Shaun Burton grows heavy plant trailer fleet with Andover06 May 2015

Construction equipment business Shaun Burton Transport has taken delivery of its fourth tri-axle semi-sloping step frame from Andover Trailers – and has already placed orders for a further two for delivery this year.

The Somerset-based operator has a fleet of 12 trucks and six heavy plant trailers, has been purchasing bespoke-built trailers from Andover since 2012.

Its latest addition, the SFSL 40 trailer, is equipped with a low-profile neck and a semi-sloping frame, enabling full use of the trailer's length, with the ability to load plant safely and easily onto the upper deck.

SAF air suspension, with a Wabco raise/lower valve, has been included to ensure the drivers can raise the running height when making deliveries off-road, or lower the suspension to ensure gradual loading angles.

The specification includes a full LED lighting system and silver conspicuity markings down both sides, for maximum visibility. It also features SAF drum brake axles, with a lifting rear and auto-lowering facility, plus 1m-wide power toe ramps with access toes.

Shaun Burton, managing director, says build quality is the top of his list. "With this latest delivery, Andover has provided us with a trailer which can not only be depended on, but is also lighter than competitor models.

"This allows us to move more equipment with every trip, making our fleet more productive."

The trailer will operate with a Scania R620 tractor unit and is expected to be in service for at least eight years.

Laura Cork

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