1681021 - Events transporter goes post-pandemic with Mega solution from Krone 1

Events haulier Bath International Transport is adding another Mega Liner curtainsider from Krone Trailer UK to its fleet after seeing a post-pandemic resurgence in demand.

The Bristol-based company has chosen the new trailer for its ability to carry outsized, high value loads as well as conventional cargo.

MD Gary Bath, said: “During the pandemic, we relied heavily on traditional haulage work but now the events business is beginning to make a fast return, we are able to switch over to the specialist loading requirements of the events industry, using the same trailer fleet.”

He added: “For some loads, we will cube-out before we weigh-out, so we need the high volume and maximum-height side aperture to make use of every cubic inch.”

To facilitate this the Mega Liner comes with a lifting, sliding roof which enables 2.9m side access and an internal loading height of 3.050m.

“This means we can load through the roof or sides with the roof raised and then effectively wrap the load when the roof is lowered. All hydraulically operated at the press of a button,” said Bath.

The trailer, which is emblazoned with the company’s violet livery, is also suited to irregular loads and standard packaging or pallets, and has Krone’s Multi Lock safety loading system which is supplied as standard. The Multi-Lock features strapping points every 10cms along each side, each with a two-tonne load rating.

“This means we can securely strap any size of load anywhere along the trailer and moreover, the straps can be accessed from inside the curtains which is a safety bonus and comfort to the drivers,” Bath explained.

The trailer also has three pairs of side posts with six mounting positions on each side for greater loading flexibility, which combined with aluminium side planks and specially reinforced PVC curtains allows each item can be quickly loaded while ensuring maximum load security during transit.

The rear doors are Krone’s standard ‘container-type’ design with integrated door furniture and concealed hinges, which are designed to keep the load safe.

Bat said: “Maintaining a high class, professional image is key to our operation and much appreciated by our customers. Unlike some other trailer chassis, the Mega Liner’s is fully shot-blasted, treated with a KTL protective dip and then powder coated in the colour of our choice. Plus we opted for metallic silver side guards and the finished job comes with a 10-year warranty against rust, through perforation of steel components.”

The 30mm-thick trailer floor is finished with a high-resistance phenolic coating and is rated to withstand forklift axle loads of 7.000kg. It is also certified to load security standard EN 12642 XL and ride on Krone axles - including lift axle - and is covered by a six-year unlimited milage warranty.

Bath said: “We now have eight trucks and 14 high-volume trailers, including four Krone Mega box vans and five Krone Mega Liners and with the high quality of these latest Krone Mega Liners, we are confident that our business will continue to go from strength to strength.”