Press release

New D-TEC scrap tipper

At the IAA in Hannover, D-TEC is presenting a new variant with a volume of 49 m³.

At the IAA in Hannover, D-TEC is presenting a new variant with a volume of 49 m³.

Low deadweight
D-TEC has years of experience in the production of lightweight tank trailers and container trailers. A low deadweight was also an important consideration in the product development of the tipper. Gerrit van Vlastuin, Managing Director: ‘Our many years of experience in building lightweight trailers through the use of high-strength steel, among other things, has enabled us to put a lightweight tipper chassis on the market. By using highly wear-resistant HARDOX® side walls with a thickness of only three millimetres, the tippers are available from 7,100 kg and a volume of 49 m³ and from 7,400 kg and a volume of 57 m³.’

Safety and user comfort
Minimising the risk of turning over was an important aspect in this product development. ‘That is why we developed the tipper with a low centre of gravity and a torsionally rigid chassis with a unique strut concept. The latter is for safety reasons.’ The shape of the body is conical (tapered) and the side walls consist of a single plate with no additional welds for easier and faster unloading of the cargo. One of the rear doors can optionally be equipped with a grain chute for more flexibility during unloading.

Upgraded tipper catwalk
In 2022 D-TEC developed a new catwalk. This new catwalk is made of anodised aluminium, which increases its wear and tear and corrosion resistance. The new version is fully bolted as standard for easy assembly, which is also ideal for servicing and maintenance work on the catwalk!
Needless to say, with this new catwalk we also looked at ease of use and safety for the driver. The top of the catwalk and the steps, for example, have a good tread for better grip.

For the European market
Usefulness throughout Europe was also taken into account in the design of D-TEC. ‘We looked at the various markets, especially in the chassis design and the development of the various body versions. The result is optimal weight distribution for the various markets.’