Byrne Trailers is a family business which started manufacturing in the late 1970s in Peak Hill, New South Wales. In 1988, the business purchased land in Wagga Wagga and built a manufacturing facility, continuing the production of its livestock trailers which it still specialises in along with its aluminium tippers and moving floor trailers.
In May 2021, following the Brisbane Truck Show, Byrne Trailers began discussions with Lucidity in hopes of finding a solution in the form of a complete plug-and-play electrical system for its trailer builds. Factory Manager, Warren McCoullough, says Lucidity was on the front foot right from the start.
“Lucidity were enthusiastic to incorporate all of our electrical systems including external lighting along with internal and external work lights, hydraulic power pack looms, charging systems and hydraulic controls,” he says. “It worked with our challenges pretty well. We wanted to make a system that is compatible with our new trailers here.”
Lucidity were also prepared to take a unique project onboard to deliver a new interior lighting solution, which would address well-known and documented voltage and mechanical issues.
Byrne Trailers developed a very close working relationship with Lucidity during the research and development stage of the product’s development, and eight months later, the wiring system’s first stage was fitted to Byrne Trailers’ combinations. The systems include all looms, lights, switches, junction boxes, plugs, chargers, connectors and circuit breakers, supplied in kit form which Byrne Trailers has broken down into various kits to meet the individual production requirements for its customers.
“We began with our livestock trailers and now have systems for our tipper models and moving floor trailers,” Warren says.
The ability to offer customers complete schematics and part identification, Warren says, has been well received.
“We now have the ability to identify electrical issues that may arise and supply any parts within the system, ready terminated for ease of fitment,” he says. “Lucidity has worked with us to develop new products to meet the harsh environment and demands of livestock transport.”
Following the success of stage one, Byrne Trailers will continue to collaborate with Lucidity for the industry’s needs.
“We are working closely with Lucidity in further development and refinement of our current systems”, Warren says, “as well as a number of new projects including incorporating an operator warning if thru-load flaps are not properly stowed to eliminate costly repair.”
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