Schmitz Cargobull has expanded its UK product line-up with the launch of the S.CS FREEPOST semi-trailer.
Developed specifically for the UK and Irish markets, and manufactured at its Manchester factory, it does away with the need for sliding posts.
Paul Avery, MD of operations at Schmitz Cargobull UK, explains that its bolted galvanized steel cant rail and fixed aluminium roof sheet, help with quick, easy and safe side loading.
He said: “We successfully launched production at our Manchester plant in June 2021 with the production of the market specific S.BO PACE and S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider semi-trailers.
“We are now pleased to be able to offer our customers the S.CS FREEPOST curtainsider semi-trailer, without the need of sliding posts, from our proven modular system.”
The trailer, which has a reinforced chassis structure, is available in different heights from 4,200mm to 4,800mm. It offers the driver free, lateral loading and unloading with a side aperture height of up to 3,200mm. To help with unloading, the curtain can be tensioned from both the front and the rear.
It also features Schmitz Cargobull’s Susi-Rail, with electrical and pneumatic connections which can be moved to the edge of the trailer, so avoiding the need to climb between the tractor and trailer. Other features include flexible load securing points, with continuous lashing holes in the side rave. An optional 16 pairs of 4-tonne lashing rings are available for optimum load securing, and optional load securing straps, which are tensioned from the rave to the roof track, can also be specified.
The S.CS FREEPOST, like all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, is equipped with the MODULOS chassis, which has a 10-year anti corrosion guarantee. The ROTOS axles and suspension are guaranteed for 1,000,000km or six years, whichever comes first.
Matthias Muffert, head of product management general cargo at Schmitz Cargobull, added: “Before the start of series production, we subjected the S.CS FREEPOST to a series of rigorous tests. The vehicle meets the strict TÜV test requirements with its low tare weight, and is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL, meaning our customers can rely on a high-quality curtainsider with maximum safety for general freight transport.”