Furnells’ MegaLift

Furnell Transport  is  pleased to announce the acquisition of their new Megalift Side-Loader trailer with 35tonne lift capacity.

It has a 35tonne lifting capacity and is capable of lifting and transporting a 20ft, 30ft, 40ft and 45ft container and also 2no. 20ft containers at any given time with loading and unloading taking place from the off-side (driver side) length of the trailer only.

Whilst the Side Loader has a 35tonne lifting capacity, due to the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of our Articulated Units rated at 44,000kg GVW, “pulling” this particular trailer, the actual maximum lifting capacity is dictated by the total tare weight of both the Articulated Unit and Side Loader trailer combination, which is 20,000kg in total and therefore the maximum lifting capacity including any ISO containers will be 24,000kg.

Loading and unloading can be completed in a matter of minutes via the remote control box and operator, with the ability to reduce the length in order to access tight areas on site, or increase the length of the bed, depending on the size and number of ISO containers to be transported.

They are hoping to have it in service at the beginning of August; all being well. Their operatives will be trained prior to use of the Side-loader. Once sign-written in their livery, they believe it will look impressive; but as it’s simply a work vehicle we hope they won’t have too much time to admire it!

Furnells MD Zachary Thole says “We trust that our customer base will want to utilise it for their transport needs. Simply email or phone us and we’ll gladly provide quotes for the use of said trailer and any further information you may require (I’m in the process of obtaining ground pressure figures, for those who may need these details.) Please feel free to contact us at any time.

I must confess that I rarely (if at all) get “excited” (for the want of a better word) with vehicle and trailer acquisitions. They are quite simply workhorses, but as such are part of the lifeblood of our company.

This trailer, however, coming in our yellow livery, has actually got me looking forward to taking receipt of it.

It will, of course, be finished with our company livery and details… And we shall be getting it out and about completing movements as soon as possible. This being so – our question to you is … “Who would like to use such a beast?”

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