The UK/Ireland transport industry is unique in allowing the operation of trailers with a maximum height of 4.9m; well over the 4m maximum permitted in mainland Europe. And it is this that fact that has prompted the continued rise of step frame trailer manufacture. Being aware of the different needs of regional markets, SAF-Holland responded to calls from UK and Ireland customers for a 19.5” version of their tried, tested and highly-acclaimed SAF INTRADRUM, and has now added this to their expanding product line up.
The new S9-3718 utilises SAF’s rugged yet lightweight INTRA suspension to meet the specific requirements demanded by step frame, double deck trailer applications. The system provides far greater operational stability with the associated benefits of significantly improved load security and overall safety on the road. It is also available as INTRA MEGA.
A further advantage of the new axle being that it overcomes any tyre sourcing difficulties by virtue of it using the increasingly popular, typically hard-wearing 19.5″ super singles e.g. 445/45/19.5. Operators also have the peace of mind provided by SAF’s class-leading guarantee of competence–6 years/unlimited mileage.