Trailers to suit AET
12 December 2012
Engineering machinery transport specialist AET Transport has taken delivery of two bespoke tri-axle step frame forklift trailers supplied by Andover Trailers. The FKCL 36 trailers will be used to transport engineering
The FKCL 36 trailers will be used to transport engineering machinery including lathes, automated CNC milling machines, heavy gauge metal presses and tools from its base in Poole to customers around the UK and Europe.
The 13.6m-long trailers supplied by Andover Trailers to AET Transport will operate in conjunction with MAN 6x4 tractor units, covering 60,000 miles a year for the next seven years.
The AET Transport specification includes the fitment of a curtain sided body with swing out rear pillars and a specialist TSE sliding roof system, sourced from Germany. The TSE roof is an all steel system which was specifically chosen by Andover Trailers for its sheer strength and durability, which allows it to withstand buffeting when travelling with the roof open.
Andrew Trotter, AET Transport md, says: "All of our equipment is fairly unusual and off-specification to enable us to move a range of heavy and odd-sized loads - along with our own high mast materials handling equipment. Andover Trailers was the only manufacturer which could design and build the trailer we required to our budget and timeframe."