Landoll trailer saves Shaw Commercials time and money 14 November 2011
A new Roger Dyson Landoll travelling-axle trailer is helping Shaw Commercials turn around recovery jobs in half the time, with half the manpower.
Previously, for many of these jobs, the Irish operator has relied on a standard, fixed-axle low-loader trailer. But for buses and coaches in particular, with their very long overhangs, this was not an ideal solution.
"Getting a bus onto the trailer was a two-man job and always difficult. The angle of approach just wasn't low enough," explains managing director Mick Shaw.
"But the Landoll is designed for recovery work and the travelling axle system means the approach angle is very low indeed. The time it takes to turn around a recovery has been slashed by at least half, and it's now a safe and straightforward one-man operation."
The new trailer has a fully hydraulic, 48ft platform and offers a loading angle of less than six degrees. Other features include an extra front extension, over-width side-mounted outriggers and a 20,000lb winch with remote control.
Fitted with three Haldex EBS electronically braked 11,000kg axles, it is designed to a gvw of 53,000kg, giving a carrying capacity of 44,000kg and allowing it to cope easily with the largest recovery jobs.
Roger Dyson Ltd
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