Pfenning Logistics specifies through-loading Schmitz Cargobull equipment

German transport company, Pfenning Logistics, has invested in an optimised deep-freeze truck body and trailer combination from Schmitz Cargobull.

The M.KO COOL deep-freeze truck body and trailer combination and the Z.KO COOL deep-freeze central axle trailer have also completed their transition to the next generation thanks to Schmitz Cargobull’s engineers who have focused on increased insulation for even safer transport, weight reduction for greater payload, safe and easy handling for enhanced ergonomics and higher time savings, as well as efficient through-loading.

“This vehicle enables our drivers to load both deep-freeze box bodies at once,” said Pfenning Logistics Group Managing Director, Manuel Pfenning.

“The trailer no longer has to be uncoupled during the process, and the entire truck and trailer combination only has to be driven up to the ramp once. That truly saves time.”

With approximately 3,700 employees at 90 locations and a fleet of more than 800 trucks, Pfenning Logistics is among Germany’s top full-service logistics providers.

The multifunction floor in the body enables quick and easy load securing. The new partition wall in the bodies for multi-temperature transport is another clever solution as it can be divided 1/3 to 2/3, is longitudinally adjustable and can be repaired quickly without disassembly. This feature enables frozen and fresh products to be loaded and transported in the same body.

Thicker side walls, bulkhead and floor with unchanged internal dimensions have improved the insulation properties. In addition, depending on the specifications, the M.KO COOL’s body meets the demanding requirements of ATP/FRC certification for perishable foodstuffs. The M.KO is 60kg lighter due to its optimised design, enabling a higher payload. Just like the S.KO COOL box body semi-trailer, the M.KO COOL can also be equipped with the multifunction floor for simplified load securing. With its high-quality workmanship, the multifunction floor provides excellent slip resistance, a longer service life and an integrated load securing structure.

Furthermore, the trailer features a new bumper design to protect the trailers during loading and unloading via the ramp. The body includes the same design and quality features as the refrigerated semi-trailer. Robust steel profiles and new door handles round out the visual appearance.

If the M.KO COOL refrigerated truck body is coupled with the Z.KO COOL central axle trailer, the combination can be used as a through-loading trailer. This enables the driver to load and unload the M.KO using a forklift directly through the Z.KO. This saves time and space as the high-volume truck body and trailer combination only needs to drive up to the ramp once and there is no need to unhitch the trailer.

In the through-loading combination, the front door of the Z.KO can also serve as a pneumatic flap, providing protection against the weather during loading and unloading. The front flap of the Z.KO is extended out over the rear lifting and roll-over plate when loading the M.KO and Z.KO. This enables the front flap to act as a roof, and protects the open area between the vehicles from rainwater. The pull rod with pneumatic locking is extendable and can be controlled from the driver’s cab.

The Schmitz Cargobull transverse partition provides the trailer with a flexible option for MultiTemp transport, ensuring reliable cooling in all of the chambers. The partition wall is designed for 1/3 and 2/3 division of the body and is based on the proven FERROPLAST ThermoTechnology. This offers maximum insulation not only in the body but also for the partition wall. To ensure quick and easy repairs such as when replacing the gas pressure springs in the trailer, there is no need to remove the partition wall. The partition wall can be moved longitudinally, folded up to the roof and can also be used at the end of the body.

Further advantages include the proven stainless steel balancing unit, recessed handles, the high-quality and durable rubber seal as well as simple and back-friendly usage. The Schmitz Cargobull partition walls can be ordered individually or together for bodies with any length longitudinal partition, depending on the customer requirements.

In other news, Schmitz Cargobull unveiled its Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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