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Ciaron Reynolds, Hedges' distribution manager, stands in front of his company's Krone Cool Liner trailer.

Hedges Distribution opts for ‘robust’ Cool Liners from Krone

German trailer manufacturer Krone says Grimsby, England-based Hedges Distribution recently selected two Krone Cool Liner refrigerated trailers for handling its temperature-controlled logistics contracts.

Manufactured in Lubtheen, Germany, the Cool Liners’ body strength lies mainly in the Duoplex Steel outer skins and heavy-duty aluminium floor, Krone said. Plus, for extra rigidity, the chassis is constructed using double-T, longitudinal beams and a Z-profile rear traverse section with diagonal reinforcements.

“We had previously rented Krone trailers and noticed that the construction was of a higher quality than similar units on the market,” said Ciaron Reynolds, Hedges' distribution managing director. “And this has proved ideal for the hard-working retail and groupage work which we undertake throughout the UK. Also, our drivers provided a very positive feedback.”

Protection when docking at loading bays is provided by a combination of delta-shaped rubber buffers fitted across the rear frame, and steel roll-compression impact buffers mounted on either side, Krone claimed.

For added security, the rear doors feature a ‘container-type‘ design, while the loading security certificate complies with European standard, EN 12642 Code XL. Also, with low-maintenance and longevity in mind, Hedges specified drum brakes. The running gear comes with Krone’s 6-year unlimited warranty.

“We distribute a wide range of frozen and chilled goods throughout the UK,” Ciaron said. “And the well-insulated, ATP-rated Cool Liner with dual evaporators helps to guarantee set temperatures at all times.

“It’s a well-built trailer from which we expect low cost of ownership over the long term.”

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