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Porthaul multiplies productivity with new PBS fleet

  • Posted on Thursday 12th, November 2015.

Porthaul has taken delivery of four PBS approved modular A-double tipper combinations from MaxiTRANS, each comprising of two Freighter trailers, a Freighter sliding dolly and two Hamelex White bins.

The modular design reportedly allows the trailers to be used in different combinations based on the application.

“These A-doubles can transport pretty much anything we want, from hauling grain or fertiliser in the tubs, or removing the tubs to transport logs. We’ve diversified but haven’t had to add more equipment. In fact, we’ve taken about 20 per cent of our combinations off the road, because this configuration gets it done,” said Porthaul General Manager, James Williamson.

The sliding dolly allows the front trailer to back up directly onto the rear trailer and the doors of the front and rear trailer swing open together when the tipping ramp is raised, allowing product to “tip through” their contents from the front trailer, all the way out of the rear trailer.

According to MaxiTRANS, Porthaul has achieved an additional seven tonne gain on this combination over his previous quad-quad super B-doubles, to a total of 81 tonnes GCM, and 14 tonne extra when compared to a standard B-double. “With the help of MaxiTRANS and its PBS expertise, we have now maximised the total payload available to us on Victorian roads,” said Williamson.

The combinations also boast full auto greasing, Electronic Braking System (EBS), Central Tyre Inflation (CTI) and weight gauges.

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