Moreland invests in PBS road train

South Australian logging transport company, Moreland Holdings, has taken delivery of a Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approved A-double road train combination from Kennedy Trailers. While other trailers in the 33-strong fleet are capable of carrying up to 45 tonnes, the newest addition to the business will be able to carry 62 tonnes.

“It’s almost a third in extra payload – the same sort of benefit that was achieved by being able to go from a single to a double trailer years ago,” said Transport Manager, Kelvin Moreland. “In terms of manoeuvrability, it has the same tracking as a 26-metre B-double, despite the extra four metres in length.”

Kennedy Trailers has provided eight B-double trailers to Moreland Holdings, but this is the first A-Double logging trailer to be built by the East Gippsland based trailer manufacturer. In order to meet PBS criteria, it has also been manufactured so that the static rollover threshold is always maintained for added safety.

The A-Double has been fitted with EBS braking, which Moreland said has been a major step forward in safety and is particularly important with logging trailers, along with four onboard scales, automatic load binders, folding front guards to constrain the logs, work lights around the entire trailer, and a fifth wheel and Rockinger couplings from JOST.

Moreland Holdings has been using JOST fifth wheels for many years, but this is the first trailer in the fleet to be fitted with the company’s Rockinger couplings. More >>.

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