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Trial a Schmitz Cargobull sliding floor trailer

Following positive feedback on its new sliding floor trailer range at Tip-Ex 2013, Schmitz Cargobull has launched a dedicated demonstrator model for the UK and Republic of Ireland markets, which is available now for customers to trial. The S.SF 24 with sliding floor trailer, manufactured at Schmitz Cargobull’s Gotha plant in Germany, was brought over to the UK exclusively for the three-day show at Harrogate, where it received significant customer interest.Schmitz Cargobull

Paul Avery, Managing Director of Schmitz Cargobull UK says: “Following the sliding floor trailer’s debut at Tip-Ex last month, and the interest it has attracted, we have decided to put a dedicated demonstrator on our fleet. We’re adding this new range to our established line-up of reefer, curtainside and box van trailers with immediate effect, and making it available for appraisal by operators and fleets throughout the UK and Ireland.” reports The tri-axle trailer, which has a cargo space volume of 92m3, is equipped with 21 hydraulic sliding elements for moving bulk or packaged goods and a roll-up tarpaulin roof.

The sliding floor enables it to easily transport products used in the waste, agricultural, wood and recycling industries, and to unload bulk goods in precisely controlled amounts without tipping.

The demonstrator was built with special features for the waste industry, including an 8mm floor thickness and a roof with extra strong cross braces with screwed storage. The body also meets DIN EN 12642 Code XL certification for load security.

The new trailer carries Schmitz Cargobull’s European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and is designed to handle demanding workloads. It also offers convincingly low maintenance and repair costs, as it is manufactured exclusively with materials providing high wear resistance together with long-lasting components.

In addition, the trailer is fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s ROTOS® running gear with a complete series-standard range of safety equipment, including maintenance-free bearing, an innovative ventilation system for the disc brakes, the weight-optimised brake calliper, the multi-ride-height pneumatic suspension along with the standard trailer EBS (Electronic Braking System) with RSP (Roll Stability Program).