Victoria-based Leebo Transport Services has expanded its fleet with a new Kenworth T359 truck fitted to a customised live bottom rigid, supplied by Trout River Australia.
“We began looking around for options. We spoke to a firm in Sydney, but Trout River seemed to be the supplier that everyone in Victoria goes to, especially because they have a manufacturing site here,” said Tim Mellor, Leebo Transport Services Owner and Director. “The fact they have a lot to do with other sub-contractors in Victoria means they are well aware of what is needed and required on those jobs.”
The final product is a live bottom, 6.2-metre-long, rigid tub fitted to a brand new Kenworth T359 unit. It is also painted with Black PPG two-pack paint and fitted with insulation and bolt-on aluminium dress panels.
According to Mellor, Leebo Transport had specific requests from Trout River, including a customised live bottom rigid tub fitted with insulation down each side of the body. The insulation is designed to assist with temperature control when transporting asphalt.
In addition, the unit boasts side and rear work lights and a two-camera kit bolster the safety measures integrated into the unit, which is also equipped with a Camilleri front to back tarp with a Razor Power Tarp.
“It’s probably the nicest truck we’ve ever had – its something a bit different,” added Mellor, who said the Leebo team was excited to commence works given the efficiency and safety benefits that come with the new vehicle.
Source: Trailer Magazine