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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

5500 Series Fuel Tanker 1995.03

Thompson Carmichael Tankers & Trailers

During the development of their 5000 Series fuel tankers, SHADO was commissioned to join the team to improve the usability, storage, and appearance of the new design.

Using high quality petrochemically rated moulded parts, the design was enhanced with a pair of large stowage boxes at the front of the trailer, which also considerably improved the aerodynamics of the lower section. This was complimented by an integrated hose storage trough, fuel outlet cover panelling and wheel arch mouldings. 

The new trailer was soon patronised by the major fuel suppliers, and also awarded ‘Trailer of the Year’ for 1995 by ‘Commercial Motor’ magazine.

This project was soon followed by the designs for a new Bulk Sugar Tanker, and later in 1995 the 5000 Series was further developed as the 5500. 

The new design had yet more innovative features, plus it had significant safety improvements for roll-over protection and yet more tidy aerodynamic panelling.