Andover Trailers introduces new generation of step-frame trailer

Colin Barnett
February 6, 2017


Andover Trailers has introduced a new generation of tri-axle step-frame trailers (pictured), intended to give operators increased levels of versatility from a single vehicle.

The step-frame machinery carrier (SFMC) is supplied with a standard king-pin to rear length of 11.9m riding on a choice of BPW or SAF axles with Knorr-Bremse brakes, and 17.5” or 19.5”wheels and tyres.

The standard trailer, which can provide a full length flat bed, has a tare weight of around 10 tonnes, giving a gross weight of 45 tonnes. This can be increased to 48 tonnes using optional slide-out extensions.

A wide variety of lashing points and tool boxes are provided as standard, with numerous options, including a safe working at height system, available to tailor the trailer to specific needs. 

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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