New generation of swap bodies launched

Krone has announced it will launch a new generation of steel, smooth-wall swap bodies with ten enhancements.

The new offering, the trailer manufacturer said, would provide greater stability, protection against damage and would be easier to use.

To increase protection, the front wall is now slightly recessed at the top, creating sufficient space even when cornering. In addition, the collision guard has been extended to 1,300 mm at the bottom. The new embossing in the front and side rails provides more stability in the body, which also offers better protection for stickers and contour markings. The rear and front corner stanchions have also become more stable and are now extended down to the floor.

The corner fittings have been modified, now offering an integrated support leg rest, which can be operated from the outside and is fitted with a hand-friendly rubber coating. The ladder safety catch equipped with a spring plate is also easier to operate.

There have also been changes to the substructure, Krone said. The tunnel has been increased from 90 to 100 mm, and the interior of the steel smooth-wall swap body has been upgraded. The new scuff plate has embossing on both sides, into which an optional lashing option can be welded.

In other news, SAF-Holland, has announced plans to build a new specialty fifth wheel manufacturing facility in Texas.

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