SDC to support Titan wind farm business

Global container company, Titan, has taken delivery of a new batch of extendable tri-axle platform trailers made by Northern Ireland’s SDC Trailers.

The cobalt blue trailers carry Titan’s eye-catching yellow branding on the side skirts and rear and are set to join Titan’s Irish fleet in support of the company’s foray into the wind farm industry.

Headquartered in Denmark with over 200 offices worldwide, Titan’s core business is ISO container rental and sales, the privately owned company recently expanded to include worldwide deliveries of DNV containers to the offshore industry, temperature controlled storage solutions, self-storage solutions and crane services.

Designed to support that expansion, the extending platform trailers from SDC have a front lift axle and two hydraulically operated steering axles to provide maximum manoeuvrability when transporting ISO containers and specialist wind farm equipment in off road environments.

According to SDC, a high fifth wheel height of 1300mm and short kingpin to the front of the trailer allow a truck mounted crane to be used for efficient loading and off-loading of containers.

“The 10.5m platform trailers extend to 15.5m for compatibility with 4×10’, 2×20’, 1×40’ or 1×45’ ISO containers, while the customised design can also be used for various other load types such as pallets, steel pipes and construction equipment,” the company explained in a statement – adding it ncorporated seven different locking positions to allow the trailers to be configured exactly to suit the load being carried.

Brendan O’Malley, Titan Containers Country Manager for Ireland & Northern Ireland commented: “I am very pleased with the new extending platform trailers from SDC which have gone straight into service on the development of a wind farm in Galway.

“In the past we have used SDC’s skeletal trailers for container transport, which have also served us well, however we have been looking for ways to improve the efficiency of our operations with a more bespoke trailer that could be adapted to both the land and wind sectors.”

He added, “When I contacted SDC they were very helpful and knowledgeable. The trailer spec incorporates various ‘add on’s’, which allow us to be flexible in our operations while delivering a very high standard of specialist services to our customers throughout Ireland. 

SDC’s Sales Manager for Ireland, Jimmy McKernan, commented: “We are continuously looking for ways to innovate and enhance our trailer offering by listening carefully to what our customers require for their transport operations.

“Titan’s new extending tri-axle platform trailers are the perfect example of how SDC can draw on our 39 years of engineering expertise to develop world class transport solutions for local operators.”

On the back of the deal, SDC also announced it will be exhibiting a 13.5m extendible flatbed trailer at the Kuljetus 2017 transport exhibition held at the Jyvaskyla Pavilion, Finland from 18 to 20 May.

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