With over 30 years of industry experience, Irish Truck & Trailer Company are experts in all aspects of HGVs. As part of our comprehensive services, we provide professional and high quality truck and trailer modifications.
At Irish Truck & Trailer Company we can modify your trailer to either up-rate or down-rate your vehicle. Up-rating or down-rating your vehicle involves altering the trailer's Design Gross Vehicle Weight (DGVW) or Maximum Authority Maximum (MAM). This is the weight of a vehicle or trailer including the maximum load it can carry as designed by the manufacturer.
Up-rating, or up-weighting, increases the vehicles DGVW. This will increase the load carrying capacity of your HGV. Physical modifications are required to allow for this heavier load and include modifications such as adding a third axle, installing stringer brakes, and adding better suspension.
Down-rating, or down-weighting, decreases the DGVW AND maximum load a truck and trailer can carry. This comes with benefits such as reduced motor tax and fewer licencing requirements. However, in order to receive these benefits, the truck must be modified to reflect the new lower capacity of the vehicle.
Irish Truck & Trailer Company carries out all kinds of truck and trailer modifications in our modern and high spec garage here in Tralee, Co. Kerry.
In addition to modifying trucks and trailers, Irish Truck & Trailer Company can also carry out vehicle conversions.
At Irish Truck & Trailer Company we can convert your vehicle's braking system from the traditional ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) to the more modern EBS (Electronic Braking System). The EBS reduces the response and build-up time in the brake cylinders. This ultimately reduces the vehicle's braking distance by several metres and can make your HGV much safer on the roads.
Irish Truck & Trailer Company can also carry out a conversion to change the usage and purpose of your HGV. For example, we have converted normal 40ft trucks to low load trailers and vice versa. Our team can also help with and provide advice on how to re-register your vehicle if you are converting its purpose.
Contact Irish Truck & Trailer Company for More Information on Our Modifications and Conversion Services
Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking for professionals in truck modification near me. What is your catchment area?
We offer a truck modification service for clients in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Arrange a service with our expert team of mechanics by phone, email or by visiting our online booking page.