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Are STAS straightframe or stepframe tipping trailers?

Are STAS straightframe or stepframe tipping trailers?

We often get asked are the STAS tipping trailers sold by Newton Trailers stepframe or straightframe? Well we sell both. When we offer the aggregate wonder trailer - we construct it as a straightframe chassis with a trapezoid body.

When we make the bulk trailers we manufacture them on the steel Medias Chassis with a small stepframe. Confusingly the body is straight on this.  So the small step is lost by cunning engineering into the body. The win is a reduction in height - giving on the road stability as you run along the roads. Comments are that they follow beautifully - part assisted by the ultra wide 1400mm chassis.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

Are Luck Trailers the lightest tipping trailer in the UK?

Are Luck Trailers the lightest tipping trailer in the UK?

Yes.

Luck 75 cyd steel body tipping trailers can be constructed in full hardox steels down to 7.800 tonnes. This is typically 2 tonnes lighter than the traditional construction of Fruehauf, KBF or Draycott.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

Are Luck Trailers any good.

Are Luck Tipping Trailers any good?

Luck are one of STAS's 4 manufacturing companies in Europe. STAS would be named number 1 for alloy tipping trailers in the EU. A fourth generation family company who sleep, wake and eat with no other thought in their heads other than how to be number 1 in customer satisfaction and product quality. Luck gained an enviable reputation over 15 years in Germany as the number 1 for quality prior to STAS taking them over. They had the USP of producing the lightest scrap trailer in Germany and then in the UK and by some distance. They are laser cut and laser welded and that is just not possible to beat. By any metric they are fabulous and the payback on payload alone makes them the only choice for the quality buyer of steel body tipping trailers in the UK.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

Are Luck trailers owned by STAS?

Another in the series we often get asked?

Are Luck trailers owned by STAS? Luck trailers were founded by Christian Luck in Freudenberg Germany. They gained a reputation for making very strong and incredibly light all steel tipping trailers. In about 2017 STAS trailers of Belgium - a 100 year old plus company - in it's 4th generation of family ownership bought them. As they had gained a strong reputation in the UK with name Luck this has been kept as a selling name locally. In the rest of Europe they are called STAS. Now one of 3 STAS factories: Waregem, Belgium; Tournai, Belgium; Freudenberg Germany and Medias Romania.

Luck make approximately 10 trailers a week with full steel chassis and full steel bodies.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

Do Fruehauf have a 90 per cent market share?

Do Fruehauf have a 90 per cent market share?

We often get asked whether the claim that Do Fruehauf have a 90 per cent market share is true or not?.

Well published data by DVSA on annual trailer homologations in the UK makes exciting reading but probably even in their best years Fruehauf might have scraped to 40% market share. It may come down to how you define your market share. Are you the largest seller of tipping trailers in my village? Are you the biggest seller of tipping trailers with a chassis plate marked Fruehauf? Anyway the 90 per cent market share claim is one for trading standards to take up or perhaps God if he wanted to smite a few sinners?. But clearly it is a total whopper of a claim.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

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