Trailers to be put to the test too
Recognising Truck Test 2012 as the perfect opportunity to illustrate the depth of its product line-up, Afrit – one of South Africa’s leading trailer manufacturers – has come on board as supplier of all trailers for the event
Afrit has offered participants their choice of a wide range of trailers. The company is supplying numerous trailers for the event – and, as stipulated in the rules, each one will be loaded to capacity before the test gets underway.
With a proud legacy of more than 40 years in the industry, Afrit aims to be sustainable and adaptable, and to never compromise on quality. This drive to be number one makes it a perfect partner for Truck Test 2012.
The reason for the company’s participation is simple: it wants to keep setting the standards in the industry. As Afrit marketing coordinator Rynhardt Steenkamp says: “We’re an innovative company that is constantly looking to stay ahead of our competition by setting the standards in our industry. The Truck Test serves as another medium through which we can differentiate ourselves.”
The showcasing aspect of the event reinforced the company’s desire to be involved. The demand for quality trailers from the road transport sector is growing fast throughout southern Africa – and it’s a demand Afrit is well positioned to meet.
Striving to deliver the lightest possible trailers by combining the three key qualities of strength, payload and durability, and without compromising on build quality or efficiency, Afrit has earned a brilliant reputation locally.
Afrit’s confidence comes from its outstanding design capabilities combined with highly sophisticated machinery – which makes use of advanced technology to ensure that customers’ needs are met – as well as its various service offerings, being: Atlas Truck Centre, the company’s second hand dealership; Phuma Finance, which assists clients looking for finance to acquire Afrit trailers; and Phuma Rentals, whereby trailers may be hired by the transport industry.
Its standard trailers range from practical to awesome:
This trailer is fitted with leafspring-suspension and is capable of hauling
37 500 kg. Other standout features include an aluminium deck as well as a spare-wheel carrier and load locks to keep the cargo safely in place and out of reach of those with from prying eyes and nefarious intent.
With a tare weight of 6 000 kg, payload is pegged at 34 600 kg. This trailer rides on leaf-spring suspension and special features are centremount container locks, a spare wheel carrier, tarpaulin box and loadlocks.
Weighing in at 6 900 kg tare, the
Tri-axle Tautliner isn’t the heaviest trailer in the world, but it can handle a substantial
33 500 kg payload. Other features on the Tautliner include a spare wheel carrier, PVC roof and tarpaulin box.
Much like the Tri-axle Tautliner, this Interlink has all the same features, but allows for a 37 000 kg payload.
Interlink side-tipper trailer
With a payload of 35 500 kg, there isn’t much that this side tipper can’t deal with. The robust trailer rides on air suspension. It comprises two 20m3 lightweight bins, on a lightweight chassis – all in at 11 500 kg.