Mark Daniel writes in Rural News how Neil and Peter Muller needed to move a lot dirt. Mindful of time and weather constraints, they decided to buy a unit from manufacturer Giltrap Engineering, located just around the corner.
Giltrap was able to make a bespoke unit to meet the Muller’s wishlist so the company got the order.
The recently delivered Construction series 22 trailer is built for a tough life. It has a body made of 6mm Hardox steel that helps reduce tare weight without compromising strength.
Notably, Giltrap Engineering is the only New Zealand farm machinery maker accredited by the Swedish steel supplier to use its ‘Hardox in My Body’ slogan.
The trailer measures 4.88m long x 2.9m wide and is rated 11 cu.m capacity, level filled, though in use a heaped load amounts to about 17 cu.m because of the slightly wider-than-normal configuration.
As well as capacity, the trailer was chosen for its rear steering axle set-up -- a heavy-duty ADR unit. This also has unique hydraulic suspension which has quickly become a positive talking point.
Mullers wanted to avoid leaf spring suspension because of its tendency to instability, especially when tipping.
Continue here to read the full Rural News article | || April 10, 2018 |||