Don-Bur displays hydraulically powered Lifting Deck trailer

George Barrow
April 30, 2019

Don-Bur (5A50) is showing a hydraulically powered Lifting Deck trailer at the CV Show.

The 13.6m Blade panelled box van tri-axle trailer, in Warrens livery, is one of a batch of eight for the Culina Group subsidiary.

The Lifting Deck trailer has a volume of 127.6cu m and can carry 44 UK pallets. Standing at 4.92m high, all decks provide at least a 1.9m-high aperture. This is created by small 215/75 R17.5 wheels and a low main deck height of just 0.870m,

When raised, the upper lifting deck platform sits 2.028m above the lower deck, offering ample head clearance when operating stand-on powered pallet trucks.

The core of the Don-Bur Lifting Deck design revolves around a single hydraulic ram principle. This ram is connected to high-tension steel cables that are guided by a number of pulleys up a total of four side support columns.

The floating upper deck platform is then suspended via attachment points within the support columns.

The Don-Bur Lifting Deck exhibit is also has a host of features for improved safety, increased durability, greater capacity and flexibility of operation including EBS-Safe (a system to provide audio/visual alarms to the driver in the event that the EBS power is not connected) and the LowGlide Safe Ground Coupling System (which allows the driver to couple up at ground level without having to access the catwalk).

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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