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.
P&L Machine Moving and Rigging, based in South Africa, has recently added a new 6-axle MultiMAX semi-trailer from Faymonville to its fleet. The fully steerable trailer on hydraulic suspensions is equipped with timber floor, outriggers and hydraulic double ramps, which reduce the drive-on angle for any type of machinery. Thanks to its extendedly loading deck, the MultiMAX semi-trailer will be used for P&L’s abnormal transport and rigging activity.
“We are looking forward to putting this trailer to work and excited to keep building a strong partnership with Faymonville,” said Gareth Lucas from P&L Machine Moving and Rigging.
The Polish site of Goleniów, which hosts the manufacturing plant of Faymonville MAX trailers, has been extended to reach a production surface of 40 000 square meters. It is a part of Faymonville’s five production sites.
During the press conference held at this year’s IAA exhibition in Hannover, Wielton Group, the Polish manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and bodies, has announced the acquisition of the English company Lawrence David. In the first stage of the transaction, the Group will acquire 75% of its shares, with the remaining 25% within the next 4 years. The transaction was valued at GBP 26 million and will increase Wielton Group’s sales to approximately 20,000 vehicles a year.
Lawrence David is a British manufacturer of transport solutions with over 45 years of experience and a total capacity of approx. 23,000 vehicles a year.
“Thanks to the acquisition of Lawrence David, the Wielton Group is entering a stable and receptive market. For us, this acquisition is an opportunity to enrich the Group’s offer with the company’s unique products. Particularly noteworthy are the products from the last mile/home delivery line, which are widely used in the FMCG industry and the rapidly growing e-commerce sector. Another interesting product are the pillar-less curtain trailers that allow more efficient loading and faster transport. We expect that on more demanding markets, this product may partially replace traditional semi-trailers,” said Mariusz Golec, CEO of the Wielton Group.
In August 2018, the french haulier Scalès took over a 210t Royal SGB-SMIT transformer through Isère and Rhône-Alpes region. To do so, it called on expertise of the German company Greiner, specialized in the manufacture of trailers and heavy transport solutions, which provided a transport system with high girder bridge. This “KBH 225” helped to go through the most narrow passages, mountain villages, particularly in narrow mountain villages where only a few centimeters between buildings and the transport train was available. The manufacturer realized a novel hydraulic-mechanical articulated arm extension, similar to a hinge system and acted as a bridge. It linked two trailers, with a 2×14 axle lines combination, a maximum load up to 225t and a 1,8m lift. The other particularity of this transport was the versatility of the bridge thanks to its modular conception. Retrofitted with z-girders, a low-girder version could be used during the journey. The full article is coming in the next issue of the Move It Magazine !