Drake Trailers

Recent deliveries May 2017

From the country to the city, our trailers are rolling out the gate. We’ve delivered some real beauties lately to cater to two very different needs. A lowboy was put straight to work in Central Queensland while a Deck Widener was a new addition to the suburbs of Sydney. 

Cyclone Debbie Aftermath: Low Boy for Schwarz Excavations

Cyclone Debbie left a trail of destruction across a large part of Queensland and New South Wales, with many homes still uninhabitable nearly two months on. In the wake of the cyclone comes a massive clean-up particularly for the train rail lines. Luckily, Schwarz Excavations, a well-respected rail maintenance, civil construction, and bulk and heavy haulage contracting company, was up for the task – and had a bit of help in doing so.

Their new drop deck Low Boy trailer will be put straight to work in Central Queensland, assisting in repairing the rail network which experienced severe damage throughout the region.   This low loader only weighs 10.5t and with deck widening to 3.5 metres. Schwarz Evacuation knows quality when they see it.

When Schwarz Excavations opened for business in 1986 they started with a mini excavator and a truck offering contract excavation for local Queensland builders and plumbers. They’ve certainly come a long way since then. Let’s take a look at some of the many features of their a Low Boy Trailer, which is an ideal economical transport solution for high duty cycle fleets

  • 3X4 and 4X4 configurations available.
  • High tensile quench and tempered steel.
  • 35T Capacity Frame
  • Optional Extendable Frame and optional Widening Frame
  • Ramp length options including Lay Flat for better fuel economy
  • Axle lift/tyre change facility.
  • Rope rails and built-in steps fitted on all coamings
  • 3 way container pins supplied as standard.
  • Approx 9.0 Tare weight

We wish Schwarz Excavations the best of luck in the clean-up of Cyclone Debbie and trust they enjoy using the latest edition to their impressive fleet.

Low Boy Trailer

Low Boy Trailer

Low Boy Trailer

Low Boy Trailer

The Famous Quad Deck Widener with Drake Hydraulic Suspension for CJ Murphy

CJ Murphy rolled out of our headquarters in Brisbane with this new workhorse, a smart looking Drake Trailers Quad Deck Widener, complete with our hydraulic suspension.

Whether your business operates in the Australian Outback or in built-up metro areas like CJ Murphy, the Deck Widener boasts ease of use for these varied environments. It’s been designed with a low profile gooseneck and is built with only Australian, Japanese, and Swedish steel. There are plenty of optional extras to suit your needs. In this case, CJ Murphy has customised his Drake Trailer to include hydraulic suspension.

Our Deck Wideners are available in 3X4 and 4X4 configurations, and includes the following standard features:

  • 9hp Diesel electric start hydraulic
  • Stainless steel hydraulic tubing
  • Manual  hydraulic widening
  • 15” heavy duty axles
  • Hydraulic controlled ramps
  • Two horizontal spare tyre carriers

Deck Widener

Deck Widener

Deck Widener

Deck Widener

Drake Trailers are manufactured on the outskirts of Brisbane using high-quality materials. As you can see with our latest deliveries, we pride ourselves on our quality services and ability to customise to the specific needs of each customer. If you’re ready to discuss what a custom trailer can do for your business needs, contact us today.

When founded in 1958, Drake Trailers had a simple goal: to build the best trailers available in Australia, offering state-of-the-art designs to greatest suit the needs of our clients. Now, amalgamated as the Drake Group, we have brought Drake Trailers, O’Phee Trailers and Drake Collectibles brands under the one banner, launching as The Drake Group earlier this year.

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