TIR tilts for metric pallets
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• Designed to carry the maximum number of metric pallets, a range of TM. tilt-covered semi-trailers has been produced by Crane Fruehauf Trailers Ltd that is known as the Continental and is designated the TIR CP-30 /44 /F2E. The maker's gross combination weights range from 30 tong to 44 tons and nominal payloads range up to 30/31 tons. A width between the bodywork pillars of 7ft 1 liin. (2425mm) allows the carriage of two 1.2-metre pallets side by side.
The range comprises one 10m model and four 12m models. Having an internal length of 39ft 8i-in (12,103mm), a 12m model provides for the carriage of 12 lm pallets or 10 1.2m pallets. The first vehicle to leave the production line is being operated by Ferrymasters Ltd and additional vehicles have been ordered by this company.
A fixed bulkhead having a height of 4ft 6in. (1371mm) is constructed of 18mm steel-capped plywood and has four steel rectangular hollow-section pillars. The drop sides are of I8mm plywood, the edges of which are steel capped. Made of pifc /nylon material the tilt is supplied with leather straps, stainless steel terminals, galvanized steel wire rope with Vinyl covering and reinforced brass eyelets.