- New Multi-Purpose design is a hybrid development of SRT stone/rubble and Suffolk grain/silage trailers
- Designed for high-demand farmer and contractor use and for universal applications
- Maximum payload of 18 tonnes
- Cubic capacity identical to SF14HS Suffolk trailer
- Heavy-duty design includes Hardox body and high-spec axles and suspension
Richard Western has announced a further product launch at LAMMA 2024, with the release of a new trailer design in answer to demands from farmers and contractors requiring a universal trailer built to handle high workloads and demanding conditions yet retaining a high payload.
The new MP18 Multi-Purpose Trailer shares many design principles with Richard Western’s SRT20 Stone and Rubble Trailer, a 20t-capacity model which has been offered by the company for a number of years to match the needs of those requiring a trailer for construction, track creation and similar tasks. The 18t-capacity MP18, which has the same 29.58m³/17.71m³ silage/grain capacities as Richard Western’s SF14HS Suffolk standard trailer, incorporates a number of additional heavy-duty features as standard, to meet the needs of particularly demanding agricultural applications, and create a trailer suited to all types of work.
“Customers have been asking us for many of the heavy-duty features of our SRT Stone and Rubble trailer in a more universal model, so that’s exactly what we have designed here,” says Amy Taylor, sales and marketing manager of Richard Western.
The MP18 body is constructed from Hardox steel to reduce weight and increase strength, and enhance wear resistance over and above the premium high-grade steel used in other Richard Western trailers. Heavy-duty features include a sprung drawbar with hitch ring secured by an eight-bolt flange, 10-stud commercial axles and 100mm-wide twin-leaf spring parabolic suspension. Further specification extends to heavy-duty galvanised mudguards and mudflaps, plus a comprehensive lighting package, including LED road lights, side markers that also serve as downlighters, and a flashing LED beacon. Standard tyres are BKT Ridemax 560/60 R22.5 165D units, and brakes can be specified as either air or hydraulic, with load-sensing.
Optional equipment includes silage sides, a headboard-mounted front-to-rear sheet, grain chute, small perspex window, ABS and auto slack adjusters, Alternative 600/55 R26.5 BKT Ridemax 177D tyres, with their higher load rating, are highly recommended for maximum payloads.