Somerset-based construction equipment specialist Shaun Burton Transport has taken delivery of its fourth tri-axle semi-sloping step frame from Andover Trailers, for transporting rollers, pavers and other items of heavy plant.
Shaun Burton Transport, which maintains a fleet of 12 trucks and six heavy plant trailers, has been purchasing bespoke-built trailers from Andover since 2012. The firm has a further two trailers on order to join the fleet for delivery in 2015.
The new SFSL 40 trailer is equipped with a low profile neck and a semi-sloping frame which allows Shaun Burton Transport to make 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 the most gradual loading angles.
Shaun Burton, Managing Director at Shaun Burton Transport, says: “The sheer demands of operating in the construction environment means that we put build quality at the top of our shopping list when specifying new trailers. The step frames we’ve purchased from Andover have given excellent performance since the first one was delivered three years ago.
“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 be used to deliver equipment to sites across the UK.
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.
The trailer will operate with a striking Scania R620 tractor unit which features a prominent custom-painted livery; it is expected to remain in service for at least eight years.