Paint Finish – Since November 2011 we have shot-blasted, this is acknowledged in the paint industry as the best possible method for preparing steel for painting. The shot-blasting creates a profile for the paint to adhere to, improving adhesion and in turn the protection offered to the steel. Our five man team of trained sprayers then use the latest spraying equipment to finish our products with a dual layer paint finish. Every machine is finished with 80 microns of high-build primer and 50 microns of gloss polyurethane; this combination provides excellent protection and a high-quality finish.
Delivery – Marshall Trailers uses a computerized build system to plan production to ensure that machines are delivered on time. The final stage of delivery is undertake by our two artic lorries, a 7.5ton rigid lorry and a number of other haulage partners.
Spare Parts – Marshall Trailers has a full selection of spare parts for all our ranges, most of which can be dispatched immediately. In some cases we have spares for machines dating back forty years, which gives of mind when you buy a Marshall that you will be properly supported well into the future.
Features at a Glance
- A 45° tip angle (ensures safe and efficient discharge of any load)
- 50mm robust rear hinge point c/w grease points reduces wear
- Full hydraulic door with full 5’ clearance
- Fully integrated rear lights positioned to avoid damage from the discharging load
- 8mm rock floor and 5mm sides limit the potential damage to the body
- Twin two stage ram allows for a more stable tip
- Oscillating split tandem axle significantly increases stability over a spring type suspension
- Genuine Marshall Spares – a full collection of spares are available for all models in the range
The Marshall QMD/8 is a heavy-duty dumper that is designed to handle the toughest jobs in quarries, construction sites or even farms.
It has a 8mm floor and 5mm sides, which provide an extremely robust body that can cope with carrying rocks and other heavy loads that could potential damage a lighter trailer. The body of the trailer also has a generous number of bearers and spacers that further enhances the strength of the body. The QMD/8 comes with a tapered rear-end as standard, providing the dual benefits of easy loading and rapid discharging of a load. To further enhance the trailer’s strength the tipping points use a 24mm high tensile bolt to maximise service life.
The chassis on this model uses our tried and tested design perfected over 60 years of trailer manufacturing, providing excellent strength and stability. The QMD/8 also has a high tipping angle of 45 degrees guaranteeing loads are safely and efficiently discharged. Due to the tandem axle design of this model it can be fitted with springs or oscillating split tandem suspension at no cost. On top of this all our dumpers are fitted with lights and hydraulic brakes as standard ensuring that they meet all health and safety regulations.
The standard quality Marshall build and the tandem axle design means the QMD/8 can tackle many of the jobs that larger trailer would typically handle; substantially increasing its usefulness to customers.
Specification & Prices
HD/6 HD/8 HD/12 HD/14 HD/16 Price £6,350 £9,300 £11,850 £12,600 £15,250 Body Size 11' 6" x 6' 6" x 1' 9" 14' x 7' 9" x 1' 9" 16' x 7' 9" x 2' 16' x 7' 9" x 2' 6" 16' x 7' 9" x 3' Body Shape Scow-end Scow-end Flat-back Flat-back Flat-back Standard Tyre Size 12.5 x 15 - 14 ply 12.5 x 15 - 14 ply 385 - 65 x 22.5 385 - 65 x 22.5 385 - 65 x 22.5 Axle 70mm 6 stud 70mm 6 stud Tandem 80mm 8 stud Tandem 80mm 8 stud Tandem 120mm 10 stud Tandem Brake 300 x 60 300 x 60 350 x 90 350 x 90 420 x 180 S Cam Carrying Capacity 6 tons 8 tons 12 tons 14 tons 16 tons Floor Thickness (Rock) 6mm 6mm 8mm 8mm 8mm Side Thickness 5mm 5mm 6mm 6mm 6mm Lights & Hyd Brakes Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Volume Basic 131 cu.ft / 3.7 cu. mtrs 190 cu.ft / 5.4 cu.mtrs 247 cu.ft / 7 cu.mtrs 307 cu.ft / 8.7 cu.mtrs 370 cu.ft / 10.5 cu.mtrs Basic Trailer Weight 1660 kg 2990 kg 3960 kg 4240 kg 4680 kg Loading Height 60" 62" 71" 77" 83" Tip Angle Degree 55 60 60 60 60 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT 15-55 x 17 £340 / (DF-0.5) £680 / (DF-1) N/A N/A N/A 355 x 60 x 18 Radial £670 / (DF-0.5) £1340 / (DF-1) N/A N/A N/A 355-50 x 22.5 (Lowers bed height by 75mm) N/A N/A £640 £640 £640 550-45 x 22.5 c/w Mudguards N/A N/A £2,005 £2,005 N/A 560-45 x 22.5 c/w Mudguards N/A N/A £2,645 £2,645 £2,645 Mudguards / Wings - Bolt On N/A N/A £365 £365 £365 Spring Drawbar (Adjustable) N/A £782 Standard Standard Standard Hydraulic Tail Door £983 / (DF-3) £983 / (DF-3) Standard - Removable Standard - Removable Standard - Removable Hyd Door Safety Valve £160 / (DF - 1.5) £160 / (DF-1.5) £160 / (DF-1.5) £160 / (DF-1.5) £160 / (DF-1.5) Trailer Cover (640g PVC) £170 / (DF-1) £180 / (DF-1) £240 (DF-1) £240 (DF-1) £240 (DF-1) LED Beacon £135 / (DF-0.25) £135 / (DF-0.25) £135 / (DF-0.25) £135 / (DF-0.25) £135 / (DF-0.25) LED Tail Lights £150 / (DF-0.5) £150 / (DF-0.5) £180 / (DF-0.5) £180 / (DF-0.5) £180 / (DF-0.5) 10 Stud Commercial Axle 406 x 120 N/A N/A £1,214 £1,214 N/A 10 Stud Commercial Axle c/w ABS & Air Brakes N/A N/A £4,620 £4,620 £3108 / (DF-6) Air/Oil Brakes c/w Load Sensing N/A £1,350 (DF-4) £1,350 (DF-4) £1,350 (DF-4) £1,350 (DF-4) Rear Tow Hitch c/w Lights & Brakes N/A £425 £325 / (DF-2) £325 / (DF-2) £325 / (DF-2) Rear Ramps (Aluminium) N/A N/A £1200 / (DF-0.25) £1200 / (DF-0.25) £1200 / (DF-0.25)
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What are the current regulations on agricultural trailer brakes?Read more
What are the current regulations on agricultural trailer brakes?
The law currently states that trailers travelling below 25mph have to have a braking efficiency of at least 25% (UK Road Vehicle Construction & Use Regulations). Above this speed it is unclear exactly what requirements an agricultural trailer has to meet, whether it is commercial braking requirements or still simply a 25% braking efficiency.
There is currently EU legislation under discussion which would implement a 50% braking efficiency for agricultural trailers, but this has been already been debated for a number of years without it becoming law. It seems unlikely that it will be implemented within the next few years, if ever, since this would impose higher braking standards than required on commercial vehicles.
Marshall products are fitted with hydraulic brakes as standard and on average provide a braking efficiency of 35%, which exceeds the current legal requirements. This impressive baseline performance is achieved by fitting high quality axles supplied by the world’s leading axle manufacturer, combined with enlarged 25mm brake cylinders and durable 2 wire hoses.
Take time to examine the specifications of our models and take note of the brake sizes and axles sizes. In particular notice we fit commercial 420 x 180 10 stud axles as standard on our QM/14, QM/16, QM/1600 and QM1800 models; not 10 stud industrial axles, which provide significantly reduced performance. The way to tell the difference between these axles is a commercial axle uses an S-cam brake rode while an industrial axle uses a flat-cam brake rod.
If a customer requires enhanced braking performance we also offer air brakes with loading sensing, full ABS systems and a number of axle upgrades. This guarantees a Marshall trailer can meet current legal requirements now and any EU legislation that could potentially be introduced in the future.
What is the best running gear; rockers or springs?Read more
What is the best running gear; rockers or springs?
This is a question we are constantly asked by customers since the type of running gear will have a huge effect on how the machine performs. There is no definitive answer on which suspension system is better since they both have their own benefits and drawbacks.
Split oscillating suspension or rockers as it is better known is ideal for machines that will carry high, potentially unstable loads as it eliminates lateral movement of the trailer ensuring the load can be safely transported. Crucially this is benefit is not achieved at the expense of ride quality since the tandems are still able move vertically and therefore allow the trailer to travel smoothly over rough ground. The stability of rockers makes them ideal on bale trailers, which are constantly transporting high loads, or on trailers working on steep ground.
Marshalls rocking beams are all extremely heavy-duty, and are produced on site by our skilled engineers. In addition to the robust design, all our tandems utilise devlon bushes, which significantly reduces wear and prolongs the life of the rockers.
The alternative to rockers is spring suspension, which is predominantly used on trailers carrying out a lot of road work. Springs provide an extremely smooth ride and perform better than rockers can on the road, particularly at higher speeds. This type of suspension also allows air brakes with load sensing to be fitted; automatic load sensing does not work on rocker tandem suspension. However the main disadvantage of springs is that they do allow lateral movement of the trailer, making them less stable on steep slopes or with higher loads.
Whatever suspension set-up you prefer Marshalls offers either as a no-cost option, ensuring your next Marshall will be exactly what you want.
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