THROUGH CUSTOM-MAKING new extrusions and creating a flip-over centre drain, Delta Stock Crates has developed a cattle crate that boasts more than 120 millimetres of extra internal height. It can also convert from a two-deck into one deck to accommodate big or oversized cattle, all while maintaining crate strength and reducing tare weight – an obvious win/win for the industry.
Delta is New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of alloy stock crates and says it’s the only stock crate manufacturer with full manufacturing and servicing facilities in both the North Island (a purposebuilt workshop in Feilding)
from left to right): and the South Island (Timaru).
Its research and development team continually looks to develop solutions to the industry’s everevolving problems such as the back-rub issue. In this case, the result has it custom-making new extrusions to maximise heights throughout its crates – reducing the height of the centre drain to gain more depth and offering a flipover centre drain to make single-decking large animals possible. All these measures combine to minimise back-rub.
From full-size stock crates and truck decks to ute canopies and small crates, Delta has a huge “standard” product range to choose from.
But it’s also quick to point out that “every crate we make is custom-manufactured to meet your specifications.” And that “together we will work with you to meet your requirements.”
Delta has over two decades of experience in the business and says it focuses on delivering products that combine the best balance between tare weight, strength and durability….at a competitive price.
The Road Transport Forum member provides two-year manufacturer’s warranties on all its crates as a guarantee against product defects or faulty workmanship. And its new crates are AsureQuality certified.
The PSI automatic tyre inflation system, of course, also “keeps all of your tyres, on any type of trailer, at the same pressure all of the time,” says TATES – “giving you optimal tyre life and fuel economy…..and it will save you on recaps.”
The latest Delta stock crates, designed to reduce back rub – ( An internal view of the crate.....recessed cattle floor and reduced height of centre drain gains more depth and minimises back rub.....flip-over centre drain as an option, allowing the single decking of large animals, without rub