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Metro Vic Transport rolls out new quad-axle ATM float

  • Posted on Monday 31st, October 2016.

Melbourne’s Metro Vic Transport has put into service a new custom-designed quad-axle low loader built by Australian Trailer Manufacturers (ATM).

According to Metro Vic Transport, the low loader will be used for moving earthmoving equipment, farming machinery, construction gear and trucks. But doing so requires the company to source trailers that can accommodate the variety of loads, while maintaining effectiveness over the long haul.

“In this new quad-axle low loader, we wanted more features on the trailer that would allow us to handle more weight, while preserving the quality of the unit,” said Jason Howell, Operator at Metro Vic Transport.

The float includes a purpose-built ‘flip-over’ drive ramp, a 3.5 metre widening deck, heavy-duty airbag suspension and a winch built to the front of the trailer that’s capable of pulling up to 14 tonnes.

“ATM not only fitted four axles, but the first and third are lift-up axles and are also self-tracking,” Howell said, noting that unit can handle up to 35 tonnes at once.

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