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Schmitz Cargobull launches new curtainsider semi-trailer for Ireland

Schmitz Cargobull has added a new product to its General Cargo portfolio. The new S.CS Freepost curtainsider semi-trailer has been specially developed to meet the requirements of the UK and Ireland markets, without the need for sliding posts.

The new semi-trailer will be manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull UK production plant in Manchester.

Matthias Muffert, head of product management general cargo at Schmitz Cargobull, said: “Before the start of series production, we subjected the S.CS Freepost to a series of rigorous tests.

“The vehicle, which is equipped with a fixed aluminium roof, galvanised steel cant rails and a reinforced chassis structure, also meets the strict TÜV test requirements, with its low tare weight, and is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL.

“Our customers can rely on a high-quality curtainsider with maximum safety for general freight transport.”

In addition to high body stability, the design of the S.CS Freepost is also focused on handling, the safety of the goods and the safety of the driver and loaders. It is available in different heights from 4,200 mm to 4,800 mm.

The S.CS Freepost does not require any sliding posts and offers the driver-free, lateral loading and unloading with a side aperture height of up to 3,200 mm.

To facilitate unloading, the curtain can be tensioned from both the front and the rear. Additional driver safety is provided by the Schmitz Cargobull Susi-Rail, with which the electrical and pneumatic connections can be moved to the edge of the trailer and hence trailer coupling can be made without climbing between the tractor and trailer.

Flexible load securing points, with continuous lashing holes in the side rave and an optional 16 pairs of 4t lashing rings are available for optimum load securing. Load shift can be prevented by optional load securing straps, which are tensioned from the rave to the roof track.

Additional security against unauthorised access is provided by a 1.8 metre high anti-slash mesh integrated inside the curtains.

Like all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, the S.CS Freepost is also equipped with the proven repair-friendly Modulos chassis with a 10-year guarantee against rust-through. The chassis is complemented by the Rotos axles and suspension.

The trailer is also fitted with the TrailerConnect telematics system from Schmitz Cargobull, which is fitted as standard ex-works.