After 14 months of development we have released one of the world's largest dropdeck trailer for one of the leading companies in the region. It is with 2.7 m and 4.4m usable width for carrying goods and materials. The dropdeck trailer can carry a payload of 8 tons with length of 6 m and 3.27 m width. It would be mainly used inside the army base and ports to carry heavy equipments like man lifts, generator, forklifts etc which were hard to load on regular/conventional recovery vehicles.
Our client looked for a solution to increase safety and decrease loading times so they looked out for a solution for more than 2 years and finally liked Al Ameen team design and experience in designing body dropping trailers.
We had to go through 175 new designs to change the suspension which was failing using parts available in the market.
It had taken more than 5 designers to design individual parts, everything from hubs, tyres, rim and axles were custom made to carry heavy loads.
The hubs were specially made to carry 20 tons each though maximum the trailer would carry with its weight and full load would be 12 tons. One of the frustrating and challenging part was the tyres. We tested many tyres which had worn away during the tests as it could not withstand the load. The tyres are solid rubber and durable specially designed to fit interiors of the chassis. The hydraulics were specially made to take heavy loads and pull the deck at an angle. The chassis was one of the main challenges to fabricate as it had to account for roll as it did not have an axle. We did face rolling of the chassis sometimes about 40 mm and then did some correctional changes to make it aligned and work.