Big Dave's Tippers
Based in the Moreton Bay region of Queensland, Big Dave’s Tippers specialises in the transportation of asphalt for road and infrastructure projects across the state. Though the fleet is made up predominantly of tippers, a few years ago, owners Dave and Meledie Elliot decided to purchase their first Trout River Live Bottom trailer. Since joining the fleet, the trailer has proven its worth, leading them to purchase an additional two new Trout River Live Bottom Rigid units – with a coordinated approach between the local MaxiTRANS dealer, Trailer Sales Queensland and truck dealer, Brown and Hurley. Big Dave’s Tippers delivers asphalt to projects around Queensland, it transports material when roads are resurfaced and also transports aggregate from quarries to asphalt plants.
MaxiTRANS is increasing operator safety and productivity across asphalt transportation with its Trout River Live Bottom trailers, designed to unload safely and efficiently in environments with low structures and overhead obstacles.
The design of the Live Bottom trailer allows the contents to be quickly discharged using an interior conveyor belt system. This offers a safer and more versatile complementary option when having to unload in environments with low structures or overhead obstacles.
“We do a lot of work on suburban streets, underneath trees and powerlines and I think the Trout River Live Bottom trailer is definitely the future in the asphalt industry,” Dave says. Adding that it means we are able to unload easily on a range of different work sites.
According to Dave, the Trout River Live Bottom trailers also ensure none of the load remains left behind inside the trailer. “Previously operators had issues with accessing material from the back of the trailer and the Live Bottom belt greatly helps to remove all the material. It also brings cost savings long term because less aggregate or asphalt is left in the bottom or at the back of the trailer.”
“The belt on our first Live Bottom trailer is about four years old now and still going strong. I know another company in Queensland who has an eight-year-old Trout River and they haven’t had to replace a belt yet, that was another reason I wanted these two additional units,” he says.
Dealing with MaxiTRANS Dealer, Trailer Sales Queensland for the first time, Dave has been impressed by the high levels of service, which he says will keep him coming back. “The staff are all very nice people. I have nothing but high regard for them. They help with the whole lifecycle of the trailer and I am just going to keep coming back – it’s as simple as that.”