Steel Transporter Finds All-Round Loading Solution
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 13:20
JMP Transport Services, the midlands-based steel transport specialist has chosen Krone to supply their latest trailer equipment which, say the company, has moved the operation to a higher level of flexibility and secure loading.
“This KRONE Profi Liner is fitted with a sliding roof, which makes it ideal for fast and secure loading – especially when handling pre-painted flat sheet steel and steel coils.” Says owner-driver, John Phillips.
The curtainsiders are also fitted with KRONE’s standard Multi Lock loading system, which has around 130 lashing points along each side rave. This, in addition to the Krone Multi Block loading system, specified by JMP, provides virtually unlimited strapping options and allows the cargo to be firmly secured at any point along the trailer bed.
“We specialise in high-end, pre-prepared steel items,” says John, “such as garage doors and white goods. Therefore, I added the Multi Block option because it means we can load from front to back and strap lengthways over the bearers. This keeps the cargo away from the bulkhead and prevents any movement or damage during transit.”
To cope with heavy loads, the Profi Liner floor is constructed from fully waterproofed 30 mm, phenolic coated plywood and is tested to DIN standard, EN 283, for forklift axle loads of up to 7,000k.
As an owner-driver of 31 years, John comments that his reputation is mainly built on the reliability of the transport equipment at his disposal. Accordingly, his tractor unit, a first-generation Mercedes Actros Euro 6 630 HP, is the first in the country and says John, like the Profi Liner is the top of its class.
“Simply put, the Krone Profi Liner represents exceptional value for money, provides flexible and secure loading and is more than up to the job.” Concludes John. “Furthermore, the friendly and expert advice from the Krone sales team made it easy for me to decide exactly what was needed for my operation.”