BMD Transport has purchased a pair of Fruehauf belt trailers, and has plans to add a further seven to its fleet.
The Aggri-Roll TTS MKII tri-axle trailers are being used exclusively on a Cemex contract, delivering clay between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement Plant.
According to Cemex they are better suited to this operation than conventional tipping trailers, as clay can be discharged at a steady flow, thus reducing stress on the reception hopper and feeder. Cemex describes them as being safer too, as there is no risk of roll-over during discharge. The driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab, further increasing safety and minimising potential risk.
Lee Needham, inbound manager for UK cement operations at Cemex, said: “When BMD presented these new trucks to us, we knew they would be a very positive addition to our fleet. Ensuring the safety of those who work for us and on our sites is of vital importance to Cemex, and we are always looking for ways to improve our operation. These vehicles offer a very obvious safety benefit and meet FORS Silver standard, plus are also efficient and reliable. We look forward to working with BMD to replace the remainder of the fleet.”
Fruehauf introduced its British-built and designed belt trailers and rigid body earlier this year, following two years of extensive trials. The Aggri-Roll TTS MKII is built with Hardox steel, but Fruehauf also offers an aluminium-bodied version, which has a 1.5-tonne payload advantage.