After introducing its new Extreme moving-floor trailer at last year's IAA show in Hanover, Knapen has been preparing for its release onto the market.
Described as a “safe alternative to the large volume scrap tipper”, the trailer uses wear-resistant steel to make it suitable for transporting heavily abrasive materials like scrap, debris and car wrecks.
The main stand-out feature of Knapen’s new trailer is the self-supporting construction, the moving-floor being built on a self-supporting chassis made from high-strength steel which makes it 330kg lighter than alternatives on the market.
Depending on the cargo, it can be fitted with different types of moving-floor, for example, “the Cargo Floor XHDI 22/10, the Keith V18 aluminium walking-floor and the Keith V9 steel walking-floor.”
Other design features include steel rear doors and no rear upper beam which allows the loading of heavy materials through the rear doors. Instead of a protective plate, a retractable rear light plate was chosen that can be operated by means of a remote control.
The reasoning behind these features is to lower the cost of damage.
Following the model's first production run, known as the 0-series, the trailer is now in full production and with some of the first examples being received by firms in Germany and the Netherlands.