Somerton success story

The latest Drake trailer to join the Patlin Heavy Haulage fleet is a versatile 8×8 unit comprising a 6×8 steerable and a 2×8 clip, with every axle in the combination adjustable.

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Part of the family

VE Group AU was founded in 2006 by married couple Nathan and Bronwen Howell in the Callide Dawson Valley in Central Queensland.

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A comprehensive service offering

While their inherently robust design and construction endows them with a remarkably long lifespan, there eventually comes a time when every Drake Group trailer will require an overhaul to give it a new lease on life.

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Swingwide, sweet chariot

With the need for a hefty low loader to transport the car body (crane cab) and boom sections of its biggest crane, a mighty 800-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM1750, Johnson and Young Cranes (JYC) has called upon the heavy haulage trailer building expertise of The Drake Group to supply a 5×8 Swingwide featuring both self-tracking and remote-controlled steering of the rear two rows.

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Stepping up to the plate

Over the last decade O’Phee has worked hard to develop a number of innovative PBS-approved designs, with the jewel in the crown being the 30-metre A-double capable of carrying two 40’ boxes at a gross combination mass (GCM) of 85 tonnes.

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Singing the praises of Swingwing

In any transport business the cost of maintaining and servicing trucks, trailers and related equipment adds up to a significant proportion of overall running costs.

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