Outback Series

The Australian Outback is a vast, harsh and unforgiving place where only the highest quality and most durable transport equipment will survive. It’s true that Freighter Outback is no ordinary trailer.

Freighter Outback is designed and built to withstand the worst that Australian roads can throw at it. For many years, operators who ply Australia’s vast network of country roads day in and day out have come to depend on Freighter to get them and their loads safely to their destination.

When Freighter engineers were designing the Outback, they understood that a new approach would have to be adhered to in order to meet their goal of outstanding reliability and durability.  A no compromise approach was therefore adopted for Outback’s design which incorporates a number of unique features over and above a standard Freighter trailer.

The Outback is available in a range of Freighter models from semi trailer, to skel, T-Liner and drop deck models of all of the above. It is also available on custom designs and in your preferred specification. Speak to your dealer for further options.

Since 1946, Freighter has supplied specially designed heavy duty trailers to transport operators across Australia.  We have taken these years of experience in design refinement, working with our customers and understanding their tough operating conditions and combined it to produce the Freighter Outback Series.

The Freighter Outback exemplifies the legendary Freighter durability.  It is a heavy duty design that combines optimum strength with long life performance that ensures operational efficiency and increased profits, again and again.

Freighter Design & Innovation Features

  • Frame designed for 100% off-road use (rating of 44 tonnes on semis)
  • Features massive main-rails coupled with more cross-members that provide its core strength
  • Heavy duty coaming rails that are 25% deeper than standard rails.
  • Legendary Freighter VE50 heavy duty spring suspension designed specifically for outback road conditions
  • Heavy duty tow coupling provides worry-free connection for road trains. (Optional)
  • Reinforced floor
  • Road train rated wiring
  • Heavy duty tyre carrier
  • Heavy duty toolbox
  • The computer-aided design delivers a chassis with superior strength, performance and durability
  • Freighter’s high quality two pack paint, applied over a grit blasted and primed base, ensures long lasting good looks
  • LED lights are also standard, providing long and reliable life and adapting automatically to varying voltages in truck power supplies
  • Freighter trailers come with a reassuring two year warranty
  • All backed by Australia’s best national trailer dealer network
  • Most of all, our customers tell us that a Freighter trailer “just tows better”

Options

*Please note that some of the options below may not be available with this trailer.

Radius Guards
Radius Guards S'Steel
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Radius Guards Plastic
Radius Guards Plastic
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Load Gauge
Load Gauge
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Mezzanine Deck
Mezzanine Deck
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Standard-Gates
Gates
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Gate-Carriers
Gate Carriers
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Spare Wheel Carriers
Spare Wheel Carriers
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Forklift Rated Floor
Forklift Rated Floor
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Load-Binders
Load Binders
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Load-Binders

Load Binders

Freighter semi-trailer load binders are track mounted for ease of movement to suit various loads. Load binders and winches are required to secure certain types of loads.

Alloy-Wheels
Alloy Wheels
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Alloy-Wheels

Alloy Wheels

A set of quality alloy wheels improves trailer appearance and also helps to reduce trailer tare weight, thus increasing payload. Please consult your dealer for more details.

Hub Odometer
Hub Odometer
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Hub-Odometer

Hub Odometer

A Freighter approved digital hub odometer records trailer kilometres and helps with management of service programs and general maintenance. Please consult your dealer for more details.

Tool Box
Tool Box
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Tool Box

Tool Box

A variety of Freighter toolbox designs and sizes is available, depending on trailer configuration and specific requirements. Please consult your dealer for more details.

Water Tank
Water Tank
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Water Tank

Water Tank

A smart looking Freighter alloy water tank provides convenient water storage for handwashing. Please consult your dealer for more details.

Hub Odometer
Twist Lock
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Twist-Lock

Twist Lock

A Freighter twist lock allows the trailer to carry containers.

On a drop deck, removable or folding pedestals may be specified. The pedestals allow the carrying of long containers on drop deck trailers by lifting the rear twist locks to the level of the front deck.

Twist locks are also available for fitment at the midpoint of drop decks for carrying 20ft containers, as well as fitment on lead trailers to the rear of the 5th wheel.

Please consult your dealer for more details.

Rear-Ramps
Rear Ramps
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Rear-Ramps

Rear Ramps

Hydraulically controlled rear ramps for your Freighter trailer are galvanized for long life and are available in a range of styles to suit the transport load to be carried.

Commonly fitted to beaver tailed flat top semi-trailers, they are illustrated here on a Freighter T-Liner where they have been fitted to allow carriage of a forklift.

Please consult your dealer for more details.

Chain Floors
Chain Floors
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Chain Floors

Chain Floors

Freighter’s innovative chain floor removes the need for a forklift to load and unload the trailer. The floor acts as a conveyor to move pallets in and out of the trailer. A dividing wall built down the middle of the trailers ensures that pallets are transferred seamlessly and that they are compacted evenly into each available pallet space. Once fully loaded, the driver then operates a control box located at the lower rear end of the trailer which activates the walls located inside the curtains which are automatically moved inwards to compress and lock the pallets into their space, making it virtually impossible for the pallets of glass to collapse. The outside walls also act as the load restraint for sideways movement and their height extends from the floor to just below the roof, to accommodate full height pallets.

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Auto Mezz Decks
Auto Mezz Decks
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Auto Mezz Decks

Auto Mezz Decks

Freighter’s automated mezzanine deck for its range of Tautliner trailer products is designed to simplify the loading process of mezzanine decks. The automated design expedites loading times without loss of pallet space. Download the brochure

Quick & Quiet
Freighter’s engineers have worked hard to design an electro-hydraulic Auto Mezz Deck solution which is fast, quiet and reliable. As a result, the Freighter system is almost silent and works with the push of the button. It is certain to speed up loading times for operators, saving them the hassle of having to raise and lower mezzanine decks with a forklift.

No Loss of Space
A dominant feature of Freighter’s Auto Mezz Deck design is that it occupies no further space than a standard mezzanine deck. Freighter worked with industry leaders to develop this new option. One of the most important pieces of feedback received was that any new technology must not come at the expense of load space. Therefore engineers focussed on ensuring there was no loss of pallet space, by keeping posts at the same width to those on a manual deck. Furthermore, a full 2m height clearance is available when the mezzanine deck is fully lowered.

OH&S Approved
Spring actuated locks are integrated into the product as a ‘fail-safe’ feature. The spring loaded deck locks mean that there is no chance of the decks slipping down further than intended when raising and lowering. Upon releasing the controls, the deck automatically locks itself into the next available position, eliminating OH&S risks.

Green for Go
Green and red indicators provide further OH&S safeguards. When being raised and lowered, red indicators show the user that the deck is not locked into position and is not safe to load. Then, when the deck is safe to load, the indicators turn green. Furthermore, the indicators are mechanical, meaning that they are reliable and are not prone to failure or electrical faults.

Freighter’s Auto Mezz Deck can be integrated into orders across its range of Tautliner models – including the T-Liner, LoadHold, EziLiner and Insuliner products – and is available now via its Australian and New Zealand dealer network. Speak to your dealer for more information.

Other Options
Other Options
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Other Options

Other Options

Freighter has a vast range of non-standard options beyond which can be seen here. If you have a specific requirement, speak to your Freighter dealer for further information.