How you save by investing in a Midland Trailer
Why Midland is a Better Investment
Ask yourself which of the following cost savings can you really afford to accept to get a “cheaper trailer”
The cost savings in the middle column are well visible with the “low-end manufacturers” who’s appeal is limited to a cheaper price.
However, these do come with risks that MIDLAND will not compromise on. Risks to your reliability, serviceability and resale value – see below.
|No||MIDLAND STANDARDS||Can you really afford these cost savings?||Risks to Strength & Performance|
|1||5mm Checker-plate or Hi grade BISALLOY HI- STRENGTH STEEL||Cheaper to use 3mm and lower grade steel.||Lower thickness will buckle deck under hi loads.|
|2||Checker-plate top deck seam welded full length||Spot weld saves time||Lower bonding strength|
|3||32mm SHS box section underbody support full length of deck||No support directly under deck saves time and cost||Lower thickness will buckle deck under hi loads.|
|4||Fully Integrated chassis||Weld on cross members and step downs to save time and cost||Chassis flex and damage over rough roads and potholes is a possibility that should be avoided|
|5||Chassis Flanges 1400 Pressed to follow chassis rails||Cheaper to use smaller flanges and cut the flange to follow the rails.||Reduce strength at point of highest load bearing|
|6||Chassis “I” Beam height 450mm & 8mm thick.||Cheaper to use 250mm – 310mm||Chassis flex and load capacity is reduced|
|7||Sandblasted prior to coating||Do not sandblast||Smooth coverage on all surfaces not possible to make paint stick and prevent rust|
|8||Poly ZINC Undercoat||No undercoat saves time & cost, need for re-spray with in years||Paint will not be as resistant to stone chips and wear and tear.|
|9||Electric Charge Power-coating applications guarantees full coverage to prevent rust and keep trailer looking great.
Trailer than baked in an oven to harden the finished surface. Points 7-9 cover 4 processes
|Hand spray instead of powder-coating||Coverage not possible in hard to get at areas – this means rust will occur.|