Crick drives sales of sliding bogie tipper trailer
Rugby-based Crick Trailer Sales will push sales of its sliding bogie tipper trailer in the UK through the rest of 2018.
Scott Pagano, technical sales manager at Crick Trailer Sales, said: “It’s been successful in Ireland but hasn’t been pushed in the UK until now. “We’ve had interest from operators who are interested in its ability to carry bigger loads, as well as its superior manoeuvrability and stability.”
The product, manufactured at Dennison Trailers’ plant in Lancaster, has a payload of up to 29.5 tonnes and will compete against the 8x4 rigid tipper. In tests undertaken at Chobham, Surrey, for tipping stability, the trailer remained planted on the ground at 8.5 degrees, exceeding the requirement set to obtain class A certification by 13%.
Pagano said the trailer gets its stability through the sliding bogie’s wide chassis centre and shorter chassis length in the tipping position. He added: “The trailer’s ability to remain upright on adverse ground conditions has meant it has been used on major UK road building projects.
“It’s also very efficient: for every three journeys a driver makes with an 8x4 tipper he only needs to do two journeys with the sliding bogie tipper.” The dealer, founded in 2016, has a demonstrator available.
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