The second version of Goldhofer’s »STEPSTAR« is now available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new »MEGA« gooseneck. “There is no change, of course, with regard to the existing and proven advantages of the »STEPSTAR« family,” says Robert Steinhauser, Sales director Europe / North Africa, “but the wheel recess version and the »MEGA« gooseneck make for an even wider range of applications.” According to Goldhofer the new »STEPSTAR« semi lowloaders score with a very low deadweight and the resulting benefits in terms of much higher payloads.
The new »STEPSTAR« series comes with a choice of one or two pairs of wheel recesses. This enables extremely high construction machines to be transported where maximum height regulations would otherwise be a problem. The wheel recesses have a low entry angle and cross ribs for safe loading with wheeled vehicles with a low approach/departure angle. The depth of the wheel recesses can also be adjusted to the ground clearance of the machine to be loaded. A simple and well designed recess cover ensures fast setup times when other cargos are to be carried. With the extendable variants in particular, aluminum spacers can be used to facilitate transportation of wheeled vehicles with different wheelbases. The flat approach angle of the folding ramps is ideal for vehicles with low ground clearance, such as screen and crusher plants. The optional “TraffideckGO” low-wear, anti-slip polymer decking offers a high coefficient of friction for maximum safety when loading and traveling.
The new optional »MEGA« gooseneck is an additional plus, this allows more different loads to be transported with this vehicle, as the height difference between the loading area and the gooseneck is reduced to a minimum. This permits transportation divided loads, general cargos, and even a 40-foot or two 20-foot containers for a total rig length of 16.5 m.