Hamelex White upgrades VersaBOLT tipper
- From the May 2016 issue.
In February this year, Hamelex White launched its modular VersaBOLT truck and dog tipper combination. Since its preview in May 2015, many new features have been added.
When MaxiTRANS’ tipper brand Hamelex White unveiled its new VersaBOLT tipper at the Brisbane Truck Show in May last year, the modular concept drew a constant crowd of people trying to get a closer look at the unique design. According to MaxiTRANS Group General Manager, Sales and Distribution, Andrew McKenzie, at the heart of the VersaBOLT is the “game-changing” idea to remove traditional welding and replace it with a bolted assembly.
Named partially for its inherent versatility, the side, base, front wall, rear frame and mudguard pieces that make up any VersaBOLT tipper are manufactured separately in both steel and aluminium, and due to the modular assembly-style nature of the trailer, can therefore be arranged together in ways not considered previously.
“For example, a high tensile steel floor can be specified for durability, paired with aluminium walls for a lower tare weight,” suggests Andrew. “This increases flexibility, options and ensures customers can get the right trailer for the job – be it in quarry, construction, demolition or bulk. We believe these ‘hybrid’ trailers will truly be a revolution to the industry.”
The modular methodology of trailer assembly makes it possible for Hamelex White to improve its turnaround times when building a brand-new tipper, as Andrew says the manufacturer can simply take the appropriate pre-prepared components ‘off the shelf’ and bolt them together.
The full story has appeared in the May edition of Trailer. To get your copy, click here.