Safety Curve, the ess-band in the rail extending from the roof storage, is a key operator safety feature of the MaxiLoda system
Cargo loaded on to a trolley by a forklift is ready to be slid to the front of the cargo area.
Good old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity is driving a revolutionary way for truck operators to get maximum load efficiency and greater returns from their truck bodies and trailers.
But there’s nothing of the number eight wire about the mobile double-stacking system that Hamilton-based MaxiLoda has developed.
It uses state-of-the-art engineering, cutting edge materials and sophisticated design to create a loading and freighting system that makes full use of virtually the entire cargo space, can be loaded from the ground, and can be operated by the driver working alone.
“It’s a 100 percent Kiwi idea,” says MaxiLoda Ltd co-director, Dave Clapson. “Everything is made in New Zealand with a couple of imported components.
“A lot of the turning is done here at our company, Gloster Engineering, and the extrusions are done here in Hamilton, and machining is done in Auckland and Hamilton.
“In the past four years we’ve put more than 60 systems into the marketplace.”
And Dave and his co-director, Hans Kruiswijk, are eyeing export markets.
They’ve already made forays into Australia – “we’ve got 10 units in there” – and have dipped a toe into the water in the lucrative North American market. “We’ve got a licensee over there and he’s generating information about the MaxiLoda system.”
Dave describes MaxiLoda as a double-stacking system for trucks and trailers that “allows operators to double the load, fitting two loads into one trip, and without damaging the stock.
“The MaxiLoda system gives the equivalent of an extra truck.” It can be fitted to new-build truck bodies or trailers or retrofitted to existing units.
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