Curtainsider Pelmet Sections
Curtainsider lorry pelmet sections are fitted to curtain-sided trailers to help to protect the roller mechanism of the curtain and to provide a weather seal against the curtain fabric. It can also be used on curtain-sided railway trucks.
Curtainsider trailers, also known as tautliners, are an integral part of the freight and logistics industry, providing a versatile solution for a wide array of goods that require transport. While the curtain-sided design of these trailers is a key feature, an often overlooked component that plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity and weatherproofing of these vehicles is the PVC lorry pelmet.
What are Curtainsider pelmets?
A pelmet, in the context of a curtainsider trailer, is a protective covering or shield typically placed over the top edge of the curtain to prevent water ingress into the trailer. The PVC pelmet serves as a shield, diverting rain and other elements away from the load. This protective component is essential for securing the cargo and ensuring its safe and dry arrival at its destination.
Our pelmet sections help to protect curtainsider trailer and truck roller mechanisms and ensure a watertight seal to the cargo area, ensuring that transported goods stay dry.
Apart from ensuring zero water ingress into the load area, our thoughtfully designed pelmet section also adds a streamlined and polished look to the finished trailer.
How are our Curtainsider Pelmets Manufactured?
Since the early eighties we have formulated special blends of tried, tested and trusted PVC materials.
For over 40 years we have constantly researched and evolved our PVC materials that are suitable and sustainable for todays, ever increasing changing environment. Consequently, our pelmet materials have exceptionally increased resistance to ozone and chemical attack.
Thus, consistently maintaining and ensuring that Abbey Extrusions pelmet is the popular choice amongst many truck, trailer, lorry, commercial vehicle manufactures, carriers, shippers and hauliers.
We can also offer design and manufacture in the UK to individual specific requirements. Ultimately, we have created curtainsider pelmets for most leading trailer manufacturers either as replacement parts or as original equipment.
Our standard stock comes in 14 metre lengths in black or white.
Colour matching to suit haulier specific livery and style is also available.
Where are these Pelmets fitted?
These pelmets are typically fitted on the exterior of the curtain, effectively sealing the gap between the top of the curtain and the roof of the trailer. This design allows it to work as a barrier against water, dust, and debris that might otherwise infiltrate the trailer and potentially damage the goods inside.
UK Commercial Vehicle Trailer Manufacturers our Pelmets can used with
We have manufactured and produced our pelmet sections for a number of leading trailer manufacturing companies during the past 40 years, these include:
Collier, Alltruck, Boalloy, Southfield, CVR, Grahams, Baileys, CBF, Drysdale, Robinsons, John Paul, Doughty, Smiths, NTC, Euro Truck, Truck Engineering, Nationwide, Artic Trailers, Don-Bur, Cargobull, JC Payne, Truck & Trailer, Cartwrights, Lawrence David, Montracon, SDC, Service Metals, Bodywork Solutions, Bodyline, Tiger, Walkers, Moore.
What are the benefits of PVC Pelmets?
PVC trailer pelmets may seem like a minor component in the grand scheme of the trailer’s structure, but their importance cannot be overstated. Here’s why:
Protection Against Weather Conditions
The primary function of a pelmet is to provide a weatherproof seal for the trailer. It shields the cargo from rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions, ensuring that the goods remain dry and undamaged throughout their journey.
Preventing Cargo Damage
By keeping the elements out, pelmets reduce the risk of damage to the cargo. This is particularly important when transporting sensitive goods such as electronics, paper products, or food items that could be adversely affected by moisture.
Extending Curtain Life
Pelmets also help to extend the life of the curtain itself. By shielding the top edge of the curtain from direct exposure to the elements, they prevent premature deterioration and reduce maintenance costs in the long run.
High-Quality for Durability and Strength
Our curtain sider trailer pelmets are made from our specially adapted bespoke PVC material,
ensuring vital material strength and tenacity, particularly against ripping and ensuring long
term reliability and durability.
Customisable to Meet Your Requirements
We understand that every business and industry does have specific and unique
requirements. Therefore, we can offer customizable trailer pelmets that can be tailored to
meet your specific requirements. Whether you need long lengths supplied in 200ft coils, or
short lengths, our pelmets can be produced to meet your individual needs.
Easy Installation for Improved Efficiency
Our trailer pelmets are easy to install, whatever length of trailer, allowing you to improve the
efficiency of your trailer without wasting time and effort. The easy installation process means
that you can get back on the road in no time, maximising your productivity.
How easy is it to maintain these Lorry pelmets?
Just like any other component of a vehicle, PVC trailer pelmets require regular maintenance to ensure they remain in top condition and function effectively. Here are some tips:
Regularly check the pelmet for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, tears, or areas where it may be pulling away from the curtain. Early detection of such issues can prevent more significant problems down the line.
Clean the pelmet regularly to remove dirt, grit, and other debris that can cause deterioration over time.
While robust, pelmets are not designed to last indefinitely. If a pelmet shows significant signs of wear or damage, it’s crucial to replace it promptly to maintain the protective seal.
Unbeatable Quality Value and Service
We are committed to providing our customers with the best quality value and service.
To that end we can offer our unique daily 24-hour turn around service, which is generally
used for fast pelmet replacement repairs.
Curtain Sided Lorry Pelmet Dimensions & Sizes
We carry a wide range of curtainsider pelmet material from stock which generally suit most requirements, however we can also cater for custom orders. We can also usually accommodate colour matching to specific livery and corporate branding should it be required.
Contact us today
Contact us today to learn more about our pelmets sections and how they can benefit your
business, and improve your fleet of curtain sided trailers.
Trying to match a new lorry pelmet to your old pelmet section?
The dies below will fit most truck trailers on the road today. Can't find what your looking for? Send us a sample and we'll match it for you.
|6.6 - 7.0mm||135mm||±5mm|
|6.3 - 6.5mm||135mm||±5mm|
|6.6 - 6.9mm||120mm||±5mm|
|6.6 - 6.9mm||135mm||±5mm|
|7.75 - 8.50mm||124mm||±5mm|
|7.75 - 8.25mm||135mm||±5mm|
|8.75 - 9.25mm||165mm||±5mm|
|8.9 - 9.1mm||165mm||±5mm|
|6.7 - 6.9mm||135mm||±5mm|
|5.9 - 6.1mm||115mm||±5mm|
|9.9 - 10.1mm||90mm||±5mm|
|10.75 - 11.25mm||135mm||±5mm|
|7.7 - 8.3mm||140mm||±5mm|
|6.6 - 7.0mm||165mm||±5mm|
|6.7 - 6.9mm||140mm||±5mm|
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