TRT Ltd have designed and manufactured a Widening 8 Line Platform Trailer for Mactrans Heavy Haulage Pty Ltd (Mactrans), from Queensland, Australia.
Following extensive consultation with Mactrans, the features of this trailer have been designed for their specific haulage challenges, to make the transport of equipment, from 70 – 120 tonne, more efficient.
The key features of this platform trailer have been designed for maximum manoeuvrability and load variation.
The trailer has a centre spine with two widening decks that expand its width from 3350mm to 4880mm. There is 18m of clear deck behind the neck to the inside the ramps, and 855mm lowered height for easy loading. The deck is manufactured with a positive camber and TRT’s innovative coaming rail (the deepest of any trailer manufacturer) to help optimise load stability.
It has 16 axles, 64 wheels and eight spares. The BPW axles have been specifically designed to fit the trailer design. All axles have command steer via the slew ring, hydraulic rams and linkage to each axle. This maintains a positive steering system in forward and reverse. With a trailer of 23m in length, it is critical to provide consistency in manoeuvrability in any direction.
The trailer has been designed with TRT’s exclusive live hydraulic compensating “Gooseneck”, which allows the trailer to be lifted and lowered, and the “live” component means it moves with the terrain when travelling, providing constant traction over the drive axles for optimal travel off-highway. This helps minimise the chance of damage to the equipment and load, improves travel time and the longevity of the trailer.
TRT’s innovation in trailer design, passionate team, and its 100% in-house manufacturing gives customers, like Mactrans, peace of mind that they are getting the best transport solutions for their operation. TRT backs this up with aftermarket support, genuine parts and service.
If you are interested in finding out how TRT can help you with your haulage solutions call Bruce or Glen 07 849 4839 or contact us with your details.