H Parkinson Haulage of Walton-le-Dale near Preston specified SAF-Holland
INTRADRUM axle and suspension systems for their new fleet of trailers
after having thoroughly reviewed all the market options.
HPH director Steve Sugden explained; ‘we recently secured a high-value contract with a national brewery which significantly influenced our decision to go with SAF as part of the overall trailer specification. Achieving maximum payload is a priority for us and so with SAF being both light and yet offering excellent operational stability put it ahead of the competition. We have our own vehicle servicing workshops here at HPH and so the simplicity of SAF axle maintenance together with their market-leading warranties helps reduce whole-life costs.’
Steve had this to say about IMS Limited, sole distributor of SAF-Holland in the UK; ‘efficient product maintenance and servicing are crucial to us, as like all operators, we’re keen to minimise vehicle downtime, so the enhanced training and support provided by IMS Limited’s field team was another big factor in our decision-making process’.
Steve Sugden is widely experienced within the commercial vehicle and haulage industry and is a long-term SAF-Holland endorsee.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium quality axles and suspension systems, fifth wheels, landing gear and kingpins for trailer manufacturers.
SAF-Holland is continually developing solutions to meet customers’ needs in an environment of rising costs, shrinking margins and tightened regulations.
Supreme reliability and efficiency combined with the use of weight-reduced components lower lifetime trailer operating costs.
The VSE low maintenance Electro-hydraulic Trailer Steering System is the lightest and most advanced steering system available today.
Fully configurable, it offers exceptional manoeuvrability without sacrificing load capacity or stability, allowing operators to replace rigid prime movers and small ‘urban trailers’ thereby maximising the cost-efficiency of urban deliveries.
Alex Rims forged aluminium wheels are half the weight of steel wheels and have been proven to extend tyre and brake life as well as reducing fuel costs. They are produced using a combination of the best alloys available using a process developed over many years.
They require minimal cleaning and come with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty.
For over 30 years IMS has been supplying quality products that provide customers with meaningful cost savings, class-leading operational efficiency, low maintenance and outstanding service life. The brands that IMS has selected to meet these criteria include SAF-Holland, VSE, Alex Rims and most recently SEM. Click below to explore the guide.IMS Interactive Guide
This video explains the process of removing and replacing the bearings on a SAF-Holland Bi9 hub on a SAF-Holland INTRA plus INTEGRAL axle.
A 19.5” version of the tried, tested and highly-acclaimed SAF INTRADRUM, and has now added this to SAF’s expanding product line up.
A training video showing how to remove and replace the ABS sensor on a SAF INTRA Disc-equipped axle
A training video demonstrating the removal and replacement the hub on a SAF-Holland INTRA Disc-equipped axle
IMS training video demonstrating the process of replacing the caliper on a SAF-Holland INTRA Disc axle
IMS training video showing how to replace the brake pads on a SAF-Holland INTRA Disc axle (SAF Caliper)