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Two new trailers from Benalu

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:Benalu, once in bed with General Trailers and Fruehauf, is hitting the UK market with lightweight aluminium chassis and trailers. The 9.2m triaxle straight-chassis Siderale trailer weighs in at 5,110kg and its key development for strength is the tapered connection between the 5mm sidewall and the 8mm floor.

Weightlifter’s on the up

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:Weightlifter has introduced its moving-floor trailers to the UK market. The firm believes the keys to success are the backup offered through its sales network and the fact that the trailers are being built in Scunthorpe.

LDV unveils Maxus chassis-cab

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:It's been a while coming, but LDV has launched its chassis-cab version of the Maxus. It goes on sale in September and will also be available ready bodied as a dropside or tipper. Ingemex is the builder payload is 1.3 tonnes for the tipper and 1.6 tonnes for the dropside. Its 2.5-litre diesel offers 95, 120 or 135hp power ratings all have a five-speed transmission as standard.

SDC Trailers loses a rib

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:The well established aggregate step-frame bathtub from SDC Trailers has been slimmed down to help keep weight-conscious operators competitive. To eke out an extra 250kg SDC has taken a rib off the side of the trailer, reducing the total to 16. It features alloy wheels and tanks, Dawbarn easy sheet, DaimlerChrysler axles, disc brakes and Haldex EBS. The kerb weight for the 64yd3 capacity trailer is now 6,540kg.

DG Taylor seeks stock

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:With so many used dealerships supplying the tipper market, it was surprising that only one was involved with Tip-Ex. DG Taylor Commercials, based in Driffield, East Yorks, took the opportunity to put a Euro-4 Daf CF85.360 8x4 on sale at the show and tout for trade.

Aliweld branches out

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:Aliweld's lightweight aluminium tipper features a 76mm step-frame that works up into the body over the fifth wheel and allows a low ride height. Angled ribs improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. It runs on an SDC chassis, has a 65yd3 capacity, and weighs in at 6,005kg.

Brit-Tipp boosts payload

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:The heavier kerb weight of Euro-4 trucks has led Brit-Tipp to reduce the weight of its products. It supplies off-the-shelf tipper/drop-body combinations for Iveco 7.5-tonne chassis cabs. Moving from steel to aluminium panels and tailgate has helped turn a 3,260kg payload at Euro-3 to 3,300kg at Euro-4. The system has a bolted galvanised subframe and steel floor.

Axle developments at ArvinMeritor

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:ArvinMeritor has launched the CS air suspension axle. On a triaxle trailer it saves 45kg and its trailing arm is now clamped to the axle. This helps reduce maintenance, increase strength and removes the need for u-bolts and spring seats.

Edbro loses weight with the CX15

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:Leading lifting-gear manufacturer Edbro launched its CX15 tipping cylinder at Tip-Ex. The system weighs in at 467kg with wet gear, 59kg lighter than its previous model, and with the CS series tipping cylinders the company claims one of the quickest and lightest systems for rigid tippers on the market.

...and turns the tables

Another story from the Tip-Ex 2007 exhibition at Harrogate last week:An innovative rotary tipping table from Abba Commercials is designed to help local authorities meet health and safety requirements when performing reinstalment work in any confined environment. The rotary system moves 180º the tipper compartment is split 2:1 for versatility, with a forward-mounted compartment for storage.