Two Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders have improved the efficiency of MDF Transport’s operations.
The Great Yarmouth-based business uses the S.CS Coil and S.CS Mega trailers, sourced as part of a fleet renewal program, to transport normal and abnormal loads for customers across Europe.
“For our general and European transport, the semi-trailers give us much better flexibility to put what would normally be a specialist trailer load inside a curtainsider,” said MDF Transport Managing Director, Mark Farrow.
“The S.CS Coil is great for heavy and wide loading with the extra-long side curtain.
“Around 15 per cent of our work is in Europe. We might go to Italy, Spain or parts of Scandinavia with a load of drill pipe inside the S.CS oil because it’s easier to reload with a curtainsider than a flat trailer.
“As a tall curtainsider, the S.CS Mega offers excellent load capacity for some of our general haulage work. It’s fantastic because it offers so much flexibility with its 3m-plus internal height. You can also raise the roof and put loads through the side.”
Equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s galvanised Modulos chassis, both curtainsiders are specified with its Varios height-adjustable bodies and come with heavy lashing packages and stanchions inside to aid load securing.
The curtainsiders join a 50-strong mixed fleet of trailers at MDF Transport.
The order builds on MDF Transport’s 20-year relationship with Schmitz Cargobull, with the company now operating around 12 trailers supplied by the German manufacturer.
“Schmitz Cargobull engineering design is really innovative and at MDF Transport we like to keep up with the latest technology when we refresh our fleet,” said Farrow.
“Another major benefit is the longevity of the trailers and semi-trailers with their galvanised chassis.
“When you buy a Schmitz Cargobull trailer, you know they are robust and built to last a long time. That’s a huge benefit when we are moving heavy and abnormal loads long distances across the UK and continental Europe.”
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