The TBD Wheel Change Trailer comes equipped with a hot dip galvanised chassis and base panels to resist corrosion and scuffing and abrasion from wheels / tools.
The inside of the container is split into two main areas-rear for 2x aircraft wheels (accommodating largest wide body aircraft wheels) and the front for support equipment (TBD Wheel Change Dolly, jack and brake cradle / jib).
The front section incorporates a storage box for smaller tools used during wheel / brake changes. (NB if Hose Reel cover option is included this box is relocated inside the trailer). The floor is designed so that all items are stored in designated positions and are prevented from moving during transit.
The container is accessed from two separate doors that fold down to act as ramps. The rear door gives access to the wheel storage section of the container and the side door to the tool storage area. Both doors are spring balanced to minimise operator effort in raising / lowering.
The drawbar braking system is deactivated when attached to a vehicle, and automatically activated when raised or left lowered preventing runaway. When raised the draw bar can be locked up to prevent unauthorised use. Both doors are also lockable.
The unit height is set to enable safe travel through terminal tunnels.