Drake Trailers shows off slide trailer at Brisbane Truck Show

Drake Trailers claims the trailer is the "first-of-its-kind".

Drake Trailers shows off slide trailer at Brisbane Truck Show
The extendable trailer can carry up to 40 tonnes.


Drake Trailers has shown off its new tilt slide trailer at the Brisbane Truck Show, an extendable deck-widening trailer built to carry up to 40 tonnes. 

The Brisbane-based manufacturer displayed a top-end model of the trailer built for Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire, who was looking to begin shifting buses and required a trailer that could extend to such lengths.

Drake Trailers’ business development manager Sam Drake says the trailer is the only one of its kind to extend to 4.8m and took about three months to put together.

"The trailer is a 50-foot extendable, widening super tilt trailer," Drake says.

"It extends out by 4.8m. No other trailer on the market extends that long and it’s a deck-widening trailer that can carry things that are 2.5m wide, and out to 3.2m wide.

"The idea behind this piece of equipment is versatility. It caters for long and extended oversize loads, standard drop deck loads, indivisible loads, recovery work, and general heavy haulage equipment.

"It’s got 7.5 degrees through to 16 degrees loading angle and BPW airbags in axle suspension."

Made from high-tensile quench and tempered steel, the trailer boasts 3x4 and 4x4 configurations and an electronic braking system that includes roll stability and ABS.

The trailer can haul loads heavier than the 20-tonne legal limit, with off-road possibilities of 35 to 40-tonne.

Every function of the trailer, including three 20,000-pound winches, can be controlled remotely.

Manufactured based on a client’s needs, the tilt slide trailer can also include lockable toolboxes, rope rails and a semi-concealed water tank under the top deck.


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