Tiger supports goods flow with ten forklift curtainsiders for McGregor05 May 2020

Doncaster-based haulier McGregor Logistics has taken delivery of ten tri-axle, straight-frame bespoke curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers.

Featuring Moffett truck-mounted forklifts, the 13.6m curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers entered service immediately and are playing their part in keeping shelves and various supplies across the UK and other countries stocked during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Five of McGregor Logistics’ new EN XL-rated trailers have a 4,500mm overall height and the remainder are 4,000mm tall. They feature Durabrite alloy wheels, a WABCO braking system and SAF disc brakes. All feature Tiger Trailers’ lightweight roof frame assembly, along with an aerodynamic front panel to help mitigate air drag.

The rear of each of McGregor’s latest fleet additions has been tailored for the rigours of daily Moffett operation, with a soft docking feature providing further aid to the driver to protect against bay damage when the forklift isn’t attached, while the lightweight trailers’ design includes neck ballast, and additional galvanisation has been used to maximise protection against rust.

McGregor Logistics’ worldwide reach necessitated the incorporation of ferry lashing rings, and the side valance with standard rear spray suppression has been set at ferry-operating height. Elsewhere, the comfort of the haulier’s drivers has been considered with the installation of a nearside grab handle to aid coupling, and the safety of nearby vehicles and people is reflected in the use of flashing safety beacons at the rear along with additional LED environmental and reversing lights.

William Dalrymple

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