Transport company Martlé Exceptional Moving & Lifting has relied on Faymonville VarioMAX Plus lowbed semi-trailer to move a 90-tonne pile driver and a Liebherr LRB355 drilling machine from Bruges to Knokke in Belgium over a distance of 20 km. “We examined the entire route precisely beforehand,” says Serge Martlé, Managing Director of the transport company Martlé Exceptional Moving & Lifting, explaining that a great many details had to be considered in the planning. “In Knokke we had to remove signs and lay drive-over plates. A parking prohibition was issued, and fortunately it was well respected.” The combination of an 8×4 tractor unit and 3+5 lowbed semi-trailer were used to complete the transport of the machines that will be used during the erection of a new housing complex.
In Belgium, the law governing heavy and special transport is under review. Serge Martlé added with regard to the discussions. “We are prepared for any new regulations with these Faymonville lowbeds. The maximum permissible axle load is already restricted on some bridges. We expect that, in future, it will no longer be allowed to drive with 13 tonnes per axle in Belgium. We think 12 tonnes will be the new maximum permissible axle load.”