Retractable Skel

The Retractable Skel offers operators outstanding versatility, maneuverability and ease of unloading, and is designed to provide a range of carrying options while ensuring legal axle loadings.

There are three main configurations which take the following container sizes:

  • Retractable (9.3 – 12.2m) TL6 (one or two 20ft, or one 40ft container capacity)
  • Tag Retractable (9.8m to 12.7m) to carry up to 40ft containers
  • Tag Retractable (10.2m to 13.73m) to carry up to 45ft containers

Freighter Design & Innovation Features

  • With 3 positions of operation, the Retractable skel offers the convenience of added flexibility to your fleet with carrying various sizes of containers with the one trailer.
    • Fully Extended: To carry either 2x20ft containers or 1x40ft container (up to 26 tonnes payload with 20 tonnes gross on the tri-axle). At the rear, the container is supported by convenient fold-up pedestals and can be unloaded by reversing into a loading dock
    • Semi-Extended: To carry a 23 tonne, 20ft container at 20 tonne gross on the tri-axle, with the container mid-way on the trailer
    • Retracted: Used to unload a 20ft container at a loading dock. When extended the large overlap between the front and rear sections ensures adequate strength
  • Its strong, fail safe air operated locking pins maximise load security
  • When the locking pins are unlocked, safety flags are engaged to alert the driver
  • Freighter trailers are specifically built to provide owners with leading edge logistical solutions that deliver low tare weight and high payload advantage
  • 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.

AirSTEEL
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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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Spare Wheel Carriers
Spare Wheel Carriers
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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.

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.