Drake Trailers

Unloading the world’s largest cargo planes

When one of the world’s largest cargo airplanes, the Anatov AN 124-400 needed to be unloaded – fast, with as few vehicle movements on the airport tarmac as possible, WA-based, logistics experts, Centurion put their Drake Trailers 4X4 Full Widener low loader to full use.

Designed for maximum stability, safety and control

Drake Trailers Full Widener has maintained its position on the Drake Trailers bestseller list for over 50 years and that’s due to the maximum level of stability that this widening trailer maintains as its hydraulic widening deck extends from 2.5m to 3.6m.

When you’re unloading between 35-65 tonnes of cargo, it’s vehicle stability that dramatically reduces the safety risks for operators. The Full Widener’s 5.5hp p/start petrol hydraulic power pack coupled with its hydraulic suspension and hydraulic controlled ramps also provides a level of control that is unrivalled in the heavy duty, heavy haulage trailer market.

Business Development Manager, Sam Drake says the the Full Widener is a popular model thanks to it stability. "The 4X4 Full Widener was the best option for unloading the airliner, both for its 55-tonne capacity, hydraulic raise and lower suspension, long deck length and of course its stability," Drake clarified.

Russian aircraft – still dominating the air space

The Antonov AN-124 range of aircraft was designed in the Ukraine (then part of the USSR) and until Boeing released its 747-8F, the AN-124 was the second heaviest operating cargo aircraft in the world. It remains the largest military transport aircraft in the world.

Congratulations to the Centurion team who safety and successfully managed this complex cargo handling operation.

If your business involves the transport of over-size, extra wide or simply very heavy equipment, contact us today for more details about the most robust heavy haulage trailer solutions on the market.

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