Graham Lusty Trailers points to wedge advantages

GLT says drop deck trailers are heavier, more expensive and weaker than wedge variants.

Graham Lusty Trailers points to wedge advantages
GLT wedge model.


Trailer manufacturer Graham Lusty Trailers (GLT) is directing cost-conscious customers to the benefits of wedge trailers, highlighting the capacity and strength advantages over drop deck models.

The company, who manufacturers both variants, says trailer customers should be comparing the feature lists of a drop deck trailer to the wedge model.

"Our wedge body design gives you the same increase in capacity as a drop deck body but is lighter and stronger," GLT operations manager James Yerbury says.

"Where a drop deck chassis requires a chassis beam to be joined at the step down, our wedge chassis has no joins and is therefore stronger and lighter."

The GLT wedge body features a progressive floor drop of 300mm and can be built in a chassis tipper or tip over axle options.

In terms of weight, GLT says it can manufacturer a 62 cubic metre, tip over axle model that is 11.6 metres long and 6.1 tonnes.

"Over the last six years we have built a large quantity of drop deck trailers and we are encouraging operators to look at the wedge option," Yerbury says.


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