Continuing our efforts to mark The Drake Group’s 60th Anniversary, we’re excited to be announcing a brand-new competition on our Instagram and Facebooks accounts. The aim of the competition is to find the oldest (and still registered!) Drake Trailer in Australia. We’ve always said that Drake Trailers are built to last a long time in this country’s harsh driving environments, and this will demonstrate exactly what we mean.
Competition time – finding the oldest registered Drake Trailer in Australia
To enter, take a photo of the oldest Drake Trailer you can find. It doesn’t necessarily need to be one you own or drive, but it does need to still be registered.
In the post, make sure you tell us where you took the photo and what year the trailer was manufactured. And, of course, follow the hashtag to see everyone else’s entries.
Up for grabs for the winner will be a fantastic prize from Drake Collectibles, so don’t miss your chance to get one of their intricately detailed scale models.
A timeline of our trailers (to jog your memory)
With 60 years of history behind The Drake Group, there’s a lot of trailers out on the road today still operating as well as they did they day they rolled off out of our Wacol manufacturing facility.
The Drake Group’s diverse range of innovatively designed trailers began with the revolutionary introduction of the Swing Wing in the 1960’s. Over the decades, the Drake Group has continuously remained ahead of the game by releasing pioneering designs to ensure new possibilities of capacity, accessibility and convenience.
The 1970’s saw the birth of Drake Mine Site trailers – a specialist transport solution too large for the road network. The 1980’s saw the launch of the first steerable platform and modular steerable transporters. Hydraulically widening low loaders became the industry norm with the introduction of both the Full Widener and Deck Widener trailer throughout this era.
The 1990’s were a time for pushing the limits on size with the largest ever 350t Mine Site the company had ever built as well as the re-launch of the newly designed Deck Widener. The 2000’s have seen a combination of both bigger and smaller solutions with the launch of the Swing Wide and Steering Widener as well as the first Australian made Forklift Trailer. Finally the 2010’s involved the debut of the Full Widener Rear Steer, Telescopic Steerable as well as the Low Boy Drop Deck Trailer.
In recent times using the combined engineering of both Drake Trailers and O’Phee Trailers; the Group has unveiled high tensile frame designs such as the Retract-X and Light Weight Skel. The next 60 years for The Drake Group promise even more innovation and excellence in customer service. Contact The Drake Group today to see the latest trailers we can design and manufacture for your business.
Disclaimer: This promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.