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Mactrans Steers into Drake’s Trailers

Mactrans Steers into Drake’s Trailers

Mactrans Heavy Haulage, one of Queensland’s most well-known heavy haulage specialists with over 12 years’ experience around the country, has recently taken delivery of a new Drake mining trailer.

The steerable semi-modular trailer is built for heavy duty loads as it is configured with eight rows of eight tyres, and allows for an easy upgrade to a mammoth 12 rows of eight tyres.

This gives a total carrying capacity of approximately 300 tonnes, and coupled with a 4.8 metre width, is more than up to the task of any big haul across the country.

Heavy Performance Trailers

Ross Dunne, Mactrans’ Operations Manager, is no stranger to Drake Trailers, saying that they “purchased another Drake Trailer because of their overall quality, reliability and service”.

Further cementing the steerable extendable trailer’s reputation as a serious mover are its remote-controlled, hydraulically powered gooseneck, suspension, widening and ramps. These come on top of the standard fully-automated greasing systems and high pressure diesel/hydraulic power packs.

With the steerable semi-modular trailer, Drake Trailers continues to offer reliable, tough and continually-performing trailers for the heavy haulage and transportation market across Australia. The steerable extendable is designed and manufactured locally to meet the high performance demands of our country’s roads.

Making an Impression With Drake

Of course, no trailer is complete without an equally impressive cab and Mactrans’ founder and Managing Director Chris Deen knows how to make an impression.

He’s recently paired a Drake gooseneck trailer with a brand new Kenworth K200 that has been given a specialised paint job to stand out from the crowd.

The K200 is adorned with a life-sized airbrush painting of actor Clint Eastwood, matching other trucks in Mactrans’ fleet that are similarly-embellished with Wild West themes.

Deen offered insight on his choice. "All our trucks are conventional, but with a new specialised trailer, a 3X8 extendable Drake Trailer, I needed the shortest prime mover with good movability. This was the best truck for the job. I like the new Kenworth style, the flat floor and I liked the look of it. It's the best cabover in its market."

To see how your heavy haulage needs would be reliably and efficiently taken care of, contact Drake Trailers today on (07) 3271 5888.

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