Marshall Lethlean’s new 20m B-double
- From the August 2016 issue.
Tanker expert, Marshall Lethlean, says as most large contracts are already awarded, the rest of 2016 will be tough for finding new tanker manufacturing deals – but it has a plan to balance the business.
Much has been said of tough times in the Australian transport industry, with the end of the mining boom or an uncertain economy in the face of political turmoil impacting many. Yet for tanker expert, Marshall Lethlean, there is no such thing as downtime – instead, it is making a plan to balance business regardless of uncontrollable variables.
Having produced quality tankers for over 40 years, Marshall Lethlean is a name familiar to most in the transport industry. Based in Victoria’s Dandenong South, Marshall Lethlean produces a wide range of road tankers for transporting fuels, lubes, chemicals, gases, bitumen, food products and dry bulk powders for farming and construction industries.
While the extensive catalogue is enough to keep Marshall Lethlean occupied, even in the slower periods, the tanker builder is continually adding more models to its repertoire – much to the delight of its customer base, notes National Sales Manager, Richard Antczak.
Richard, who joined the company during a major management restructure in January 2016, says increasing options means Marshall Lethlean can cater for a diverse range of applications that meet almost any of its customers’ requirements, which is what led to the design of a new 20m B-double combination. Based on its successful 19m B-double design, the elongated version features the same semi-elliptical profile, with the rear trailer using a tapered front-to-back design to allow maximum volume, while retaining the lowest possible centre of gravity.
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