From April 3rd-6th, Forest Centre and ExTe joined forces to attend our second International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne.

In classic Melbourne style the weather presented some challenges for almost 40,000 ITTES visitors over the 4 days, but the sun did come out eventually! This year some different lashing solutions with webbing and chain combinations were on display, together with a prototype of ExTe’s all-new auto tensioner due for release towards the end of the year.

Truck show

Pictured above is the new D series lightweight combination log bolster. The 10 ton rated D10 model shown here weighs in at only 131kg each including steel base and two aluminium stakes 2.7 metres high, with a load capacity for up to 20 ton of log per bay. D series present interesting opportunities for reducing tare weight even further on simple flat-haul trailers.