Suttle Transport Services Ltd, based in Tockwith, Wetherby has purchased three lifting, sliding-roof Krone Profi Liner curtainsiders to cope with their specialist, high-cube loads.
The company operates throughout the UK, Holland, Germany and Belgium and carries a wide range of high-volume cargo, including packaging materials, horticultural products and equipment for the events industry.
“We specified Krone Profi Liners with lifting and sliding roofs” says Managing Director, Alan Suttle, “to give us the loading flexibility required for over-sized and mixed freight. Trees for example or stage equipment can be loaded through the top and then literally wrapped, as the roof is lowered to the appropriate running height.”
For domestic use the trailers run at a height of 4112 mm and by using the hydraulic-roof ratchet system, the roof can be lowered in 50mm stages by up to 150mm – to comply with the continental 4m height restriction. When loading, the roof can be raised by up to 500mm, which allows an impressive 3060mm height through the sides and rear. After loading is complete, the roof is then closed and lowered to its chosen height.
Moreover, the Profi Liners are fitted as standard with Krone’s award winning Multi Lock side raves. Each of which has up to 130 lashing points, to afford virtually limitless strapping options.
“The loading restraint is another feature which you only find on a Krone curtainsider.” Adds Alan. “With the Krone Multi Lock system we can strap anywhere along each side rave, which makes it possible to securely load cages, pallets or whatever at any point along the trailer bed. Plus, to compliment this, the trailers come with Krone’s roof-mounted straps, which slide along the trailer length and pull down to fix onto the side raves. Again, great all-round flexibility.”
Suttle Transport runs a mixed vehicle fleet, ranging from vans for same-day courier work and 18 tonne rigids, up to 44 tonne artics.