GAP Hire Solutions has taken delivery of four new 50/90 pipe coil trailers from Steve Vick International (SVI). They will join GAP’s hire fleets in Preston, Norwich, Doncaster and Kilmarnock. The trailers are used in pipe laying activities throughout utilities industry including insertion, slip lining, open trench pipe laying and in directional drilling procedures.
The smallest trailer in the SVI range, the 50/90 handles pipe with diameters from 40mm to 125mm. For example, it transports, stores and dispenses a 100 metre coil of 90mm PE and a 50 metre coil of 125mm.
The unique central drum design of SVI trailers ensures that pipe is dispensed or recoiled safely, smoothly and quickly. Pipe can easily be re-wound to save unused PE, such as the section between the trench and the trailer. A robust jockey wheel and support legs ensure stability on site.
When loading a coil onto the trailer or beginning to dispense the PE, there is no need for the operative to step or climb onto the frame or put hands within the rotating drum at any stage. For safety, the leading end of the PE is strapped to the frame to prevent it ‘springing’ away.
Being lightweight and having a single axle, the 50/90 trailer is easy to manoeuvre and may be towed by a standard long wheelbase vehicle.
Since the introduction of coiled PE pipe at the beginning of the 1980s, SVI has been at the forefront of developing equipment for its safe, easy handling.
Sales and Marketing Director, Katie Higgins, says, “Around 3,000 of our pipe coil trailers have now been sold throughout the world which goes to show that customers believe in their effectiveness and efficiency in assisting pipe laying activities.”
Other PE coil trailers in the SVI range accommodate pipe dimensions up to180mm diameter and coil lengths up to 500 meters. All SVI trailers meet GIS/E49 specification and are delivered with full LED road lighting.