compacts during transit creating issues with the unloading process. To hasten the job, workers may use sledgehammers, shovels, jackhammers, and other tools to break up the contents inside the railcar. This can create unnecessary damage to the car, potentially contaminate the product and create safety hazards for employees.

But demand for DDGs is only going to increase globally.

ENTER: the CARHOE™ Hard Car Unloader.

Sarka’s CARHOE™ Hard Car Unloader address these challenges employees face around the world. Carhoe makes unloading products like DDG, corn meal, corn gluten pellets, coal, coke and aggregates faster, easier, safer and more profitable.

Watch this video to see how it works: The Carhoe DDG hard car unloader

CARHOE is a Total Solutions Provider

Sarka has provided rail car unloading solutions for facilities in multiple countries. Carhoe reduces employee turnover, work-related injuries, and makes the unloading process more efficient. Learn more about how the CARHOE can benefit your business and get in touch today.

Numerous Benefits of CARHOE Hard Car Unloader

Demand for dried distillers’ grains, or DDGs, is increasing across the country as a high-protein feed option often transported by rail. DDGs can be extremely challenging to unload because the product compacts during transit.

Sarka’s CARHOE Hard Car Unloader is designed specifically to ease the strain of unloading difficult products that compact during transit in rail cars. See the CARHOE in action and read on to learn more about the benefits of having a Carhoe Hard Car Unloader.

CARHOE Makes the Job Safer

Unloading DDGs, corn gluten, and other grains can create safety issues that put employees in danger. With a Carhoe, employees aren’t climbing on railcars with tools and sledgehammers to manually separate product. Carhoe reduces employee risk by minimizing fall hazards, fatigue, injury, and workers compensation claims while also eliminating damage to railcars.

CARHOE Reduces Your Labor Costs

Carhoe decreases unloading time exponentially and reduces the number of employees required to unload difficult cars. Noise is reduced drastically because of the quiet operation and eliminates pounding with jackhammers and sledgehammers.

Benefits of Carhoe Hard Car Unloader:

  • Considerably reduces unloading time.
  • Significant reduction in employee fatigue and injury.
  • Reduces the number of employees required.
  • Eliminates damage to rail cars.
  • · Eliminates unnecessary noise to unload.
  • One Complete unit vs to secondary mounting structure.
  • On-site installation assistance.
  • Fast Installation with on-site training.

Cut the Costs with CARHOE

Learn more about how the CARHOE Hard Car Unloader can benefit your operations.

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