The highlight from Goldhofer will be the world premiere of a completely new vehicle concept, the FT series. With a focus on outstanding operational flexibility, it combines simple handling with the versatility needed to meet a wide variety of transportation needs. The company said it will not be revealing further details until the event.
Goldhofer will also be presenting the latest addition to its Star family, the Trailstar. This three- to five-axle air-suspension trailer is a new construction with a range of features for optimum use of the loading area and centre of gravity plus excellent manoeuvrability. Another attraction will be a further model from the Stepstar line, the new force-steered Stepstar Z.
“With our FT series, all customers will get exactly the transportation solution they need. What’s more, a retrofit-friendly design is the key to extremely flexible and future-proof working, so that customers can configure their fleets on a variable basis for many years to come,” said Matthias Ruppel, CEO of Goldhofer.
Goldhofer’s Blades plus trailing dolly has been highly successful as a blade carrier for the wind power industry. Driven by the wind, the concept has now been optimised and extended for use in the construction industry in general, for example for transporting concrete beams, structural components or entire bridge elements. For this purpose, the air-suspension trailing dolly is used in combination with a two-axle front dolly with a turntable.
The FTV 850 blade carrier for extra-long and heavy turbine blades is mounted on a four-axle, self-propelled PST/SL-E split combination(1/2+1/2) widened to 4,010 mm. This solution is designed for maximum stability and safety – even on the most challenging routes.
The ADDrive 2.0 heavy-duty module, which can be used as a towed or self-propelled unit, boasts a number of modifications – especially for highly complex and ultra-heavy transports. Its larger hydraulic pumps and additional drive axles mean increased tractive power and higher speeds. For maximum flexibility, the ADDronic synchronisation software allows several ADDrive modules to be used in combination with THP or PST modules.
In addition, the CargoPlus low-profile tyre is an ideal solution for avoiding detours. Developed in collaboration with HBI Tires & Wheels, this innovative tyre delivers decisive savings in centimetres for the same axle load. Goldhofer highlighted that “in the world of heavy haul, a few centimetres in overall height are often decisive when planning the route.”
“Meeting the needs of every single customer at bauma is a Herculean task. And we will achieve it – because our broad mix of vehicles, plus diverse fittings and accessories, cover the widest possible range of transportation operations,” said Robert Steinhauser, sales manager for Europe/North Africa at Goldhofer. “I am convinced that our product portfolio offers the ideal solution for everyone, from freight forwarders and heavy haul companies to building contractors and mine operators.”
At bauma, Goldhofer will also be providing information about its growing service and support offering. This includes the Goldhofer Academy with its workshop and driver training and a range of software tools for every logistical challenge, such as for assistance in configuring various vehicle combinations or calculating individual load conditions.
Bauma booth: FN.823