McGregor raises the curtain on Schmitz fixed-roof trailers15 April 2016

Doncaster-based McGregor Logistics has taken delivery of 20 fixed-roof curtainsider trailers from Schmitz Cargobull – the first of their type to go into service in the UK.

The new trailers – which comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations and feature a bulkhead specific for the British market – join 30 other Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders McGregor Logistics operates throughout the country.

Katy Williams, operations director at McGregor Logistics, says: “We have been purchasing our trailers from Schmitz Cargobull for more than a decade now because they simply have the best build quality. In addition, the trailers are lighter than their nearest competitor, which means an increase in payload on each journey.

“Our trailers also work hard, so the modular bolt-on, bolt-off design means they are extremely easy to repair if necessary.”

The curtainsiders do not require internal restraints as the body and curtains are strong enough to contain the load – as long as the goods are loaded within the positive fit standards set out in legislation. Removing the internal restraint requirement makes loading and unloading quicker and easier, allowing for more efficient operations. The design delivers this performance benefit without operators having to compromise on safety.

The trailers have wraparound curtains and a new aluminium front bulkhead with galvanised steel front and rear corner posts. This enables standard-spec forklifts to load through the side aperture, without requiring a side-shift capability.

The curtainsiders also feature stacker ramming protection, lashing eyes along the entire outer frame and Schmitz’s Rotos axle unit which comes with a 1,000,000km warranty.

To trailers have been fitted with Dhollandia tail-lifts, with platform warning lights and trolley stops.

Laura Cork

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