OPEN HEAVY DUTY SEMI TRAILER: MIDDLE AXLE OR DRAWBAR SEMI TRAILER
Tracon has extensive experience in building open heavy duty trailers. You have a choice between central axle trailers and draw bar trailers. Many of these trailers are supplied to Denmark and Norway. In particular in Norway, the demands imposed on these trailers are high: extremely strong and with maximum flexibility. There it is common that a trailer is suitable to transport containers, that trees can be loaded on it, and that it can carry various loads. Thermally galvanised chassis, container twist locks, corner post holes, heavy stanchions, aluminium side boards, danger signs, heavy flooring, steering systems, etcetera., it is all possible. Our Trailer Configurator allows you to assemble the HD trailers according to your preferences, with extensive options and possibilities, including prices. Would you prefer us to assemble the offer for you? We will be happy to do that for you! Please leave your details and you will receive the required quotation by email. Tracon disposes of an extensive European Type Approval which makes it easy to register your HD trailer in every European country.
Tracon chassis are designed for prolonged and intensive use. The main beams of the chassis are therefore welded on both sides for added strength, which is unique in trailer construction. By standard application of thick flanges, IPE100 crossbeams and a UNP140 edge profile, an extremely heavy duty chassis is created. In addition, the chassis is equipped with a cross-beam at every 400 mm, so that a very heavy floor load is made possible. In conclusion, this chassis is the foundation for an extra long life!
Tracon provides all its chassis standard with a cathodic electrodeposition coating covered with a powder coat finish. Hence double coating for better corrosion protection.
This is the abbreviation of Kathodische Tauch Lackierung (electrostatic lacquer dip). KTL is an electrostatic painting process during which the chassis is immersed into a liquid bath. In a bath filled with lacquer the chassis is immersed under electrical power. With the help of direct current voltage, the paint particles are drawn to the chassis and a layer of varnish is created on the surface. This lacquer layer grows until a closed and insulating layer is formed onto the chassis. This way, it is possible to provide hard to reach areas with a lacquer layer. After the electrostatic application of the paint, this is dried and hardened in an oven at 180 to 200°C. Distinctive in our KTL process is that one of the immersion baths is a galvanising bath for an extra long lasting protective coating.
After the KTL process, we provide the chassis as a standard with a powder coating lacquer layer for extra protection. Negatively charged powder is sprayed onto a positively charged chassis with compressed air. Through the electrostatic principle, the powder temporarily sticks to the sprayed chassis, after which it is heated in an oven. This gives the coating the opportunity to flow out, after which it is hardened.
For a small additional charge, it is possible to galvanize all our chassis thermally. This is the best possible anti-corrosion treatment. Thermal galvanizing is an immersion process, whereby the liquid zinc, at a temperature of approximately 450°C, reaches all corners of the chassis, both internally and externally. The steel and the zinc together form a zinc alloy. This very strong protective layer is covered by a pure zinc layer. The zinc is thicker on the vulnerable edges, making the protection even better. Galvanised chassis are very sustainable, maintenance-free and offer maximum protection. A thermally galvanised chassis is rust resistant for at least 15 years.