Young operator chooses theft-resistant curtainsider03 September 2020

In response to heightened activity in online shopping, largely brought on by Covid-19, Preston-based Forge Logistics has purchased a Krone Profi Liner trailer with reinforced curtains, sliding roof and flush-fit rear doors, all of which say the company add flexibility, speed and secure loading to its contract work for a large internet retailer.

Weighing in at 6.47t, the curtainsider is said to be ideal for fully-loaded multi-drop deliveries. Krone’s multi-lock loading system features 2-tonne strapping points every 10cm along each side rave, to allow multiple lashing options for mixed loads.

Co-director James Rose-Shaw says: “With the increased demand we have seen in recent months, the addition of the Krone Profi Liner gives us the flexibility to collect pallet-loaded crates and mixed cargo from delivery stations for onward ‘last-mile’ delivery.”

The Profi Liner is fitted with Krone’s anti-slash, high-strength curtains that have full-height vertical reinforcements and an integrated steel mesh on the inner surface to protect against cutting from the outside.

For additional protection during ramp loading, the Profi Liners are fitted with a bespoke-designed steel rear bumper with shock-absorbing rubber buffers. Also, the flush-faced steel container-type rear doors fold back onto the trailer sides, which is a benefit when reversing into loading bays.

Long term corrosion protection is ensured through Krone’s unique KTL primer and powder coating process and the 30mm phenolic-coated floor is rated to EN 283 for 7,000 kg forklift axle loading.

“Rose-Shaw concludes: “Ours is a fast-expanding and demanding operation and of course we have to make the right choices regarding transport equipment. This Krone Profi Liner combines flexible and secure loading with low tare weight and reliability.”

William Dalrymple

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