Lanarkshire-based Reigart Contracts has taken delivery of a brand new 32-tonne plant body and tri-axle centre-balance drawbar trailer, custom built by the team at Andover Trailers to meet its exacting requirements. The delivery marks the latest Andover combination to see service with the Scottish demolition experts.

Reigart Contracts placed the order with Andover for a plant body with hydraulic beavertail, mounted to its latest Scania 8×2 rigid truck. As with the majority of Andover Trailers’ plant bodies, the deck height is a significant five inches lower than a regular plant body – this allows for lower ramp and beavertail approach angles, making loading and unloading machinery easier. The body has also been constructed with 2.5m long ramps, which enable through-loading directly from the drawbar trailer and without the need to decouple – making operations as efficient as possible.

The body’s comprehensive specification also includes a working at height system to ensure maximum safety for the driver when loading and unloading assets. There are also twistlocks positioned in the bodywork, giving Reigart Contracts the ability to carry ISO containers from one job site to another.

The rigid truck operates in tandem with a 6.1m drawbar trailer which also features twistlocks. The trailer has been built with SAF axles air-suspension, together with 2.7m long fold-forward ramps for maximum ease of loading.

Both sets of ramps have been engineered by Andover to fold-forward once loading or unloading is complete, helping to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and fuel consumption on the move.

Both the bodywork and drawbar trailer are finished in the company’s distinctive blue and yellow livery.

Reigart Contacts is a long-time customer of Andover Trailers, operating step frames, plant bodies and drawbar trailers built by the Hampshire-based firm.


For information on the heavy haulage and specialist transport solutions provided by Andover Trailers, contact Andover Trailers Ltd, Unit 75, Columbus Way, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NP. Tel:  01264 358 944 or e-mail:   Website:

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