As a key addition to its core trailer building and refurbishment operations, The Drake Group has acquired Archerfield-based Dalzell and Bagley Engineering (D&B) from retiring owners Cameron and Adele George.
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.
VE Group AU was founded in 2006 by married couple Nathan and Bronwen Howell in the Callide Dawson Valley in Central Queensland.
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.
The Drake Group’s latest trailer design which improves crane operations has caught the attention of the heavy vehicle industry.
Southeast Queensland company, JAC Civil, has taken delivery of its third Drake trailer – a 4×4 rear-steer deck widener – to replace an older Drake unit. Read more
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.
Specialist trailer builder, The Drake Group, has bid a fond farewell to three long-standing staff members with a collective total of almost 80 years of service to the company.
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.
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.