Leading trailer manufacturer, Freighter, has announced plans to display its rugged Outback model in May’s Brisbane Truck Show. Built specifically for conditions present in areas such as rural Queensland, the Freighter Outback is designed and built to withstand the worst that Australian roads can throw at it. With transport operators receiving ongoing enquiry from the mining industry, the Freighter Outback is the ideal trailer to handle such demanding requirements.
Rod Cunningham, Freighter General Manager, spoke ahead of the show of the increasing interest in the brand’s heavy duty solution. “One of the key things that operators need to be careful of when undertaking these rugged jobs is the need for the appropriate trailer equipment to suit the task. The mining industry differs from other industries in that it often involves carrying heavy loads off-road or over unsealed roads in poor condition. These factors can often combine to damage or break an ordinary trailer designed for predominantly highway use.”
Cunningham went on to advise operators that they need to carefully select their trailers to suit the job at hand. “Freighter has purpose designed the Outback Series of trailers for just this requirement – carrying heavy equipment on terrain of varying quality. We sent a team out into the harshest areas of the country to find out what operators need from their trailers in order to survive the tough conditions of the Australian outback. Reinforced mainrails with more cross-members, heavy duty combing rails and heavy duty tow couplings are just some of the features we’ve incorporated to increase durability. We then tested and tweaked the design to get to what you see today.”
Available as a T-Liner, skel or semi, the Freighter Outback seen at the Brisbane Show will be a drop deck semi with rear ramps and small foldaway ramps from the lower to the upper deck. “This trailer would be perfect for transporting heavy equipment or mixed loads on harsh terrain,” said Cunningham, before adding a teaser that the brand plans to exhibit another “surprise” at the show in May. “We can’t say much about it yet, but operators should look forward to seeing yet another Freighter innovation when they visit our stand in Brisbane.”
Freighter can be found on stand number 30 at the Brisbane Truck Show 2013. The show runs from the 16th to the 19th May, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.