South Africa’s machine moving and rigging company Lovemore Bros., headquartered in Durban, has recently used the MultiMAX 2+6 axle stepdeck trailer to move a 49 tons steel construction for an industry project. The load had a length of 21 m and a width of 4.5 m. The MultiMAX trailer by Faymonville has a loading platform that can extend from closed 15,000 mm up to a maximum of 32,500 mm. Its 2-axle bogie in front is hydraulically connected to the gooseneck ensuring ideal load distribution. The pendle-axles with their total stroke of 600 mm and a maximum steering angle of up to 60° allow for smooth and safe handling even under difficult road and terrain conditions.
For the third time in a row, the Memmingen-based heavy haulage and oversized cargo transportation vehicles manufacturer, Goldhofer AG receives the “Global Market Leader Champion 2020” award granted by the experts from the University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German Global Market Leaders. The company which is present with its products on all six continents generated net sales worth over 213 million euros in the 2017/18 financial year with exports accounting for 83 percent of the total. Founded in 1705, Goldhofer is one of the oldest German companies in the Global Market Leader Index and is wholly owned by the Memmingen-based Alois Goldhofer Foundation.
“We are absolutely delighted with this distinction, especially as it reflects the worldwide customer satisfaction deriving from the know-how, experience and above all enthusiastic commitment of our employees. That is the key to market leadership. My thanks and those of my colleagues go to all Goldhofer employees around the world,” says Lothar Holder, CEO at Goldhofer AG.
Noteboom has introduced its latest generation of lightweight extendible flatbed trailers, the Teletrailer Longrunner, available with 2 or 3 hydraulically steered axles and with a single or double extendible load floor, extending up to a maximum length of 30m. The Longrunner is suitable for the transport of long self-supporting loads such as steel and concrete structures, but also for the transport of containers. This innovation from Noteboom will be on display at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon, France, held from 19-23 November.
Portuguese special transport company LASO Transportes SA has relied on Goldhofer’s THP/SL heavy-duty modules to complete the transport of a 70m long and nearly 300 t heavy power plant component from Vale de Cambra to the port of Leca da Palmeira located 60km away. To ensure the safe delivery of this huge metal component (70m x 5.6m x 5.3m) through narrow curves, crossings, and roundabouts, LASO transport experts used two six-axle THP/SL heavy-duty modules. Advanced road studies made possible to prepare individual road sections in time for the nightly transport, for example by removing traffic lights, as well as implement escort convoys and police barriers on schedule. The power plant component was transported to the port within two nights for further shipment at the pier.
At this year’s JDL EXPO 2019 in Beaune, France, Goldhofer is presenting the SPZ-L 4 (305) flatbed semi-trailer tailored for transporting crane ballast, jibs and booms and heavy accessories. It can be also used to transport compact concrete beams and steel girders, vessels as well as other general cargos.
“The flatbed semi-trailer has a deck length of about 12.4 meters and is therefore the perfect choice for compact payloads such as crane ballast and counterweights. Its pneumatic suspension reduces the impacts on the cargo as well as on the vehicle and road surface. With a maximum steering angle of 48 degrees, the turntable steering offers outstanding maneuverability, so that even the narrowest construction site entrance can be handled with ease,” said Goldhofer.
The Belgian manufacturer Faymonville has just completed the development of its VarioMAX Plus low-bed trailers. This vehicle has a payload capacity of up to 105 t (12 t per axle) and is dedicated to the transport of heavy construction machines, as well as mobile crushing equipment and transformers.
The VarioMAX Plus incorporates Faymonville’s ‘Joker axle’ technology. “This allows for a 1-axle bogie to be integrated either behind the gooseneck or the low bed when a higher payload needs to be moved. In this respect, the user can choose between one or two intersections in his combination,” explains Rainer Noe, product manager at Faymonville.
The VarioMAX Plus benefits from the advantages of the previous VarioMAX and CombiMAX systems.
Hegmann Transit GmbH & Co. KG based in Germany, partner of the Bigmove group, has recently added various Nooteboom EURO-PX low-loaders and Manoovr semi low-loaders to its fleet. The investment consists of various vehicles, including several 4-axle EURO-PX low-loaders with 2-axle Interdolly, type EURO-95-24ICP and 5-axle Manoovr extendible semi low-loaders, type MPL-85-05(V) with excavator trough and 80-tonne ramps that allows Hegmann to transport most of the heavy construction machinery. Due to their shorter combination length the Manoovr semi loaders also offer advantages in terms of exemptions, manoeuvrability and transport efficiency.
Specialised transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer will present an overview of its current range including the TU 4, a four-axle trailer for the transport of construction machinery weighing up to 31.8 t, which is equipped with a brand new drawbar and improved ramp operation. Visitors will also be able to see the versatile Allrounder with its flexible loading concept for construction site operations as well as the new STZ-PK 8 and MPA RM low-loader semitrailer and the new Faktor 5.5 (a lighter version of Faktor 5). The « Ventum », a fivefold extendible flatbed semitrailer with a maximum length of 72 meters, which in combination with the « Bladex » blade tip lifting device constitutes a complete solution for transporting wind turbine blades over 70m will also be featured .
Finally, after the MPA technology in 2013 and the Addrive system in 2016, Goldhofer will unveil a new technical innovation on its stand on April 8, 2019.
Trailer manufacturer Faymonville Group, headquartered in Luxembourg, has just acquired the commercial vehicle dealer Stürzer Heavy Trucks with effect from 2 January, 2019. According to the constructor, this acquisition represents an expansion of the group’s activities in South Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The newly created Faymonville Trade & Services in Landsberg am Lech will be responsible for the sale of Faymonville, MAX Trailer and Cometto brands as well as heavy-duty tractor units from various manufacturers and different tipper models for the construction sector. All maintenance and repair services will be offered on the 2500 m2 of the Landsberg am Lech site in Bavaria. A range of used vehicles will also be offered.
This outstanding order consists of 68 THP/SL and 24 PST/SL axle lines as well as four 280 PS PowerPacks. It is destined for one of the largest oil projects in the world, in Kazakhstan. Sarens is responsible for the entire logistics from 2017 until 2020 for over € 450 million, the largest contract in the history of the Belgian group.
With a modular design, the THP/SL modules can be configured in all required combinations, while the variable wheelbases and a wide range of accessories enable them to handle loads of varying shapes and sizes. They are also distinguished by their robustness. The PST/SL modules have a tractive force of 160 kN per axle line and are particularly suitable for use in combination with the THP/SL.
The four PowerPacks from Goldhofer provide the necessary propulsion for particularly bulky and heavy plant components.
“Goldhofer was the only heavy-duty module manufacturer who could guarantee punctual delivery of high-grade axle lines in a such a quantity within such a short time. As a result we were able to meet our contractual obligations towards our client, and Goldhofer was able to consolidate its position as a long-serving transport technology partner of the Sarens Group,” said Jan Sarens, Equipment Trade Officer of the Sarens Group.
This order increases the size of its Goldhofer fleet to a total of more than 300 axle lines.