Drake Trailers

Demonstrating versatility of trailers at the 2018 Body Builder Showcase

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Included in every March issue of the essential industry news resource Trailer Magazine, the Body Builder Showcase comprehensively highlights Australia’s range of transport industry manufacturers. After being featured in previous years, O’Phee Trailers and Drake Trailers are proud to be listed prominently in this year’s Showcase with their range of trailers that are designed and manufactured in Australia.

Trailer Magazine has been keeping the local industry informed of new developments for many years through its monthly magazine, a twice-weekly email newsletter and a continually-updated website. It focuses on what makes the Australian transport industry special, such as the large and harsh distances that need to be covered, and the high quality of manufacturing standards required to get the job done on time every time.

The Body Builder Showcase has nothing to do with muscle-clad people pumping iron, but there is still an impressive display of toughness to be found. It exhaustively details which manufacturers are currently in operation across various types of industry, including General Freight, Vans, Tankers, Bulk Transports and Heavy & Specialised equipment. For transport business owners, component suppliers and OEMs, it’s an invaluable resource to make new connections.

Australian industry is thriving

Ashley Blachford from Trailer Magazine says that the Body Builder Showcase proves that “Australian manufacturing is alive and well in the heavy-duty transport sector.” She adds that Australian trailer builders are “a case in point, with hundreds of businesses producing trailers on local soil.”  It’s an indication that not only is the local industry thriving, but so are the supporting industries around it.

Trailers that were showcased from Drake Trailers include:

  • Drop Deck
  • Semi
  • B-Double
  • A-Double
  • Multi-Combinator / Road Train
  • Dog
  • Tag
  • Pig
  • PBS

While O’Phee Trailers have been recognised for their trailers in these categories:

  • Container Trailer (Skel)
  • Flat Top
  • Drop Deck
  • Curtain Slider
  • Slide Lifter
  • Semi
  • B-Double
  • A-Double
  • Multi-Combinator / Road Train
  • Dog
  • Tag
  • Pig

In the Heavy & Specialised section, both Drake Trailers and O’Phee Trailers lines were acknowledged in the Showcase. From Drake Trailers:

  • Low Loader

  • Extendible / Widening

  • SPMT

  • Self Steering

  • Tilt Tray

  • Semi

  • B-Double

  • A-Double

  • Multi-Combinator / Road Train

  • Dog

  • Tag

  • Pig

And from O’Phee Trailers:

  • Extendible / Widening
  • Logging
  • Semi

As one of Australia’s longest-running and most widely recognised transport trailer manufacturers, Drake Trailers has earned a well-deserved reputation for making tough and dependable trailers built for the harshest conditions. The company’s history goes back 60 years and this longevity is due in part to a dedication to service, quality and reliability in every part of the trailers that we design and manufacture.

A good example of this would be our spare parts department. We still stock parts for trailers that first left our manufacturing area over 40 years ago, which are built tough enough to be useful for many decades in the wildest conditions. Not many manufacturers can make this claim.

Each trailer is built using state-of-the-art software by master designers to meet your exact standards, at our time-proven manufacturing facilities outside Brisbane. To find out how we can make a trailer that’s perfect for your business, contact The Drake Group today.

 

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