Weightlifter and PPG Fabrications launch a Walking Floor trailer

Will Shiers
January 24, 2020


PPG Fabrications and Weightlifter have expanded their product ranges with the launch of a moving-floor tri-axle trailer.

“Non-tipping trailers is an area of the business that is going to grow,” said Nigel Butler, joint owner of Weightlifter and PPG. “There is a desire to move away from tipping trailers for H&S reasons. We think this is the right solution. It’s a small market at the moment, but it will grow, and we are in the perfect position to exploit that market.”

The 27cu m trailer recently underwent a successful four-week trial with customer Tarmac, during which time it was used to carry a mix of sand, aggregates and Tarmac.

It features a Weightlifter chassis, a PPG plank-sided insulated body, Keith Walking Floor, Daimler axles, Jost landing legs and a Dawbarn Hydroclear sheet system. It is equipped with numerous safety features, including three Labcraft Banksman lights per side and Brigade Sidescan sensors and camera system.

About the Author

Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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