23rd October 2018
MJ Close & Son top the ranks with SDC Trailers
MJ Close & Son, a Durham based family business with over forty years in the general haulage industry have chosen SDC for their latest semi-trailer investment. Company director, Bryan Close chose SDC after much thought and research into the type of trailer they needed to correspond with their haulage requirements. Specialising in the transportation of straw bales, crops and timber products in the North East, Cumbria and South West Scotland, M&J Close required a drawbar trailer that could be easily adapted for the transport of a wide range of goods on flat wagon and drag combinations.
The solution was SDC’s 3 axle drawbar trailer with BPW 9 Ton eco-plus axles, Haldex braking system, 28mm keruing floor and 12 bespoke posts and sockets. The 7.6m chassis has an overall length of 9.3m which is ideal for a MJ Close & Son’s specialist loads.
Bryan commented "We are delighted with the drawbar trailer received from SDC, the quality of finish is superb and we were able to customise the specification to maximise our haulage operations. It was very important to us that we could add additional storage and load security features, to ensure the best possible service for our customers. I am confident that we have achieved the best working solution for our operations and we aim to replace our entire fleet with SDC Trailers in the coming years.”
The custom-built trailer combines seamlessly with Bryan’s Scania cab unit which also features a bespoke design both inside and out. The haulier exhibited at the Barnard Castle Truck Show on 25th August and received awards for Best combination, Best rigid truck and 3rd place in Best interior.
SDC’s UK Sales Director David McDonald said "SDC is the market leader in terms of bespoke semi-trailer solutions. We have over forty years’ experience, working with a wide range of haulage companies and developing innovative solutions for transport. I am pleased that Bryan is happy with his new SDC drawbar trailer and look forward to working with MJ Close & Son in the future.”
With their new SDC drawbar trailer now in full operation, Bryan has placed an order for a second trailer to be delivered in February 2019.