No, we haven’t discovered any long-lost secrets about Fleetwood Mac’s hit “Landslide,” although that would be interesting. The Landslide we’ll discuss here is a new, proprietary liner for MaxiTRANS tipper trailers. Compared to a tipper with no liner installed, according to MaxiTRANS, Landslide reduces the tip angle by up to 30% when unloading an end tipper. Additionally, Landslide will reduce the trailer’s centre of gravity for an overall more stable tipping platform. Additionally, because the height of the tipper trailer can be lower, Landslide reduces the chance of a tipper making contact with overhead obstacles.
Fit & Finish
MaxiTRANS is able to install the Landslide liner during the primary manufacturing process, which has some big benefits. “Landslide is affixed to the trailer using a unique method which eliminates the need for rivets,” says Kevin Manfield, MaxiTRANS General Manager of Products and Markets. “The removal of unsightly rivets from the outside of the tub improves aesthetics and also means there are fewer catch points inside the tub, resulting in better product discharge.”
The harsh Australian sun can make life difficult for trailer tarps and covers. With that in mind, MaxiTRANS designed Landslide with built-in UV protection. The liner itself also protects the trailer body from wear and tear due to materials being loaded and unloaded.
MaxiTRANS says that Landslide is available now via the MaxiTRANS Dealer Network as an option on all new Hamelex White standard width rigid, dog, and semi tippers. TruckWorld.com.au also sells a range of used MaxiTRANS trailers.