West Sussex-based forklift supplier Mexmast has taken delivery of a tri-axle step-frame trailer with curtainside bodywork and a retractable roof from Andover Trailers.
The new trailer features a full-width, full-height flip-toe ramp with a shallow loading angle, a powered lifting neck ramp, a reinforced steel centre channel to support three-wheeled forklifts, and 30 lashing points to provide a versatile load securing system.
It replaces the Burgess Hill-based company’s existing Andover trailer, which has clocked up 12 years in service and 750,000km.
The combination of a low trailer height and sliding roof allows forklifts with a mast height of up to 4m to be loaded.
There is a Trailer System Engineering sliding roof system, which features four locking positions, as well as the capability to lift the rear SAF axle from the cab.
It also incorporates swing-out rear-pillars and sliding side-pillars with two locking positions, meaning machines wider than the door frame can be loaded with ease.
The trailer, which will be on the road five days a week, pulled by Mexmast’s new 4x2 Volvo FM tractor unit, is expected to be in operation for a minimum of 10 years, and average about 60,000km a year.
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