Inside Vawdrey’s new curtain system
- From the September 2016 issue.
Vawdrey Australia has launched a revolutionary patented LatchLiner buckle-less curtain system designed to speed up delivery times and improve work, health and safety for operators.
Exclusive to Vawdrey’s semi-trailer portfolio, the simplicity of the company’s new LatchLiner system means fleet operators can eliminate traditional curtain buckles. “It’s a very quick and user-friendly system and operates with the same ease as using the hand brake in your car,” says Paul Vawdrey, Sales Director.
From a finish perspective, the LatchLiner’s sleek design will also result in more visible branding for the fleet operator, notes Paul. “The LatchLiner tightens the curtain so that when the trailer is out on the road, bellowing and curtain flapping is eliminated,” he says. “In addition to the LatchLiner system, we’ve also reinforced the structural integrity of our curtains to reduce wear and improve longevity.”
According to Vawdrey, the LatchLiner is able to replace the 68 buckles that are traditionally found on B-double curtain-siders and does not require pneumatics, hydraulics or motors to power the system.
“Instead of having 34 buckles on each side, the LatchLiner only requires several quick release handles in total,” Paul explains. “Compare the difference between manually unhooking 68 buckles as opposed to a simple push and pull of specially fitted LatchLiner handles, and productivity is significantly increased.”
The full story has appeared in the September edition of Trailer. To get your copy, click here.