September 2022 – The new dry freighter S.BO PACE is now also coming to the continental European market, and will be manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull production plant in Zaragoza, Spain. Back at the end of 2021, Schmitz Cargobull presented the new, lightweight S.BO PACE for dry freight and CEP transport operations from the British plant for Great Britain and Ireland. Featuring a fully modular design, the dry freight box body is 100% SMART, which means it is equipped with TrailerConnect® trailer telematics as standard. The body is made from innovative STRUKTOPLAST panels. Thanks to the light, honeycomb-shaped panels, each trailer weighs around 700 kg less than comparable vehicles with a plywood body.
The S.BO PACE is primarily geared towards transport companies in the package and dry freight sectors. It is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL and offers a wide range of options, such as load securing rails, a translucent roof, a tail lift and two different door variants: either a roller shutter or aluminium doors. Furthermore, the ROTOS running gears come with a warranty for 1,000,000 km or six years.
The vehicle can be equipped with a number of load securing components, such as package securing nets or gates at the rear. The floor load capacity is 5.5 t as standard or there is the option to increase it to 7.1 t or 8.0 t in vehicles that have to transport heavy loads or floor conveyors. The standard telematics system TrailerConnect® from Schmitz Cargobull provides for intelligent connectivity and supports rapid diagnosis and processing of the collected data from all components.
To coincide with its new trailer, Schmitz Cargobull is also launching a new name for vehicles in its Dry Freight product line: As in the past, S.KO remains the designation for trailers carrying temperature-controlled freight, while S.BO (semi-trailer box) will be used as the name for dry freight trailers. In addition to the new S.BO PACE, Schmitz Cargobull offers other trailers in this segment, such as the proven S.BO EXPRESS with FERROPLAST panels or the robust steel box body S.BO Steel.
The S.BO EXPRESS is the ideal trailer when the transport of high-value goods or goods for online dispatch or courier express services is subject to particularly high demands. It is available in the standard body length of 13.62 m or, optionally, in a length of 15 m as displayed at the IAA Transportation 2022 trade fair. The 15-m version is one pallet-width longer than the standard trailer, and the double-decker model offers space for up to 73 Euro pallets. Thanks to the modular system, the trailer can be individually configured and provided, for example, with simplified load securing in the form of a multifunction floor, a double decker system and load securing rails. New interior lighting also provides better lighting conditions here. The trailer is also available with an interior height of 2,950 mm for high-volume transport. The TrailerConnect® telematics system, which is factory fitted as standard, supports the transport of safety-critical goods and provides transparent control of the vehicle fleet. Geo-fence monitoring offers protection against theft and misuse of the vehicle.
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