Retractable Skel

The Retractable Skel (Retractable Skeletal Trailer) offers operators outstanding versatility, manoeuvrability and ease of unloading, and is designed to provide a range of carrying options.

With 3 positions of operation, the Retractable Skel offers the convenience of added flexibility to your fleet with carrying various sizes of containers with the one trailer.

Fully Extended: To carry either 2x20ft containers or 1x40ft container (up to 26 tonnes payload with 20 tonnes gross on the tri-axle). At the rear, the container is supported by convenient fold-up pedestals and can be unloaded by reversing into a loading dock.

Semi-Extended: To carry up to 23 tonne, 20ft container at 20 tonne gross on the tri-axle, with the container mid-way on the trailer.

Retracted: Used to unload a 20ft container at a loading dock. When extended the large overlap between the front and rear sections ensures adequate strength.

All Freighter retractable skeletal trailers are backed by MaxiTRANS’ national trailer, parts and service dealer network.

Key Specifications (nominal)

  • Low friction sliding pads
  • Rocker foot landing legs
  • Swinging tyre carrier
  • Rear splash guards
  • Auto slack adjusters
  • Configuration: Available in Single and B-Double combinations
  • Performance-based Standard (PBS) configurations available
  • 2 year manufacturer’s warranty

To find out how we can help you with the right solution for your business, contact your nearest MaxiTRANS dealer.