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Versatile heavy-duty transport
Trailer for non-European markets

Horstmar, September 2016 - Schmitz Cargobull AG presents the new S.HD general cargo trailer generation for non-European markets. The heavy duty trailers, manufactured at the state-of-the-art production facility in the Chinese city of Wuhan, have been designed to handle a variety of different transport tasks under the most difficult conditions.

While the infrastructure in the large urban agglomerations in China and other emerging nations is well developed, it is often somewhat rougher in rural areas. This is precisely the terrain for the S.HD UNIVERSAL semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull. The running gear of the trailer is equipped with leaf springs and twin tyres, and single tyres as an option, and proves capable of handling any situation. In the case of impact damage, the modular design system with a bolted axle block ensures that parts can be quickly replaced without the need for welding in the workshop.

So that the S.HD retains its value in everyday operations, Schmitz Cargobull relies on hot-galvanised steel components for surface protection. The body of the S.HD UNIVERSAL also consists of hot-galvanised materials. The folding dropsides between the stanchions can be removed individually during loading and unloading. Via the stable roof bow, a PVC tarpaulin can be easily laid over the body as a privacy screen and to protect against weather effects. The numerous locking devices ensure optimal tensioning of the tarpaulin. A large number of load securing points are available for fastening of ropes, belts or chains for lashing down the freight. These allow palletised goods to be secured just as efficiently as machines or other bulk goods.

The trailer's different body variants show the customer-specific transport solutions. The S.HD FLATBED easily accommodates large-sized components, machines or steel beams Numerous stable load securing points are integrated in the chassis of the trailer so that the load does not slide. In addition, the chassis can be upgraded for container transport with optionally eight or 12 twistlocks embedded in the floor. This allows the transport of either one 40-foot container or two 20-foot containers.

The flexibility and robustness continues in the S.HD CONSTRUCTION variant with solid dropsides. Palletised goods can thus be transported just as efficiently as weather-resistant or loose goods, or building material. To make partial loading or unloading as simple as possible, the five dropsides on each side can be opened individually. Durability and stability are also paramount in this trailer.

The S.HD COAL combines a robust body with maximum access to the cargo area through three double wing doors on each side together with an additional double wing door at the rear. This vehicle version features a loading height of 1,800 mm in order to optimally transport construction materials or packaged bulk goods, for example. The reinforced stanchions provide high strength and reliable door closure when the trailer is fully loaded. Every wing door on the trailer is secured with two stainless steel rod locks.

About Schmitz Cargobull AG:

With an annual production of some 50,000* vehicles and around 5,500* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.78* billion in the 2015/2016 business year.  As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level:  from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.

*provisional figures based on the 2015/2016 business year

The final figures for the past financial year (01/04/2015 – 31/03/2016) will be published by the company in the middle of October 2016. 


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