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Miner Enterprises Inc.: 13- by 42-Inch AutoLOK™ II Discharge Gate

Miner Enterprises Inc.

Miner's AutoLOK™ II 13- by 42-inch gravity discharge gate is designed for bottom discharge of cement and chemicals from covered hopper cars. The 13- by 42-inch model features the patented BackLOK™ positive locking mechanism to ensure the gate stays tightly locked at all times. The 13- by 42-inch AutoLOK II also utilizes three all-steel, inboard mounted runners to support the door in optimum load bearing areas for reduced door deflection and lower operating torque. The runner system also creates a clear path which virtually eliminates commodity packing, the company says. The frame also reduces leakage during boot unloading. At 368 pounds, the 13- by 42-inch AutoLOK II is 20 to 30 pounds lighter than its predecessor.