Arnold Company’s Door Demon: Hopper Trailer Opener (HTO) is billed as the first of its kind—a handheld, powered device explicitly designed for use with hopper trailers. It aims to make the tough job of opening trailer gates and traps easier and safer. Does it live up to the hype? Read on to find out.

Features and Benefits

Rugged yet lightweight, the HTO is suitable for single-person operation and can be used comfortably for long periods. Operators won’t have to expend a lot of effort to open hopper traps like they would with a manual crank. The speed and continuous torque the HTO produces allows for an efficient and controlled opening of even the most stubborn gates without causing damage to trailer components.  

The HTO is an air-powered trailer opener, requiring only 15 CFM to operate. However, it is surprisingly quiet for a pneumatic tool, with noise levels at below 80 decibels.

One of the features that make the HTO truly stand out is its shaft and socket assembly. The HTO comes standard with three interchangeable sockets that can be used with most trailers. The shaft and socket design allows users to switch between sockets quickly but prevents detachment while the device is in use.

There’s also a locking mechanism so users can safely open the latch on a trailer. Also, there is a safety mechanism on the throttle that prevents users from accidentally engaging the HTO.

Final Thoughts

The Door Demon: Hopper Trailer Opener is proof that great things come in small packages. This portable, handheld device gets the job done, and it does so much more quickly and safely than larger, manual crank systems. Operators will appreciate how this lightweight, user-friendly tool makes the process of unloading grain seamless, allowing them to save time and boost productivity.

Operators and facility owners interested in the Door Demon: HTO can reach out to KC Supply Co. for more information.