Northern Irish OEM, SDC Trailers, has introduced a new multifunctional headboard on its platform trailer range for improved operation, safety and utilisation.
Manufactured in high tensile steel, the EN 12642 XL headboard will be fitted as standard across SDC’s platform range for the construction, oil, timber and steel transport industries.
The trailer headboard plays a vital function during transport; forming an essential part of the load restraint and functioning as a backup system to protect the driver. Developed by SDC’s in-house team of engineers, the multifunctional headboard features an internal flush face for ease of loading, rounded top corners for cover sheets, a new coupling box location and heavy-duty nose cone assembly for strength and trailer protection when coupling. The design has been load certified by independent body, TÜV-NORD, to achieve EN 12642 XL accreditation to a payload of 29,000kg.
“Safety is paramount at SDC and our engineers are continually looking for ways to enhance our product offering in line with new features and industry requirements,” said SDC Trailers CEO, Enda Cushnahan.
“The rollout of our new platform headboard is an example of the forward-thinking, high quality solutions that customers can expect from an SDC, advancing on trailer safety and ease of operation,” he said.
SDC’s Platform trailer range comprises standard, extendable and step-frame models as well as bespoke designs. SDC work with its customers to specify everything from the overall trailer length, to spacing of pin sockets, floor, dropsides, storage, load restraint and rear end options.
Last month, SDC won an award for innovation excellence.