By: Bpw Transport Efficiency  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Trailer, Axles

Tridec specializes in the development and manufacturing of mechanical and hydraulic steering systems and axle suspensions for all types of trailers.

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Featuring 5 rows of 8 axles, 4 of which are steering, this Gantry Trailer was designed and built by Tidd Ross Todd Limited of Hamilton, for Albras Aluminium Smelter, Belen, Brazil. The Jost Tridec steering and suspension for the BPW axles is linked to the Fifth Wheel King Pin via a closed hydraulic circuit. The trailer axles are automatically steered from the king pin skid plate, or can be manually steered via remote control.

Built for Albras of Brazil the trailer is shown undergoing tests before delivery to Christchurch where a 135 Tonne SWL Southern Cross Engineering Gantry was fitted to the two lifting pillars. The Gantry Trailer is designed to reduce downtime by enabling quick change over of pots on the smelt line. TRT specified the BPW and Tridec system to meet exacting site conditions that required both manoeuvrability and high load capacity, along with low ground pressure.

Keywords: Axles, Trailer

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Models marketed in New Zealand include 10-stud 22.5" x 8.25" wheels to suit both PCD335 and 285 mm, 10-stud 22.5" x 9.00" wheels to suit PCD335 mm, the 8-stud 19.5" x 7.5" version to suit PCD275 mm, 10-stud 17.5" by 6.75" wheels to suit PCD 225mm and the 10-stud 22.5" x 11.75" to suit PCD335 mm.



BPW engineers have also customised certain axle and air suspension components for superior performance under New Zealand’s exacting and varied transport conditions.


Jost Products

Through the 50's and 60's Jost established companies in Great Britain,Italy, South Africa, Belgium and France.The 80's and 90's saw the incorporation of companies in the USA, Australia, Spain, Singapore, China and Hungary. The JOST Group is an enterprise which since its establishment in 1952 has achieved a leading position worldwide in the manufacturing of components for commercial vehicles.