At the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Show held in UK, SDC Trailers presented its first 15.65m double deck trailer. The new trailer is 4.52 high and weights 10,995 kg. For maximum practicality the trailer features four independent load ratchet bays that can be moved vertically by forklift.
The trailer’s chassis was tapered by 360 mm thus offering the 30 degree wheel turn required to achieve 44 tones GVW (gross vehicle weight) at 15.65 m. Until now the company has taken more than 100 orders for longer trailers, with the 15.65m variant in demand.
Paul Bratton, SDC director said “Operators want the space to load an extra four pallets. The split between self-steer rear axle and command rear-steer axle is 60-40. Ordering command rear-steer axles is an extra £4,000 straightaway, and those ordering it tend to be operators who have older yards who can’t get the trailer straight to activate the locking pin for self-steer.”