German OEM, Schmitz Cargobull, has expanded its portfolio following a change to its M.KI tipper truck bodies.
Schmitz Cargobull now provides thermal insulation for the M.KI body which has a capacity of 18m³ and is designed to transport smaller quantities of tarmac.
Road construction companies, according to Schmitz Cargobull, have seen a rise in the requirements for tarmac transport over recent years.
“The body has to be thermally insulated and must also have a heat-resistant cover to prevent heat loss out the top,” the OEM said in a statement. “Before tipping, the quality of the tarmac must be able to be checked with a valid temperature measurement.”
The thermal insulation is reported to add approximately 195kg in weight to the trailer whereas smaller volumes offer improved versatility and manoeuvrability for heavy vehicle operators working in confined traffic conditions which is often true of construction sites.
The M.KI truck tipper body with full thermal insulation incorporates Schmitz Cargobull’s extensive experience in the field of temperature-controlled goods transport.
An optimised body shape design is reported to ensure a low centre of gravity, thereby increasing tilt stability. Also, the temperature-resistant body cover has an electric sliding tarpaulin which can be operated safely and conveniently from ground level.
The model range includes bodies with various floor thicknesses with a side wall height of 1,460mm in different rear wall designs.
With an annual production of approximately 63,500 trailers and with around 6,500 employees, Schmitz Cargobull is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods.