Brissie Bytes – Maxi-CUBE – A chilling evolution

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 2, 2017

The most significant release on the MaxiTRANS stand was the next evolution of the Maxi-CUBE ‘Classic‘ refrigerated trailer. General manager product and markets, Manfield said that the release of the new Classic marks the most significant update to the model in over a decade, improving the whole of life operating cost.

Available in ratings from zero to -30 degrees Celsius, some of the major new features include:

  • Leading K value – improved thermal efficiency is achieved via the inclusion of increased insulation, improved thermal breaks, a fully-moulded door seal and fibreglass dress cappings on interior corners. The result is a 5.5% improvement over the previous models.

  • Larger internal dimensions – a redesigned floor module ensures greater internal height without impacting Maxi-CUBE‘s renowned strength and durability.

  • Lower tare – achieved via a redesigned skid plate and front wall, while double loader bars are 50% lighter.

  • Improved double loader system – along with being lighter, double loader bars can now carry 670kg and have a lower profile height of just 65mm.

  • Docking impact protection – reinforced floor and rear frame combined with larger rear corner castings assist in withstanding impact during docking.

Manfield said that there are a significant number of further new features focused on efficiency, safety and aesthetic improvements, which make this the most progressive Maxi-CUBE ever to grace Australian roads. “We have also released a new optional reversing sensor at Brisbane Truck Show, which reduces risk of harmful impact into docks or other objects. This new feature will be available across the range of MaxiTRANS products,” he said.

The new Maxi-CUBE Classis is expected to be available for orders soon, with delivery of the first units expected from October.