The new trailer is said to offer measurable benefits, pound for pound, in terms of increased capacity, reduced weight, flexibility and a competitive price.
Billed as a ‘one product suits all’ trailer, its modular bolted chassis enables more specification flexibility, with a shorter lead time than that needed for a traditional bespoke double-decker, adds the manufacturer.
ExcelLite composite panels, along with other lightweight components, mean the Lifting Deck Maxi Wedge weighs 12,600kg – 1,200kg less than a standard double-deck trailer.
The overall height of the moving double-deck Maxi Wedge box van is 4,955mm and the coupling height is 1,250mm. The new design means customers can use a standard fifth wheel height tractor, so no fleet changes are needed to achieve the load capacity associated with a lower European standard fifth wheel height.
“Our moving double-deck Maxi Wedge box van is a game changer for the industry,” says Mark Cartwright, group managing director.
“We have significantly increased capacity and reduced weight in the design, which offers major benefits to our customers in terms of fuel savings, increased payload and improving their carbon footprint.
“We have built this new trailer very much with the customer in mind: flexibility, fewer moving parts so lower maintenance costs, reduced lead times and a highly competitive price, with a choice of two models in standard or premium build.”