Global container giant Titan has received a new batch of extending platform trailers, which joined their Irish fleet for transporting containers to local wind farms.
Headquartered in Denmark with over 200 offices worldwide, Titan has a long history of working with land based and more recently the offshore wind segment. While their core business is ISO container rental and sales, the privately owned company has expanded to include worldwide deliveries of DNV containers to the offshore industry, temperature controlled storage solutions, self-storage solutions and crane services.
The extending platform trailers from SDC have a front lift axle and two hydraulically-operated steering axles for maximum manoeuvrability when transporting ISO containers and specialist wind farm equipment in off road environments. A high 5th wheel height of 1300mm and short kingpin to the front of the trailer allow a truck mounted crane to be used for efficient loading and off-loading of containers, while bespoke features including fitted toolboxes and ladder storage provide maximum usage of the trailer while in operation.
The 10.5m platform trailers extend to 15.5m for compatibility with 4×10’, 2×20’, 1×40’ or 1×45’ ISO containers, while the customised design can also be used for various other load types such as pallets, steel pipes and construction equipment. SDC have incorporated seven different locking positions to allow the trailers to be configured exactly to suit the load being carried. Load security is provided with multiple lashing options, including lashing rings at deck level and to the underside of socket bolsters to allow lashing of differing load types.
The cobalt blue chassis carries Titan’s eye-catching yellow branding on the side skirts and rear, which coincide seamlessly with their Volvo FH 540 globetrotter XL tandem drive units, fitted with a 75 t/m cormach crane. The operator currently has 15 Volvo, DAF and Mercedes trucks in use across Europe.
Brendan O’Malley, Titan Containers Country Manager for Ireland & Northern Ireland said; “I am very pleased with the new extending platform trailers from SDC which have gone straight into service on the development of a wind farm in Galway. In the past we have used SDC’s skeletal trailers for container transport, which have also served us well, however we have been looking for ways to improve the efficiency of our operations with a more bespoke trailer that could be adapted to both the land and wind sectors.”
“When I contacted SDC they were very helpful and knowledgeable – I am delighted with the finished product, as are our drivers. The trailer spec incorporates various ‘add on’s’, which allow us to be flexible in our operations while delivering a very high standard of specialist services to our customers throughout Ireland.
SDC’s Sales Manager for Ireland, Jimmy McKernan said; “I am pleased Titan chose SDC Trailers again having seen the robust nature and very high quality of products that we deliver. We are continuously looking for ways to innovate and enhance our trailer offering by listening carefully to what our customers require for their transport operations. Titan’s new extending tri-axle platform trailers are the perfect example of how SDC can draw on our 39 years of engineering expertise to develop world class transport solutions for local operators.”
SDC is the leading trailer manufacturer in the UK and Ireland with four state of the art production facilities in Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The manufacturer’s range includes box vans, curtainsiders, skeletals, platforms and extended length trailers, with a strong focus on customising solutions in line with customer’s requirements. SDC’s turnover reached £186million in 2016, following a number of sizeable orders from both local and international markets.
Source: Uk Haulier