New T-liner from Freighter

MaxiTrans has announced a new T-liner from Freighter, to be named ‘T-Liner MARK II’. According to Freighter, the model is a step-change evolution to the curtain sided trailer, featuring less than a third as many buckles while maintaining the same equivalent vertical curtain tension.     “Less buckles results in less time spent opening and closing curtains,” said Mario Colosimo, Freighter General Manager. “Operators can save...

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Tipping Top Ten Tips

Diesel News presents the Tipping Top Ten Tips from truckies on YouTube showing off their tipping dog trailer reversing skills and showing us all how to do it. Experienced tipper and dog drivers know all about this but the subtleties of getting the steering just right are demonstrated by this excellent video showing the operation from every angle.   Here a quad dog driver shows us how to do it with a series of top tips, but some...

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New Load Restraint Gates Released

New load restraint gates released by Freighter have been designed reduce maintenance and improve work health and safety for operators.The new load restraint gate systems for the Freighter range are available in two models: a premium ‘Sliding Post Load Restraint Gates’ model and an entry level ‘Hanging Load Restraint Gates’ model. Both can be ordered as optional upgrades on all Freighter tautliner models, providing a rated load...

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Trailers Full of Innovation

Here’s a trailer video showing a new innovative trailer from Italy. It seems to have lots of complicated features, but Diesel News is struggling to work out the kind of application it may be suited for. Loaded with feature, the whole thing looks very heavy.   Here’s another innovative trailer using a curved top and boat tails to get a better aerodynamic shape, for a tipper, interesting!   This Lamberet...

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Fitting KERS on Trailers

In case you missed it, the topic of fitting KERS on trailers was one of the most interesting presentations at the ComVec Conference in Melbourne, organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia. Here is a similar presentation from earlier this year by the Adgero CEO, Mack Murray, in Amsterdam.   The KERS system concept was introduced in Formula One racing back in 2009:   The pioneer in Australia, first to introduce a hybrid...

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Volvo To Launch New Truck at Melbourne Show

Volvo Group Australia has announced the Australian launch of its new Volvo FE Euro 6 Dual Control 6×4 rear-air suspension waste truck will be at the 2016 edition of the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show in Melbourne. According to the show’s organisers, a last minute rush for exhibition space has seen multiple prominent names added to the line-up of the show, which starts next Thursday, May 5. “There has been a real...

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