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SERCO’s Cape Town branch has manufactured several new lightweight truck bodies for Sasko Bakeries, offering the potential of improved fuel consumption for the company’s vehicles as well as increased carrying-capacity.

Further advantages are that the body is corrosive resistant, easy to repair and seamless and water tight for food products.

The first vehicles were built for Sasko in June 2011 and since then they have taken delivery of several 5m and 6.5m models with additional orders placed in January.

With the advent of the lightweight body, the interior of the 5m body has increased in size providing more space and allowing room for an extra 48 crates - and thus an additional 480 loaves of bread.

The major difference in design of the bodies is that a single glass fibre skin has been used in the construction as opposed to the standard panel construction which incorporates fibreglass skins with an inner layer of plywood.

This has meant a significant weight-saving which is advantageous for this application.

The structure has been reinforced with composite dunnage reinforcing to the sidewalls; roof and across the bulkhead.

The weight reduction in the new rigids gives us a R350 savings in motor licensing frees on the 5m units. Without a doubt it’s the smart way to go and it’s the path we at Sasko have chosen. Even with the extra loaves of bread the 5m unit is able to carry, it is still 340kg lighter than its predecessor which was slightly shorter,” says Arno Lourens, national technical manager for Sasko.

We want to move away from the ply bodies and get more of our fleet fitted with the new fibre glass rigids.”


 
 
 
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