Severe-service fleets: it's all about versatility

Independent Trailer Manufacturing said that severe-service fleets — especially those in construction, road paving and building, demolition, and waste removal — are demanding more versatile equipment.

“Versatility is what really sells today,” said Tom Norcross, regional sales manager of the Kansas City MO-based company.

To meet that need, Independent worked with Fayette AL-based construction body and trailer maker Ox Bodies to develop a new line of multipurpose trailers for the severe-service market.

Its new 26-foot all-steel trailer can carry between 27 and 30 cubic yards of material weighing up to 80,000 pounds, depending on various state bridge laws, said Norcross. The key, however, is the trailer's specially designed rear door hinge, which allows it to lay asphalt as well as carry boulders.

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