Western Australia’s All Road Transport now offers SAF-HOLLAND INTRA axles and suspension as a specification option for its range of trailing equipment.
Based in Albany, the company is well known through its 30-year history for its side tippers, grain and woodchip trailers.
Having been building grain trailers in steel for many years there was evidence of an increasing interest in a bulk grain trailer being built in aluminium yet customers wanted to see the finished product before committing themselves. Contractors were keen to increase the tare weight of their load and with the assistance SAF-HOLLAND equipment specialist and their experienced WA State Manager, Terry Stott, the selection of SAF-HOLLAND’s innovative Intradisc suspension was selected.
SAF Intradisc offered what was considered to be the lightest disc brake option on the market yet it carried a six year / one million kilometre warranty on major components and the Intra series is proving to provide the best return on investment for the operator.
“The simple modular design with its ease and flexibility to suit different installations offered us the weight savings and low maintenance we were looking for,” said Mitchell Spaanderman, All Road Business Development Manager. “Demand for the German design with disc brakes is increasing, and the special opening that protects the brake chambers in the harsh WA environment is proving to be a valuable feature,” he said.
The new All Road aluminium grain trailer branded ‘Grain Boss’ is 10 metres long with a 53 cubic metre bowl and has a 10.5 metre tri-axle dog trailer with electric tarp and EBS smart board.
“As a heavy trailer manufacturer, the quality of the equipment is critically important and the SAF-HOLLAND technical support and spare parts availability is exceptional,” said Mitchell. “SAF INTRA axle features a unique weight optimised design and offers a light weight efficient solution with uncompromising strength. Combined with the aluminium construction the result is the overall weight of the grain trailer has reduced from approximately 8 tonne to 6.75 tonne, providing increased payload for the contractor,” he said.