Drake Trailers

Innovative deck widening tilt slide

Innovative deck widening tilt slide

Combining exceptional engineering with great Australian workmanship, Drake Trailer's have managed to push the boundaries of heavy haulage once again with their inventive deck widening tilt slide trailer for Betts Bower.

A great solution to the problems which hauliers like Betts Bower Haulage Group  face when they have to move heavy plant, either for salvage or for repair and maintenance, this deck widening trailer promises to make the process easier and safer. As Betts Bower Haulage Group‘s tilt slide can be used with a regular truck, it's a great way of increasing the variety of haulage that can be undertaken without investing in fresh vehicles.

Betts Bower Haulage Group is focused on creating and maintaining business relationships on traditional values, ensuring safety, high performance and customer satisfaction to the highest standard attainable.

Heavy haulage is the majority of their work and Betts Bower relocate mining and earthmoving machinery daily, with the capability of moving up to 300 tonnes on-site.

A tilt slide trailer with a range of great features

As you would expect from a deck widening tilt slide that's been created by one of Australia's leading truck trailer manufacturers, the custom trailer for Betts Bower Haulage Group  is packed with great features; these include:

  • available in custom dimensions to suit your individual requirements
  • multiple reinforced tie-down points
  • can carry loads of up to 40 tonnes
  •  extendable to 20 metres to provide a graduated incline
  • remotely controlled winches and hydraulics
  • comes with three-way container pins

With so many benefits, it's little wonder that this robust, dependable trailer is being adopted by hauliers Betts Bower Haulage Group as the answer to their trickier jobs involving heavy or awkwardly shaped plant.

“We're constantly dealing with non-standard size cargo, and Drake is very accommodating to our custom requests for trailers with the ability to high-jack and extend, which is essential for some bulky, heavy and awkward equipment,” said Daniel Bower of Betts Bower Haulage Group in a recent interview with Trailer Magazine.

The tilt slide trailer offers safer, more versatile working

With a safety record second-to-none, Betts Bower’s takes care of your load safely and efficiently.  The winches and hydraulics also provide a safe lifting mechanism with minimal manual intervention required. Radio remote controlled lifting machinery results in Betts Bower Haulage Group workers being able to work at a safe distance and removes the risk of injury which manual intervention presents.

Lifting gear is an integral part of the tilt slide trailer, so an additional crane isn't required. This enables the trailer to work well in remote locations, for example, during recovery operations.

With an excellent reputation for producing high-quality, robust products that are beautifully designed and built to last, Drake Trailers has been operating across Australia since 1958. Offering everything from fixed-width trailers to mine equipment transportation, Drake Trailers can cater to your logistics needs. If you want a tilt slide that's tailored to meet your individual requirements and constructed using skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail, it's time to take a look at what we can offer. Browse our range or contact us today. 

The Drake Group is a collection of companies that include Drake Trailers, O'Phee Trailers and Drake Collectibles. At The Drake Group, we manufacturer widening and fixed width trailers for heavy haulage, mine site equipment transport, steerable modular trailers, semi-trailers, telescopic trailers and specialist uses for nearly 60 years.

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