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Specialist Trailers for SES
MDT has recently
built specialist search and rescue trailers for SES Victoria- these are
lightweight dual axle trailer with a module to transport search and rescue and
storm equipment. The first trailers will be deployed with Hepburn, King
lake and Whittlesea Units. The trailers have pull out trays and tool
boards with a litter storage and plastic roll dispenser
Multidrive in Antarctica
In December 2008 MDT delivered a MDT 5750 KG GVM Cab Chassis 6x6 platform to
Australian Antarctica Division for the fitment of a high lift
platform to be used at Casey Station airfield.
The 6x6 platform that was shipped to Casey in Mid January 2009 is the
proven MDT 6x6 5750 KG GVM built from a donor 7X series Toyota Land
cruiser and the Hi-Lift Platform was purpose built by Speedie Engineering
During October to March of each year three to four Airbus A319 flights a week
‘fly in’ experts and scientists for short working stays for
projects during the Antarctic summer – this replaces a long ship voyage of
Prior to this vehicle and platform being operational all baggage and cargo was
hand loaded on and off the aircraft though the passenger access and cargo
hold. This was time consuming and very demanding in the extreme
conditions. Extraction of medical casualties was only possible by walking up
the stairway in extreme conditions or by using difficult hand carried stretcher
methods up the stairway.
The vehicle and platform now enables cargo and baggage to be efficiently lifted
to the correct height for safe and easy handling. The Platform can handle
larger items and Pallets and is a much safer operation. The vehicle is
easily positioned and the height adjusted to a preferred loading/unloading
height – when fully laden the vehicle/platform can safely move to storage or
the convoy dispatch area with a 2 tonne load.
The vehicle and platform also serves as an emergency evacuation tool for any
stretcher bound medical cases, giving patients direct access to the
passenger level height of 3+ meters,
The MDT 6x6 provides the Speedie High Lift Platform high mobility at the
airfield during flight operations. The airfield at Casey is reconstructed each
season and the remaining 2009 season will be now served by the MDT 6x6 and
Speedie Platform .
MDT in conjunction with Speedie see similar opportunities for mobile high lift
maintenance platforms to be used in similar roles and the mining and overhead
transmission line maintenance role.
The following link shows the flight operation at
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Power Take Off and Ancillary Equipment
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interface with our MDT Variants.
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