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Ratesaver for Scottish operator

30th November 1985
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THE FIRST of Neville Charrold's redesigned Ratesaver steel tipping semi-trailers has been supplied to R and T Ritchie, of West Lothian.

The trailer frame, which is made from high tensile steel of a reduced thickness, slopes 2.5 degrees and has a shallowstepped neck passing into the area where conventional bodies would have transverse cross bearers.

This allows the new Ratesaver a full-length flat body floor with a lower centre of gravity.

Tubular cross members, which are built into the frame with substantial end gussets, give torsional rigidity and improve roll stiffness and tipping stability.

The body on the Ritchie trailer measures 9.14m by 2.29m by 1.68m, and has Hyva ripping gear. It runs on Indair air suspension, but Norde Fluidride suspension is also available. stun is also available.

Its kerb weight is. 6,460kg and when coupled to R and T Ritche's seven-tonne Scania P112 carries a 24.5-tonne payload.


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