Schmitz Cargobull launches custom curtainsider for UK and Irish markets

Schmitz Cargobull has added a new product to its general cargo portfolio, the S.CS FREEPOST, which has been specially developed to meet the requirements of the UK and Irish markets without the need for sliding posts.

THE S.CS FREEPOST offers quick, easy and safe side loading by incorporating a galvanised steel cant rail and fixed aluminium roof sheet as well as a reinforced chassis structure.

To facilitate unloading, the curtain can be tensioned from both the front and the rear.

Additional driver safety is provided by the Schmitz Cargobull Susi-Rail, with electrical and pneumatic connections which can be moved to the edge of the trailer to achieve coupling without climbing between the tractor and trailer.

In addition to high body stability, the design of the S.CS FREEPOST is focused on handling, the safety of goods and the safety of the driver and loaders.

“We successfully launched production at our Manchester plant in June 2021 with the production of the market specific S.BO PACE and S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider semi-trailers,” said Schmitz Cargobull UK Managing Director – Operations, Paul Avery.

“We are now pleased to be able to offer our customers the S.CS FREEPOST curtainsider semi-trailer, without the need of sliding posts, from our proven modular system.”

The trailer provides flexible load securing points with continuous lashing holes in the side rave and an optional 16 pairs of 4t lashing rings for optimum load securing, along with optional load securing straps tensioned from the rave to the roof track which prevent load shift.

Additionally, security against unauthorised access is provided by a 1.8-metre-high anti-slash mesh integrated inside the curtains.

Schmitz Cargobull Head of Product Management General Cargo, Matthias Muffert, said the S.CS FREEPOST was subjected to a series of rigorous tests before the start of series production.

“The vehicle meets the strict TÜV test requirements with its low tare weight, and is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL, meaning our customers can rely on a high-quality curtainsider with maximum safety for general freight transport,” he said.

Like all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, the S.CS FREEPOST is also equipped with the MODULOS chassis along with a 10-year guarantee against rust-through.

The chassis is complemented by the ROTOS axles and suspension which are guaranteed for one million kilometres or six years.

In other news, Schmitz Cargobull has delivered the first climate-neutral vehicle combination of M.KO box body and hydrogen-powered motor to start-up company, Hylane.

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