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AIR-TOW TRAILERS MAKES LOADING AND UNLOADING SAFE AND SIMPLE
Loading and unloading work equipment can be a major headache, especially when the load is heavy. When trailers tip downward forcing a load to travel uphill, you can bet on a difficult and dangerous loading. But thankfully, Air-tow Trailers revolutionized the loading process, and the company’s CEO, Arnie Behr, is here to tell us about it.
MWS: HOW DID AIR-TOW TRAILERS GET ITS START?
BEHR: In 1995, we witnessed a terrible accident that involved a scissor lift being loaded onto a trailer using ramps. The ramps slipped out of position and the scissor lift tumbled, causing a severe injury. This is a scenario that is all too common in our industry. We felt there must be a better way of loading a trailer. This led to the idea of making a drop-down trailer that could be loaded at ground-level and remain level at all times. This design was patented in 1996, and we have manufactured the drop-down trailer ever since.
MWS: WHAT SETS AIR-TOW TRAILERS APART FROM TRADITIONAL TRAILERS?
BEHR: The Air-tow trailer was, and still remains, a revolutionary trailer because the trailer deck lowers flat to the ground and remains completely level throughout the whole process. It is then raised hydraulically in less than 30 seconds. The Air-tow is also available with an air suspension system that isn’t available on any other trailer. Air suspension is self-adjusting to ensure the load is level at all times, and it provides a much smoother ride than traditional suspension systems.
MWS: WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING AN AIR-TOW TRAILER VS A TRADITIONAL TRAILER?
BEHR: The traditional trailer may use ramps or… Click Here to read more