The new trailer was specified owing to its ability to carry outsized, high-value loads while easily adapting to handle everyday conventional cargo.
“During the pandemic, we relied heavily on traditional haulage work, but now the events business is beginning to make a fast return, we are able to switch over to the specialist loading requirements of the events industry, using the same trailer fleet,” says managing director Gary Bath.
“For some loads, we will cube-out before we weigh-out, so we need the high volume and maximum-height side aperture to make use of every cubic inch.” To facilitate this, the Mega Liner comes with a lifting, sliding roof which enables 2.9m side access and an internal loading height of 3.050m. “This means we can load through the roof or sides with the roof raised, and then effectively wrap the load when the roof is lowered. All hydraulically operated at the press of a button.”
For both irregular loads and standard packaging or pallets, the Mega Liner comes with Krone’s Multi Lock safety loading system, featuring strapping points every 10cm along each side rave, each with a two-tonne load rating.
“This means we can securely strap any size of load anywhere along the trailer,” adds Gary. “And moreover, the straps can be accessed from inside the curtains, which is a safety bonus and comfort to the drivers.”
For added loading flexibility, the trailer has three pairs of side posts with six mounting positions on each side. This, in combination with aluminium side planks and specially-reinforced PVC curtains, means that each item can be quickly loaded while ensuring maximum load security during transit and until unloading is required.
The rear doors too, in Krone’s standard ‘container-type’ design with integrated door furniture and concealed hinges, are produced by Krone to keep the load safe while providing a perfect flat surface for signwriting – in this case with BIT’s distinctive violet livery.
The 30mm-thick trailer floor is finished with a high-resistance phenolic coating and is rated to withstand forklift axle loads of 7,000kg. Meanwhile, the trailers are certified to load security standard EN 12642 XL and ride on Krone axles - including lift axle - and are covered by a six-year warranty.
“We now have eight trucks and 14 high-volume trailers, including four Krone Mega box vans and five Krone Mega Liners,” concludes Bath.