Krone redefines the dry freight semi-trailer: Dry Liner

German OEM, Krone, has further strengthened its Dry Liner product portfolio in terms of quality and configuration variety through an extensive investment in industrial production lines.

By combining this with the flexible Krone modular system, a wide variety of industry solutions can be created. Based on the four basic models of the Krone Dry Liner, almost any customer requirement can be fulfilled.

Whether for transporting textiles, valuable electronics, paints, parcels or furniture – the requirements for dry freight trailers are as varied as everyday transport. In order to be able to meet these very different demands, Krone manufactures the multi-talented Dry Liner in four basic models with different side wall types.

The robust and at the same time flexible steel smooth wall body (STG) with clined side walls, which is equipped with numerous load securing options and is particularly in demand in general cargo transport and in the textile industry.

Fifty per cent of the units built are equipped with a double-deck facility. For furniture and removal transport, the STG is equipped with wooden panelling and flush lashing rails as well as a smooth floor for easy pushing through of the goods. The Dry Liner with plywood sidewall construction (STP), can also be equipped with a double deck equipment and lashing rails. For particularly weight-sensitive applications, the Dry Liner is available with a lightweight plastic side wall STK and for temperature-sensitive goods such as varnishes and paints, the Dry Liner SDK LI with light insulation is predestined; with side walls in sandwich construction with steel top layer, painted on the outside and PVC-coated on the inside.

Common to all Dry Liner versions is the extremely durable basic construction, which is characterised by the stable chassis with diagonal frame reinforcements, the end wall welded to the corner profiles, the floor laid between the longitudinal beams and the robust double-walled forklift collision protection or, in the case of the LI, with a side wall connection via aluminium profiles and 300mm high abrasion-resistant aluminium skirting. This means that the Dry Liners are equipped for the toughest applications with numerous loads and unloads per day, such as are standard in the parcel industry. All body types of the series are equipped with a steel roof as standard (optionally also with windows), but can also be combined with a translucent GRP roof or an insulated roof. Container doors, a roller shutter or a tail lift are possible for the rear design.

There are also various options for the vehicle length. In addition to the standard length of 13.6m, the Dry Liner STG is also available in the version as a long truck type 1 with a length of 15m. In addition, there is the 11m version for city logistics, which can be equipped with forced steering. A mega version is also available for all models. Furthermore, TIR equipment, ferry and rail packages are available.

In the course of many years of close cooperation with customers from various industries, Krone has developed a wide range of functions and practical details for the Dry Liner for the most diverse applications. For example, Dry Liners are equipped with an integrated air freight floor, perforated rails in the floor, folding tables for parcel services or a felt lining for moving forwarders. And of course, the dry freight trailers can also be equipped with the durable Krone Trailer Axle and with Krone Telematics, which always transmits the location and other vehicle-relevant data.

Krone produces the new generation Dry Liner in Europe’s largest and most modern production facility for dry freight trailers, which was modernised in 2020 with an investment of 11.3 million euros.

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