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06 July 2010

Spey Bay Salvage Ltd based in Morayshire has taken delivery of its seventh bespoke Andover trailer, specially designed to carry a 45-tonne screener.

The screener requires an extremely sturdy trailer with an extendable bed, meaning Spey Bay Salvage needed a bespoke trailer manufacturer – and the decision to go back to Andover Trailers was an easy one.

Owner Richard Murray says: “We’ve purchased our heavy haulage trailers from Andover for many years. For this latest application we needed exceptional strength and durability, and we knew Andover Trailers could be trusted to provide that.

“I have a lot of respect for the staff at Andover Trailers. They are extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to a customer’s needs. I gave them the specification of the screener we would be carrying, and they did the rest.  They have great insight and always seem to create a trailer which perfectly complements the load it will carry.”

The four-axle, extending step-frame machinery trailer with beavertail features a nine-foot-wide uprated frame, which extends in length from 13.8 to 16.8 metres. The sheer size of the screener combined with its short-track base means its weight sits directly across the extended part of the trailer, demonstrating the enormous strength afforded by the Andover design.  It will be used to carry the 46-tonne machine to the quarries and forests in which it operates, grading materials of different sizes.

The screener can be a difficult machine to transport due to its overall length and weight, which require an unusually long trailer of exceptional strength. Trailers of the sort purchased by Spey Bay Salvage are a fairly common, if distinctive, sight in Ireland, where a large number of screeners are manufactured.

The trailer is fitted with BPW axles, two fixed and two self-steering, together with BPW air-suspension with raise / lower control. Its two-line EEC braking system comes with Knorr-Bremse EBS for exceptional control.

Finished with vibrant red paint, it has 12-inch swing-out and slide-out side extensions and heavy duty, hydraulic steady legs. It also features metre-wide heavy duty hydraulic power toe ramps with hydraulic sideways, and will operate in conjunction with either a DAF 6x4 or DAF 6x2 tag axle tractor unit.

Spey Bay Salvage Ltd operates 14 vehicles in its local area of Morayshire, near Inverness. The family-owned business has been operating in the civil engineering, plant and crane hire, quarrying and haulage trades for 36 years, and has been an Andover Trailers customer for more than 16 years.

For information on the heavy haulage and specialist transport solutions provided by Andover Trailers, contact Ivan Collins at Andover Trailers Ltd, Unit 75, Columbus Way, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NP.  Tel:  01264 358 944 or e-mail:   Website:

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