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ALX Reinforced Passenger Bulkhead

The most obvious and main feature for the bulkhead is to create an important safety barrier between those in the cab from the horse. If the unimaginable happens and a frontal impact crash occurs our ALX reinforced bulkhead makes the real difference with the potential to save lives!

 

We build our own reinforced bulkhead which is seamlessly welded and attached to the cab incorporating lateral strut work using over 25 metres of cross membered grid framework steel. This is seamlessly welded together at 4 points each using 5m of weld in 30mm steel box frame sections for maximum strength and integrity. (This is double the amount of other horsebox companies!)

 

ALX only build on brand new chassis’ and platform cabs, this allows us to use the OEM fixing points to weld the bulk head to. Unlike other manufacturers we do not just fix the bulkhead to the cab, we weld it thus giving the maximum structural strength and rigidity.

You cannot weld an aluminium bulkhead to the steel OEM fixing points which are already built onto the cab by the manufacturer. Therefore, ALX choose steel framework within our bulkhead vs aluminium which allows us to keep you and your horse as safe as possible in the event of an emergency. Proven to be stronger than aluminium, non-susceptible to wave action and can repeatedly take impact damage over time and not faulter, structural steel is our choice of material for longevity and safety. 

 

Our bulkhead has been proven in a strength test by the Royal Veterinary College, Humberside Fire and Rescue as well as the Worlds strongest Man! In these tests it has also been crash tested for 3 times the weight it needs to conform to ISO27956:2009.

 

“We set the standards others now follow”