TRAILER WITH CANVAS CANOPY STRUCTURE
Despite the price war in the Tautliners sector, we are proud to supply a curtain side trailer with a solid construction and yet competitive pricing. There is no cutting down on the robustness. Tracon Tautliners are built up from a strong welded chassis with crossbeams just every 400 mm (!) so as to allow a heavy floor load. The structure is also suitable for long term use. Standard a steel front and rear frame and at the front inside a welded protective edge. Certainly when you choose a thermally galvanised chassis, your curtain side trailer is ready to be used for a minimum of 15 years. We can build the Tautliner extensively to your requirements: thermally galvanised chassis, structure in colour, lettering, Tridec steering, X-steering, stake stanchions, aluminium side boards, second loading height, hardwood floor, through loading doors, load securing system, cargo certificates, tilting roof, lift, etcetera. Our Trailer Configurator allows you to assemble the curtain side trailer according to your preferences, with extensive options and possibilities, including prices. A Mega trailer is also possible. 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 trailer in every European country.
Tracon Tautliners 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. In addition, the chassis is equipped with a cross-beam at every 400 mm so that a heavy floor load is made possible. Standard 13 pairs of lashing eyes are fitted in the edge profile. The fifth wheel coupling in the neck is as much as 10 mm thick to prevent distortion in the long term.
This results in a legally permissible fifth wheel load of 16 tons and technically as many as 18 tons, standard! In conclusion, this chassis is the foundation for an intensive and 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.
Certified 28 mm flat, plated floor. Equipped with wear resistant anti-slip profile. Through the support of many crossbeams (every 400 mm), this floor is suitable for heavy loads. A certified floor load of up to 9,000 kilograms per lift truck axle is permitted.
As a standard a Tracon canopy trailer is provided with a solid structure with steel front corner posts. The front is equipped with a volume angle, so it is bevelled in order to create maximum floor space. A plywood headboard is fitted between the front corner posts. A bumper strip of 400 mm high and 5 mm thick is welded to the chassis in order to create maximum strength on the inside. The front comes standard in the colour RAL9006 and can be supplied in any colour.
Steel rear portal with in between flat solid rear doors, which makes the application of advertisement very well possible. The doors are equipped with four hinges and double locks. Two heavy steel abutments are mounted under the doors.
Double woven 900 grams canvas fitted with stainless steel over-centre fasteners. At the front equipped with Quick Release, at the back with a ratchet.
Cargo Securing Certificate
It is of great importance to sufficiently secure the load so that the goods can be transported safely. Poor securing annually account for millions of Euros worth of damage and many accidents. In some European countries there is legislation which stipulates that the construction has to comply with certain strength requirements. These requirements state that the construction of the upper structure should be strong enough in order to absorb the forces coming from the cargo. The relevant construction is then tested in practice for strength. If the strength is sufficient then a certificate is issued specifically for that structure. This certificate also indicates the maximum weight of the cargo. Tracon has a cargo securing certificate for all versions, even for beverage transportation.
Tracon and Tridec
Tridec steering systems are applied to our trailers. Tridec is part of the Jost Group and is a leader in the field of steering systems in trailers. Our product range is extensive: single-steered, double-steered as well as X-steered versions are available.
Which steering system is the right one for your?
For the sake of safety and ease of maintenance almost all steered trailers in Europe are driven with a rod steering system. This is suitable for flat and (semi) trailers. When using rods, the steering motion is transferred very directly and no slack is created in the system. This makes the system low-maintenance. Through a unique construction, the entire system can easily be dismantled from underneath. This saves a lot of time in service and renders a floor hatch in the bodywork unnecessary. We can even provide Mega-trailers with a steering system.
Here, the steering motion is transferred from front to back by means of a cable. It is guided over pulleys. Tracon provides no cable steered trailers.
Hydraulic steering systems are used for extendible trailers for which the rod connection is not possible. Hydraulic systems are also applied if a low floor height in combination with steering is required. Height is lost due to the turntable which is normally present for a rod steering system.
Which axles should be steered?
The first and the last axle steered (Tridec X-besturing)
Good weight distribution possible;
Less tire wear;
Less rolling resistance hence less fuel consumption;
Comes through internally, making you swing less, especially beneficial in case of a truck-mounted forklift;
Fewer fines for exceeding axle load;
Suitable for two-axle and three-axle trailers
Less manoeuvrable than a single steered trailer, comes through internally, just like a non-steered trailer (turning radiuses on request);
More maintenance compared to a single steered trailer (more turntables);
More expensive to purchase
Only last axle steered (most used)
Manoeuvrability can be easily adjusted;
Less tire wear;
Less rolling resistance hence less fuel consumption;
Better weight distribution by moving the last axle backwards
More maintenance compared to a non steered trailer
For maximum manoeuvrability a single steered trailer is the right choice
For maximum axle load distribution an X-controlled trailer is the right choice
Optionally, it is possible to select a tuck-away lift for a Tautliner. Basically we have chosen for the brand Dhollandia, also because of the large number of service points which is present in the Netherlands. So you can be assisted quickly when necessary. On the Combitrain with an internal platform length of 8,100 mm, it is possible to mount a lift with a 1,500 mm platform and a loading capacity of 2,000 kg. On the Combitrain with an internal platform length of 10,200 mm, it is possible to mount a lift with a 1,800 mm platform and a loading capacity of 2,000 kg. Because of the many possibilities you can assemble the lift entirely according to your requirements.