Eleven new Fruehauf Smoothside Sloper bulk tipping trailers make landfall at Associated British Ports

Carol Millett
July 13, 2018


Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken delivery of 11 new Fruehauf Smoothside Sloper bulk tipping trailers.

A 13-strong fleet of new Terberg YT222 Yard Tractors have been adapted to pull the trailers.

The trailers, which will be used to move bio-mass on the docks, come with Shurko Electric sheets, Hyva rams and air-operated tailgates. Fruehauf worked with Terberg to help it build in the tipping gear needed to allow the Terberg YT222 Yard Tractors to pull the trailers.

Fruehauf was chosen by ABP after a full tender process. Fruehauf sales director Karl Spooner told CM: “I think our bid stood out on residual value, quality and service. This was a new venture for ABP as it is the first time tipper equipment has been fitted to dock tugs.”

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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