New Kogel tipping trailer with extra drive

Kogel is to launch a tipping trailer as a follow on from its curtainsider, the Kögel Trucker Trailer which was launched at last year’s IAA Show in Hannover. The German manufacturer has applied the same principles to its tipping trailers as it did the curtainsider, with a great deal of driver consultation in the design process.

The result is the Kögel Trucker Tipper (KTT) (pictured), which claims a high degree of user friendliness and improved payload thanks to an increased use of aluminium. Although on the launch trailer, the floor is made of 4mm Hardox 450 steel, the sides and headboard are aluminium, 5mm and 7mm respectively, saving up to 430kg compared with 4mm steel

The KTT’s major advantage, though, is the option of an SAF TRAK axle, which has hydraulic drive motors fitted within its hubs and powered from the existing hydraulic tipping system, providing extra traction on steep slopes and uneven terrain. To eliminate the need for any external chutes, the trailer has a 170mm longer rear overhang than previous models, while the tailboard catches have a self-cleaning design to prevent fouling and stone jamming. The KTT is also available with the Kögel Luxima LED rear light system, which incorporates reverse monitoring in the light units.

While the launch trailer is equipped with aluminium wheels and fuel tanks, Kögel acknowledged that at a minimum of 5,520kg unladen, the 24cu m KTT might be too heavy for many payload-conscious UK operators, but for those with different priorities it may be an appealing proposition.

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Eight applications and decisions for the south-east of England

XPO Logistics

A new authorisation for XPO Logistics in Redhill, Surrey were amongst the Applications and Decisions in the South-East traffic area that caught our eye this week.

  • TJ Cottis Transport in Essex has been authorised to operate 20 HGVs and two trailers out of its Rayleigh operating centre and 15 HGVs and two trailers out of a new base in Rawreth.
  • The traffic commissioner has agreed to allow NDH Mansfield to operate eight lorries and eight trailers out of a new base in Crawley, near Bedford.
  • Batts Haulage in Ashford has been given the go ahead to run two vehicles out of an operating centre in Shepperton.
  • Peter McCormack & Sons has had new conditions placed on its O-licence for running HGVs out of its Cranleigh, Surrey, operating centre, with no movements allowed before 6am and after 7pm Monday to Friday and before 8am and after 3pm on Saturday.
  • XPO Transport Solutions UK, which trades as XPO Logistics, has been granted a new authorisation at its Redhill operating centre of eight vehicles and eight trailers.
  • The TC has agreed to MAH UK Transport increasing its authorisation at its Beddington Lane, Croydon, operating centre to 16 vehicles and eight trailers.
  • Walon, which trades as BCA Automotive, has been granted a licence to operate 10 vehicles and 10 trailers out of a new operating centre in Huyton, Liverpool.
  • Vio Logistic Solutions SRL has applied for a standard international licence authorising three HGVs and three trailers out of an operating centre in Santandrei, Romania.

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