Southern Van Lines (SVL) the specialist transport provider for the entertainment industry, has specified a high-cube, low ride-height box trailer to carry music and theatrical equipment to events throughout the UK and Europe.
With 99 cubic metre capacity, coupling height at just 950mm and internal clearance approaching 3 metres, the Krone Mega Dry Liner is designed to allow maximum loading and high security while operating within the 4m European height limit.
Accordingly, the trailer body is constructed from galvanised steel cassette panels with all-round internal forklift wall protection. Loading flexibility is provided by recessed keyhole profiles which allow cross beams to be placed in any position to secure a variety of mixed cargo. While the 30mm-thick phenolic floor is tested to EN 283 resistance of up to 7.000kg forklift axle loading.
For added security the ‘container-type’ rear doors are fitted with integrated lock rods with the handle positioned underneath and out of sight. This leaves the outside surface flat and ideal for the application of Southern Van Lines’ distinctive metallic silver livery. Added strength is achieved with the addition of plywood sheets to the inner door surface.
“This Mega Liner is perfectly matched to our operation,” says Director, Charles Colley. “We already have two trailers from Krone which have performed very well, so it was an easy decision to come back for a third. We carry a lot of high value and outsized equipment, so the combination of security and loading flexibility makes the Mega Dry Liner a sure bet.”
Based in Belvedere, Kent within quick reach of the M25 and central London, SVL has provided transportation services for theatre productions, music concerts, conferences, festivals and corporate events for over 25 years.
Southern Van Lines also provide short and long-term storage for theatre props, staging and equipment and operate a modern fleet of trucks with 30ft to 45ft flat floor mega-cube trailers equipped with tail-lifts, tie-rails, load bars and ramps. All SVL vehicles meet the current European Emission Standard and comply with the London Low Emission Zone.