Trailer manufacturer Maxitrans has released updates to its popular refrigerated Maxi-Cube trailer and Peki truck bodies.

MaxiTrans has six brands under its umbrella including Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Hamelex White, Lusty EMS, Azmeb and Peki.

According to general manager of product and markets Kevin Manfield, the new releases will lower operator costs.

“The new Classic marks the most significant update to the model in over a decade,” he said.

“It offers improved thermal efficiency, lower tare as well as a host of other upgrades that further improve the already low whole of life operating cost that a Maxi-CUBE van offers. When combined, the Classic sets a new benchmark for refrigerated vans,” Manfield added.

The new Maxi-Cube model is available in ratings from zero to -30 degrees Celsius and is 5.5 per cent more efficient as a result of extra insulation, better thermal breaks and a fully moulded door seal.

Its redesigned floor module also increases its internal height while the new skid plate, front wall and loader bars are lighter than the outgoing model.

Along with being lighter, double loader bars can now carry 670kg and have a lower profile height of just 65mm.

“We have also released a new optional reversing sensor at Brisbane Truck Show, which reduces risk of harmful impact into docks or other objects. This new feature will be available across the range of MaxiTRANS products,” Manfield said.

Maxitrans has also introduced new efficiencies for its rigid truck customers with a new range of Peki bodies.

The new Peki range replaces prior offerings and is available in two models – the Urban and Distribution.

“The new Peki range completes the MaxiTRANS range with a final mile solution,” Manfield said.

“Peki truck bodies will give our customers the opportunity to source equipment to move product from the port, to distribution centres, to retail store and then to the end consumer, all from a trusted supplier in MaxiTRANS.”

Both models feature a multi-fit chassis runner to suit all truck makes and models, making the bodies reusable across the life of multiple trucks. They have a low tare weight, starting from just 620kg, and feature a variety of options including various internal body heights, floor and door types.

Peki Urban will be available in lengths from two to six pallets. It features a low tare weight, while bonded construction, composite thermal break technology and a fully-composite floor made from fibreglass and foam maximise thermal capacity.

Peki Distribution will be available in lengths to suit light urban distribution up to 14 pallets.

Heavy duty applications and features are included, such as a durable and rugged construction, along with carefully considered thermal break points to optimise temperature retention.