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Cartwright unveils Cheetah Fastback

Cartwright has unveiled the latest in its Cheetah trailer family – the Cheetah Fastback which it says can cut fuel consumption by up to ten per cent.

The company said recent independent road and MIRA fuel trials have confirmed fuel savings of between nine and ten per cent for the Cheetah Fastback over a standard box trailer when combined with a tractor unit with an air management kit.

The Fastback has a straight line conventional roof at the front of the trailer, with the rear 50 per cent of the trailer roof tapered. The trailer is available as van, curtainsider or fridge design.

When presented on a loading bay the high lift air suspension of the trailer is automatically lifted to suit the loading bay height by a simple push / pull valve in the rear frame.

Cartwright has developed links with Manchester Metropolitan University, investing in a knowledge transfer partnership scheme (KTP) to develop its range of Cheetah trailer products, using computational fluid dynamics.