t’s been a big year for WA-based transport business Giacci/Qube – part of renowned freight giant, Qube Logistics – as it won a large-scale contract to transport copper concentrate for mining corporation, Inova Resources, from a mine site in Cloncurry to the port that is based in Townsville.
To ensure that the operation has the latest equipment at its disposal, Giacci/Qube ordered seven triple road train skel combinations built by MaxiTRANS – each fitted with SAF-Holland’s Intradisc/Integral air suspension system. Each triple road train combination includes three tri-axle skels and two tri-axle dollies and can achieve a payload up to 94 tonnes in each combination. The copper concentrate is transported in half-height 20-foot (6.1m) sea containers for easy loading and unloading.
After starting the design process in July this year, all seven triple road trains were delivered to the Giacci/Qube in October and went straight into service. According to Giacci, the one aspect that has impressed the company the most is the low weight of the Intradisc/Integral air suspension system.
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