In every weight class, the new three-way tippers in the TRIGENIUS® product family are now more robust, lighter, and exhibit greater durability. Functionality, operation, and handling are practically identical, from the light TRIGENIUS® D202 tipper body for 3.5 tons to the large TRIGENIUS® D428 for 4-axle vehicles with an overall weight of 41 tons. Their modular design and the increased use of bolted connections facilitate numerous individual adaptations to meet the most varied customer requirements, meaning numerous options can also be retrofitted at a later stage.
MEILLER’s latest generation of skip handlers will in future be called TECTRIS® and the new hooklifts TECTRUM®. TECTRIS® is strongly reminiscent of Tetris, the computer puzzle that sees blocks being stacked on top of each, preferably without gaps. Based on this, TECTRIS® symbolises individual and flexible positioning of skips with an accuracy that is evident in even the smallest gaps.
TECTRUM®, on the other hand, simply exudes strength and size - associations that bring to mind high load volumes, large container dimensions, and handling of the most varied container types.
The completely revamped TECTRIS® AK14 skip handlers for a nominal load of 14 ton has a modular design, thus enabling weld-free screw mounting. In conjunction with different screw-fitted attachment modules, a standardised basic loading platform now facilitates optimum use of available truck installation space. Screw connections on the tipping superstructure facilitate fitting of already painted components, flexible adjustment to meet customer requirements, simple retrofitting of components, and quicker, more cost-effective changing of spare parts.
In addition, the rear lights on TECTRIS® skip handlers have been redesigned and are better protected. MEILLER now fits energy-saving and durable LED rear lights as a standard feature. The engineers have also optimised the fastening plate for improved transmission and distribution of force and modified the so-called M-clip for a greater slewing range. The integrated weighing system for MEILLER skip handlers is a completely new feature. The container weight can be measured with this option and indicated immediately on the colour display of the reliable i.s.a.r.-control 3 remote system.
MEILLER now employs a cathodic dip primer coating process for load-bearing steel components to ensure a consistently high surface quality and even longer service life of the TECTRIS®. Cathodic electrophoretic deposition provides excellent protection against corrosion. The hardness of this new primer makes the unit less sensitive to scratching and damage caused by stone chippings. The new technology, which is also employed for TRIGENIUS® three-way tippers and TECTRUM® hooklifts, sees MEILLER extending the guarantee for all load-bearing parts such as base frames, booms, arms, loading platforms and stabilising jacks to five years.
The new underrun protection for MEILLER tipping semi-trailers, like its predecessor, complies with statutory requirements pursuant to ECE R58.03. The underrun protection now consists of high-tensile steels and, with a weight of only 59 kg, is around 20 kg lighter than its predecessor and, when folded upwards, is about 800 mm above the road surface. Few manufacturers can offer such a high paving dimension for its underrun protection. This extensive clearance means that MEILLER tipping semi-trailers can dock with greater ease on asphalt or road finishers without damaging their rubber lips.
The laser-welded underrun protection is a screw-fitted design and suitable for all tailgate variants, tyre sizes, and travel heights. The rear lights remain completely visible, even when folded up, and they are in no way concealed. The new profile design of the underrun protection also reduces dirt accumulations on the main pipe. Selective manual or pneumatic operation is possible at the press of a button. The pneumatic cylinder is in a protected location in the chassis, and the hard chromium-plated cylinder rod also disappears into the tipper frame when actuated, where it is safe, secure, and cannot be damaged.