SDC launches its Freespan open-aperture trailer in the UK

SDC has expanded its UK product line-up with the launch of Freespan, a curtain-sided semi trailer with a fully clear side aperture.

Although Freespan has previously been sold in Ireland, this is the first time it has been offered to UK operators.

SDC had previously provided a Freespan-type curtainsider in conjunction with Lawrence David. However this arrangement came to an end when Polish manufacturer Wielton purchased a 75% stake in Lawrence David, and its chassis are now being imported from Poland for its pillarless model.

The Freespan utilises SDC’s tried and tested robotically welded chassis, 150,000 of which have been built in the last 40 years. It also features its Easy-roll curtain technology, with its low-friction track system. 

SDC’s chief operating officer Paul Bratton said: “We are delighted to finally release the Freespan in the UK after years of building it solely for the Irish market, providing a reliable solution for customers who require a side loading operation.”

Read the full story in this week’s Commercial Motor (on sale 9 January).

Renault Range T 460 6x2 tractor unit - Used Truck Deal of the Day

Renault Range T 460

This 2016 Renault Range T 460 6x2 tractor unit is our used truck deal of the day from Q2 Trucks in Stanton.

Having covered 360,000km with one previous owner, this Renault is equipped with a sleeper cab which houses a single bunk, radio, fridge and cruise control.

The chassis has a mid-lifting axle and a sliding fifth wheel.

Available with 12 month’s MoT and a full valet upon purchase, Q2 is willing to deliver this vehicle to its next owner. Price is available on application.