Bespoke Tiger trailer is shining example for Dextra Group 21 February 2020

Lighting manufacturer Dextra Group has taken delivery of a tandem axle double-deck stepframe trailer, from Tiger Trailers, custom designed to meet the operator’s requirements and to integrate technology features.

The 9.6m curtainsider is specified with a hot-dipped and galvanised chassis, bearers and end frames, all with an eight-year anti-corrosion warranty. An aerodynamic front panel was included, along with metallic paint and internal strap storage.

At the rear, recessed lights were stipulated to reduce the risk of damage, and Tiger’s designers accommodated a Manitou forklift truck mounting kit.

SAF components were key in Dextra’s trailer requirements, and the trailer maker fitted disc brake axles to work alongside the Haldex EBS braking system. Dextra has also specified Michelin’s XTA2+ tyres and SAF’s Tire Pilot tyre pressure monitoring system.

“Tiger’s technical team listened to the quality and health and safety issues we had been experiencing with our current trailers, and re-engineered problems into solutions in our new design,” says Tim Pickford, operations director at the Dorset-based business.

“One thing that really impressed me was that they reacted to comments and criticism from our drivers, and in part some of the new design features added were to make the trailers safer and easier to use while on the road.

“We’re very happy to be working with such a customer-focused manufacturer.”

Laura Cork

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