Extreme makeover

The current X-treme Wide Belt Trailer from PUMPA Manufacturing, according to Sales Manager, Jason King, has hit the mark delivering quarry products in and around Sydney.

“Fast and safe unload times make it the ideal choice for drivers who need to complete multiple trips per day maximising productivity while utilising one of the safest unloading systems on the market,” he says.

Critical to the success of PUMPA’s trailer builds, over the past two years, is its partnership with lighting and wiring solution provider, Lucidity Australia.

Lucidity Australia produce entire kit designs for trailer builds thanks to its in-house engineering team. Lucidity typically manage electrical content, design, Bill of Materials (BoM), manufacture and supply for trailer manufacturers. The business has a vast selection of kits it can draw on at any time, standardising materials on a clear layout with drawings detailing BoM. This means that every trailer is wired the same way and repeatable for production which really helps get trailers through the electrical finishing area.

Trailer electrical schematic drawings assist the finishing team to ensure correct fitment, too, whereas the layout drawing is also a permanent record of electrical materials fitted to a trailer. In the future, should there need to be any troubleshooting needed, additional materials or parts needing replacement, the process of part identification is straight forward.

“We can really tailor the Lucidity range to our custom-built trailers,” Jason says. “Lucidity is extremely proactive in overcoming manufacturing and industry challenges. Design scope always takes into account the latest Australian Design Rules (ADR) requirements. Lucidity designs systems to operate at 12-, 24- and reduced (chopped) 24-volt supplies so there are no concerns over truck and trailer electrical compatibility. Lucidity has this well in-hand as it is a major headache in the industry. I don’t believe any other single supplier can account to this capability. This is one of the key aspects when dealing with Lucidity that electrical incompatibilities don’t exist. Everything works, lamps, beacons, steer locks, chargers, scale equipment and so on.”

Plug and play is a solid solution for the most basic of skeletal trailers through to the most complex extendables and bread vans, Jason says. “The electrical kits really take into account trailer architecture,” he says. “PUMPA utilise the entire Lucidity range to maximise productivity, for ease of service as well as assurance of a reliable quality electrical installation.”

Lucidity Link side markers have made a substantial time saving for PUMPA.

“OMP junctions provide a robust serviceable connection, IDMs provide flexibility to adapt the kits, plus with the chargers and timer switch they have all the bases covered,” Jason says.

PUMPA has been completing plug and play light packages with Freds Interstate Transport.

“The plug and play system allows for lots of extra lights which our clients love, complete with chrome covers for a very unique and quality finish,” Jason says – adding that compliance to ADR is of vital importance for everyone. “Having a supplier like Lucidity who provide wiring, lighting, charging, switching, power regulation all in one convenient kit means we can trust in this being correct. The experience and knowledge Lucidity has in this space is always available for us to draw upon. Ultimately, Lucidity Australia are trailer people, they know and understand electrical systems and they respect the transport industry needs to get stuff done on time in full.”

Fast Fact
From a manufacturing standpoint, Lucidity Australia helps to simplify lighting and wiring installations with 100 per cent repeatable designs that are modular, versatile and adaptable.

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