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S.CS Freepost introduces new curtainsider semi-trailer

Dec. 2, 2022
The UK-based production plant is releasing a new semi-trailer for UK and Irish markets, including diagnostic software

Schmitz Cargobull added a new product to its general cargo portfolio. The new S.CS Freepost curtainsider semi-trailer has been specially developed to meet the requirements of the UK and Irish markets without the need for sliding posts and is manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull UK production plant in Manchester.

"We successfully launched production at our Manchester plant in June 2021 with the production of the market specific S.BO Pace and S.CS Fixed Roof curtainsider semi-trailers,” said Paul Avery, managing director—Operations at Schmitz Cargobull UK. “We are now pleased to be able to offer our customers the S.CS Freepost curtainsider semi-trailer, without the need of sliding posts, from our proven modular system.”

In addition to high body stability, the design of the S.CS Freepost is focused on handling, the safety of the goods and the safety of the driver and loaders. It is available in different heights from 4,200 mm to 4,800 mm (165.35-188.98”).

"Before the start of series production, we subjected the S.CS Freepost to a series of rigorous tests,” Matthias Muffert, head of product management general cargo at Schmitz Cargobull. “The vehicle, which is equipped with a fixed aluminium roof, galvanized steel cant rails and a reinforced chassis structure, also meets the strict TÜV test requirements with its low tare weight and is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL. Our customers can rely on a high-quality curtainsider with maximum safety for general freight transport."

The S.CS Freepost offers the driver free lateral loading and unloading with a side aperture height of up to 3,200 mm (125.98”). To facilitate unloading, the curtain can be tensioned from both the front and the rear. Additional driver safety is provided by the Schmitz Cargobull Susi-Rail, with which the electrical and pneumatic connections can be moved to the edge of the trailer and hence trailer coupling can be made without climbing between the tractor and trailer.

Flexible load securing points, with continuous lashing holes in the side rave and an optional 16 pairs of 4t lashing rings are available for optimum load securing. Load shift can be prevented by optional load securing straps, which are tensioned from the rave to the roof track. Additional security against unauthorized access is provided by a 1.8 m- (1.8’-) high anti-slash mesh integrated inside the curtains.

Like all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, the S.CS Freepost is also equipped with the proven repair-friendly Modulos chassis with a 10-year guarantee against rust-through. The chassis is complemented by the Rotos axles and suspension, which are guaranteed for 1,000,000 km (621,371 miles) or six years, depending on which comes first.

The trailer is also fitted with the TrailerConnect telematics system from Schmitz Cargobull, which is fitted as standard ex-works.

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