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SBI delivers custom flatracks to NZ Defence Force

29th January 2015

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), through Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), recently purchased 16 flatracks from Sea Box International following a successful Critical Design Review Engineering Phase of the Australian Defence Force’s Land 121 Project. The first prototype was delivered to the NZDF on 22 January 2015 and underwent rigorous Verification and Validation testing. SBI representatives Jason Mogg (Land 121 Project Manager) and Georg Eckardt (Land 121 ILS Manager) attended the testing and witnessed the flatrack meet and exceed the NZDF expectations.

The flatrack was laden with various loads to ensure it met the NZDF requirements. These loads included:

  • NATO Standard Pallets
  • Tricon Containers (1/3 size)
  • Double-Tricon Container (2/3¬†size)
  • ISO 1C Water Tanker to 10,000 kg
  • ISO 1C Container
  • 4WD Forklift

Each load passed its test with the NZDF representatives giving the go ahead for the manufacture of the 15 remaining flatracks to the same design.

Sea Box International delivered customised flatracks to the New Zealand Defence ForceTricon reefer loaded onto flatrack

Loading a second tricon container onto flatrackWater Tanker on flatrack loaded onto truck

Flatrack delivered to the New Zealand Defence Force laden with NATO standard palletsSmall size container on flatrack loaded onto truck