SDC Trailers

Extendable Skeletal

SDC’s sliding design skeletal is well known for its rugged construction and maximum reliability. The recent redesign of SDC's extending skeletal has enhanced the aesthetics and ease of operations. There are 2 different neck depths for the customer to choose from, this flexibility guarantees compatibility with operational needs.

An under mount refrigerator can be specified as a bolt on option at point or order, or as an aftermarket solution.

Benefits of SDC's extending skeletal trailer

  • Lightweight for improved payload / reduce fuel consumption
  • Low maintenance and repair costs
  • High residual value

Key Features

Container Options

Maximum flexibility and usability

SDC’s skeletal trailer can be configured for specific container combinations, minimizing the unladen weight. Can be configured for: 20h, 30', 40', 45', 13.6m intermodal swap body or 2x20' containers.

Extendable Skeletal Wear Pads

Highly robust design

Minimal moving parts ensure maximum reliability and low maintenance costs. Where the trailer must move for its functionality, high grade steel is used on all components and the chassis is fitted with a stainless steel wear strip.

Tipping Skeletal Locking Pin

Air operated locking pins with failsafe

With SDC's safety first approach, the trailer park brake must be applied to operate locking pins, to ensure operator safety.

Extending Skeletal Ease Of Operation

Ease of operation

SDC's skeletal now has only two running positions. These positions are clearly identified and colour coded for ease of operator use.

Extendable Skeletal Crashbar

Galvanized pull out coupling / crash bar

To enable the trailer to legally carry a 45ft container, it is fitted with a galvanized pull out crashbar. For ease of operator use, a pull out galvanized coupling is also supplied.

Skeletal Premium Components

Premium components

SDC's premium components including BPW, SAF, JOST, Haldex, Knorr Bremse, Wabco, Trucklite, Aspoeck, Contential, Goodyear, Michelin and Bridgestone to name but a few.

Tailored to your requirements

Our engineers will work with you to develop a trailer specification that maximizes your transport operation. Speak to your local SDC Trailers representative to find out more about our extensive selection of body, chassis, door, floor, roof, load restraint and storage options available.


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