Welcome back to our first Customer in Focus for 2018. Every month we focus in on one of our favourite customers and their trailer builds from the last month while highlighting the impressive design and craftsmanship demonstrated by the Drake Trailers team.
Our Customer in Focus for January 2018 is the MJ Smith Ground Preparation. In December 2017, they picked up a trick looking outfit consisting of a 4X4 Deck Widener and 2X4 Dolly featuring a striking blue livery, coated in two-pack paint. This low deck heavy haulage trailer will certainly stack up to the demands required when transporting their fleet of excavators, dozers, rollers and compactors.
MJ Smith Ground Preparation are well known for their work across the Northern Rivers of NSW and areas throughout Queensland. The ground preparation company came from humble beginnings – just a man and his bulldozer – and has now grown to possess 42 pieces of plant while employing 38 staff and growing. One look at their client testimonials and you can see why they’re continuing to expand; their efficiency, professionalism, quality, pragmatism and sensitivity to the environment were just a few of the reasons why so many of their clients wouldn’t hesitate to award further contracts.
With their large team working on everything from forestry projects to major arterial roads, MJ Smith Ground Preparation needed a transport solution that would enable them to manoeuvre through tight spots and around town. Their new Deck Widener easily fit the brief, featuring a fixed wheel track which guarantees optimal and efficient movement for high duty cycle fleets.
The standard features of the ever-popular Deck Widener include:
- A level deck constructed from high tensile steel
- Hydraulic controlled widening and ramps (optional hydraulic suspension)
- Power pack options
- Spare tyre carriers
- Multiple in-deck tie downs
To complete their new float, MJ Smith Ground Preparation added a 2X4 Dolly Trailer to the mix. The 2X4 model features high tensile quench and tempered steel, Holland FW-70 90mm turntable, BPW axles on heavy-duty rubber bushed spring and rocker suspension, lashing points and mudguards.
Prioritising innovation, safety and compliance
MJ Smith Ground Preparation believe that “complacency ruins perfection” and we can’t help but agree. Having built their business on dedication to safety and innovation, it’s only natural they’d need to engage a trailer manufacturer who shares the same core values.
Drake Trailers has refined their manufacturing process over many years with a strong focus on quality. Risk assessments are carried out on all our processes and transportation trailers, especially on custom-builds, to ensure we design a trailer that blends the needs of the client with compliance and legal requirements. The result is a trailer that exceeds expectations.
We hope the team at MJ Smith Ground Preparation enjoy their new combo. Your repeat business is greatly appreciated by all at The Drake Group. If you’re ready to upgrade your transportation trailer in 2018, contact The Drake Group today to discuss your requirements.