Loadquip offers a range of low loaders which address the major problems of existing low loaders – limited braking capacity and severe tyre scrub.
Based on experience in the design of large coal haulers (notably the Hastings Deering 160 and 220-tonne coal haulers), the company offers a series of low loaders which overcome these shortcomings by utilising single or tandem axle assemblies from large mining trucks in place of the multiple-axle designs currently in use. Tyre-scrub, and its attendant high maintenance costs for both tyres and suspension systems, is greatly reduced.
This concept also permits the use of large enclosed oil-cooled disc brakes with spring applied emergency brakes. Such systems are designed to meet the requirements of AS 2958, providing safe and reliable fade-free braking and retardation in accordance with the requirements of this standard. Retardation on the trailer axles allows such low- loaders to descend long grades safely with full loads on board.