MaxiTrans unveils new mezzanine deck system

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Manfield says SafeAdjust offers safety and productivity benefits


MaxiTrans has launched a new mezzanine deck system that is available for specification across its range of Freighter Tautliner and Maxi-Cube Slide-A-Side models.

The trailer manufacturer states that the new system, SafeAdjust, improves productivity and offers a "significant boost in safety" by removing the need to manually adjust decks.

"SafeAdjust helps operators to better meet site work health and safety requirements," the company states.

"Using a conventional forklift, the mezzanine deck can be moved into the desired position ready for loading without the need for any person to ever exit the forklift or approach the trailer."

Maxitrans Products and Markets GM Kevin Manfield says the new system reinforces the company’s commitment to safe trailer design.

"SafeAdjust is adjusted from the safety of a forklift, eliminating the need to manually remove and replace saddles when altering the deck height and keeping people well clear of safety exclusion zones."

SafeAdjust is secured to the trailer as a permanent component.

It can only be unlocked by raising the deck to the unlocking point located on each mezzanine post, "reducing the chance of it falling unexpectedly".

"An innovative mechanical locking feature senses deck movement and controls the lock engagement automatically," Manfield says.

"Lock indicators are installed on all four corners of the deck, allowing the operator to see when the locks are engaged and it is safe to retract the forklift."

MaxiTrans states that SafeAdjust doesn’t occupy any additional space compared to a standard mezzanine deck, which offers the "best possible" aperture and "ensuring no loss of load area".

The deck sits flush with the trailer floor when completely lowered, maximising internal height dimensions, it states.

"As an added benefit, SafeAdjust has been designed without the use of complicated parts or mechanisms, improving reliability and serviceability," Manfield says.

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