Conexpo: Various transport solutions from Goldhofer

Goldhofer’s transport solutions on display at Conexpo will include the STZ-VL4 (3+1) lowboy trailer with flip axle and deck inserts, the P12 Plus highway trailer, and the ADDrive 2.0 combined with the FTV 850 wind turbine blade carrier.

The STZ-VL double-drop semitrailers are designed for fast and easy front-end loading and, in spite of their low deadweight, will be able to handle very high payloads. An additional pin-on flip axle brings greater flexibility and payload as well as the adaptability to operate across state lines with differences in heavy-haul regulations.

The P12 Plus highway trailer can be adapted to handle the various loads that go with everyday heavy-haul operations and thus ensures optimum fleet capacity utilisation. In the 12-axle version, the trailer offers a maximum payload of up to 127 t, with a 12-t axle load. It also has the flexibility to be operated in a nine- or six-axle version. The trailer’s universal character is underscored by an extensive range of accessories including loading decks and turntables for transporting long and heavy loads using the steerable dolly.

The ADDrive 2.0 is an intelligent solution that combines the advantages of a towed heavy-duty module with those of a self-propelled module. With its enormous driving force, it can support the tractor up to a speed of 50 km/h. The drive unit then disconnects automatically and can be reconnected at lower speeds without stopping.

With the ADDrive 2.0, it is possible to switch from the supporting function for road transportation to off-road operation as a self-propelled vehicle. This means savings in terms of time and costs, and greater efficiency and flexibility for every fleet.

In addition, the FTV 850 blade carrier is designed for maximum safety and stability for wind turbine transport. Goldhofer has been a pioneer in the field of wind turbine blade carriers since 2013. The company first developed the FTV 300 and today, more than 60 units in different versions are in successful operation around the world.

Goldhofer wind turbine blade carriers feature an intelligent design concept that makes light work of difficult routes and minimises the need to make changes to the roadside infrastructure. As a result, narrow passages in built-up areas, forests and winding roads present no problems to this manoeuvrable combination.

The largest blade carrier to date can be used not only in the basic width of 3 m but also in split combinations with a width of up to over 4 m. Depending on the configuration, the latest generation of wind turbine blades requiring a load moment of up to 850 mt can be picked up and transported on a highly flexible basis.

Conexpo booth: D.2239