Trail­ers tai­lored for safety

Vaw­drey’s Auto Lock Deck saves time and re­duces po­ten­tial for mishaps

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VIC­TO­RIAN trailer builder Vaw­drey Aus­tralia has launched its new patent-pend­ing Auto Lock Deck sys­tem, which op­ti­mises deck han­dling safety and ef­fi­ciency.

The Auto Lock Deck sys­tem pro­motes a safer work­place en­vi­ron­ment through in­no­va­tive de­sign, build­ing on the same proven lock­ing sys­tem as its suc­cess­ful Auto Mezz Deck range.

Vaw­drey na­tional sales direc­tor Paul Vaw­drey said the Auto Lock Deck was a boon for com­mer­cial road trans­port in terms of per­for­mance gains.

“The Auto Lock Deck is sim­ple to op­er­ate and can save up to 10 min­utes for every deck move­ment,” Mr Vaw­drey said.

“To lower the deck, the op­er­a­tor sim­ply se­lects the un­lock func­tion, lifts the deck to dis­en­gage the locks and then low­ers the deck to the de­sired po­si­tion. It ratch­ets through each of the lock­ing po­si­tions on the mez­za­nine deck posts when lift­ing to pro­vide a fast and sim­ple method of lift­ing the deck by fork­lift.”

The Vaw­drey Auto Lock Deck also negates the need for ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors to work be­neath a deck or to re­move the deck from the ve­hi­cle to ad­just the deck height, which sig­nif­i­cantly im­proves oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety prac­tices.

“Cur­rent fork­lift­com­pat­i­ble mez­za­nine decks re­quire the deck to be re­moved from the trailer be­fore they can be ad­justed,” Mr Vaw­drey said.

“Man­u­ally mov­ing the deck sup­port brack­ets to al­ter the deck po­si­tion within the trailer is a time-con­sum­ing and po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous process.”

Sup­ported by a pneu­matic cylin­der and two springs, the Auto Lock Deck will de­fault to a locked po­si­tion, which is crit­i­cal for safety and re­li­a­bil­ity.

To as­sist fork­lift op­er­a­tors, there are sim­ple, colour-coded in­di­ca­tors on the out­side and in­side of each deck, as well as full-width fork­lift tyne pock­ets to ac­com­mo­date dou­ble-pal­let-width tynes for bet­ter fork­lift en­gage­ment.

“We have de­signed the Auto Lock Deck to be as user-friendly as pos­si­ble to al­low for more ef­fi­cient ma­te­ri­als han­dling and freight tasks,” Mr Vaw­drey said.

The Auto Lock Deck fea­tures heavy-duty bolt-on guides and quick-re­lease air­lines that al­low the deck to be re­moved from the trailer with ease and Dura­gal Steel mez­za­nine deck posts are used as a stan­dard on all trail­ers.

“The Vaw­drey Auto Lock Deck is an ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial con­sid­er­a­tion when in­vest­ing in mod­ern com­mer­cial road trans­port equip­ment,” Mr Vaw­drey said.

“Our trail­ers are tai­lored to ac­com­mo­date for the needs of the in­dus­try.”

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PER­FOR­MANCE BOON: Vaw­drey trailer builder op­ti­mises safety and ef­fi­ciency.

Vaw­drey’s trail­ers fea­ture a sim­ple and smart op­er­a­tion.

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