Freighter’s T-Liner Mark II lifts the benchmark
- From the September 2016 issue.
Trailer manufacturer, Freighter, has revealed the latest in a range of innovative product releases. the patented T-Liner Mark II is capping off an array of developments to hit the market in the last year.
2016 has been a big year for MaxiTRANS trailer brand, Freighter. Observing its 70th year of trailer building in Australia this year, the milestone could have prompted the company to sit back and bask in its successes. Instead, the company chose to celebrate with the development of a number of new, innovative trailer models and updates.
With each new development, Freighter General Manager, Mario Colosimo, says Freighter aims to make a trailer easier to use for operators, while maximising safety and productivity. The most recent release bears the bold name ‘T-Liner Mark II’, referencing the first mass produced curtain-sider in Australia, the Freighter T-Liner.
“The T-Liner Mark II is an evolution of the T-Liner and is the latest in a long line of innovations from Freighter, including two recent load restraint gate releases, easy-glide curtain rollers and a two-piece roof rail,” Mario says. “T-Liner Mark II uses the curtain arc technology of our award-winning Eziliner and a newly developed buckle that brings the number of buckles on each side of a standard T-Liner from 22 to just six, providing significant benefits in terms of efficiency and workplace safety.”
Mario says that previously, it hasn’t been possible to reduce the number of buckles on a curtain without losing vertical tension, which he explains is vital to ensuring the curtains stay safely closed and don’t flap in the breeze when in transit. “The use of Freighter’s proven ‘curtain arc technology’ spreads the vertical tension out evenly over the width of the curtain, making what was previously impossible, possible,” he says.
The full story has appeared in the September edition of Trailer. To get your copy, click here.