A tripper car is a mobile belt conveyor that rides on rails. The mobile conveyor moves back and forth to allow mined material to be discharged into different chutes - feeding multiple conveyor belts, multiple mills, or multiple stockpiles.
Tripper cars can be either remotely controlled or can be operated by an operator that travels with the tripper car as it distributes its material in a forward and reversing manner. A tripper car can be used on belt conveyors that are a few feet in length to belt conveyors that are measured in miles.
Tripper cars have the ability to discharge material from end to end and also from side to side depending on the application.