Meiller’s ‘tailored blanks’ designed to improve tipper service life

Bavarian tipper specialist, Meiller, has developed a semi-trailer body floor with optimised wear resistance.

Tailored blanks, according to Meiller, are manufactured with VS 120 wear-resistant steel (450 HBW) and integrated in the rear third of the tipper body to counter the most aggressive wear, creating a reinforced floor plate with an additional thickness of 1mm (for a total of 5-6mm, depending on the variant).

“This extends the useful life of the body which, in turn, makes working more economical by eliminating repair and procurement costs,” Meiller said in a statement. “Clever use of differing floor thicknesses reduces the tare weight without restricting use. In addition to enhancing wear resistance, this increases the payload of vehicles even further.”

The tailored blanks option are reported to be available for the 44 type MHPS series (halfpipe/steel body) from Meiller (without thermal insulation).

“With an optimised payload, these tipping semi-trailers are particularly robust, making them ideal for frequent tipping operations,” said Meiller. “As they mainly transport abrasive bulk material such as gravel, rocks, concrete rubble or aggregates, all the advantages of tailored blanks can be exploited here, considerably extending the service life of trailers while simultaneously enhancing the payload.”

Earlier this year, Bulk haulage company, Tambo, used Meiller tippers on South American roads.

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