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Among the latest trailers made by Smyth Trailers, County Carlow, Ireland, is a four axle monster headed for a big farm in the US.
Robinson Farms, New Mexico, already runs ten, tri-axle Smyth silage trailers. Now comes this new 70 cu.m goliath. It measures 9.7 m long, has a 2.75 m wide body, overall width of 3 m, weighs 11 tonnes and has capacity of 36t.
Specifications include Distag forced steering on the front and rear axles, all shod with 600/55-26.5 heavy duty BKT tyres.
The unit has an air/hydraulic braking system, hydraulic actuated parking jack and front down panel, and a Lincoln automated greasing system.
The trailer needs an oil supply of 70 L to extend the single, multi-stage ram to it full height.
The price tag? $115,000 (€65,000).