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SDC specialist trailers will be on display at IAA

04 September 2014 #CV Sector #News #Trailer

News from SDC Trailers: UK trailer manufacturer, SDC Trailers has announced it will be present at the world’s leading transportation and logistics trade fair – the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover from 25th September to 2nd October 2014.

SDC will be showcasing a number of trailers from their comprehensive range for road haulage and transportation. The impressive line-up includes SDC’s ‘Fastliner’ Buckleless Curtainsider with Stobart livery, a Low Ride Height TIP Skeletal, the SDC ‘Autoliner’ Car Transporter and the company’s striking Event Hospitality Trailer.

As the largest UK trailer manufacturer, SDC has worked with some of the world’s top logistics providers to custom-build products in line with their specific transport requirements. The ‘Fastliner’ Buckleless Curtainsider features sliding concertina aluminium planks attached to the curtain running in the standard roof rail and on steel tracks attached to the side rave eliminating the need for side posts and giving a clear side aperture for easy loading.

The sliding concertina aluminium plank system provides customers with additional load security during transit and can be fitted with double decking beams or straps for roll cage retention. From the outside SDC’s Fastliner trailer resembles their standard curtainsider however the smart design offers increased aerodynamics, accessibility and safety functions. SDC also offer the option of EN12642XL certification on the Fastliner, a symbol of quality accreditation awarded by German certification agency TÜV-NORD.

Next to the Fastliner, SDC will showcase a Low Ride Height TIP Skeletal trailer. Fully compliant with 45’ High Cube ISO shipping containers, the low chassis ride height allows an overall height of less than 4m to be maintained. The trailer chassis is fabricated in high tensile steel and optimised with the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to obtain a robust construction yet lightest weight. Container guide devices make loading faster and help prevent damage to the chassis or container during loading. The skeletal trailer is fully compliant with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) and all OEM components are industry standard and size – making them readily available and easily serviceable.

SDC will be also displaying their patented Autoliner car transporter launched in 2013 in response to a demand from vehicle transport operators. The innovative semi-trailer offers increased flexibility over the standard car transporter, with additional operational and fuel saving benefits. Two hydraulically adjustable lifting decks are designed to carry a payload of six large SUV type vehicles or eight standard size cars. The main chassis of the trailer incorporates a custom design suspension arrangement with disc brakes to provide maximum stability.

In the run up to the show, SDC’s Managing Director Mark Cuskeran, said, “We have seen a significant level of interest coming from international operators were the standardised trailer doesn’t fit the bill. Our engineers are highly qualified to meet the needs of international operators whether their objective is innovation, customisation or value for money.”

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