Earthworks specialist for all fields of construction, Erdmännchen Erd- und Tiefbau GmbH of Ebsdorfergrund, whose activities also include road construction and transportation of the relevant plant and materials was looking to find the ideal vehicle with maximum versatility. In response to this request, Goldhofer, the VS Verkehrssicherheitsteam Barfuss and Erdmännchen jointly developed a convincing transport concept for fast, flexible and safe transportation operations.
The self-tracking STZ-L 4 A RM semi lowloader is designed to handle construction plant and material up to a payload of 41 tons. For transportation of vehicles with big tires and different wheelbases, the vehicle has lowered outer sections in addition to the wheel recesses on the main loading deck. Aluminum drive-on covers and side extensions are an integral part of the loading concept. With an extremely low loading height of only 845 mm at the deck, even large construction machines have plenty of headroom.
The STZ-L 4 A RM comes with full-length rubber flooring on the loading deck and a practical load securing package for the highest standards of safety. The loading deck is extendable by almost 3 m to provide extra length for long loads and machines. The two-piece rear-mounted hydraulic ramps with hydraulic width adjustment also provide an appropriately low ramp angle for vehicles with low ground clearance. The ramps lock automatically for travel and do not need to be additionally secured. Another safety feature is the radio remote control system using Goldhofer’s »SmartControl«. It permits all electrical and hydraulic controls to be operated from outside the danger zone (ramps), which ensures a high level of acceptance.
“We did a lot of research before we found the right vehicle concept for our fleet,” says company proprietor Stefan Grau. “Goldhofer has configured a vehicle for us which really leaves nothing to be desired and which we can use to transport almost all our construction plant and equipment within a 16.5 m total rig length.”