Maximum flexibility for heavy haul operations

Maximum flexibility for heavy haul operations

Oversized cargoes are safely transported with the Goldhofer STZ-VP 2 wafer deck low loader. Photo by Potteries.——

The abnormal load haulage company Potteries Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of a Goldhofer STZ-VP 2 wafer deck low loader.  Also suitable for transporting boats and excavators

8 August 2017

Potteries Heavy Haulage Ltd. of Stoke-on-Trent/GB, a specialist in international heavy and abnormal load haulage, has added a Goldhofer STZ-VP 2 wafer deck low loader to its ever-increasing trailer fleet.

The choice was influenced by such factors as low deadweight and the short bogie and above all by the flexibility offered to handle the UK company's wide-ranging operational    requirements.

"Apart from the usual cargoes like pressure vessels, generator sets, structural components and machines, we also transport industrial plant. In addition, our transport portfolio includes boats and construction machines such as excavators and cranes. In the light of this extensive range of haulage services, the STZ-VP 2 is the perfect answer to our need for an almost universal low loader" says Rob Powell, Operations Manager at Potteries Heavy Haulage.

"We also benefit from the high payloads made possible by the low deadweight and from the high standard of vehicle safety and good tracking performance."

With a fifth-wheel load of 23 tons, the highly versatile STZ-VP 2 features a 22cm deep extendable low profile deck with outer beams and inserting floor for use as a flat bed or vessel deck.

Maximum flexibility for heavy haul operationsThe Goldhofer STZ-VP 2 wafer deck low loader supplied to Potteries Heavy Haulage. Photo by Goldhofer.

Plus it has additional coupling points to take more beams and increase the overall lower deck length, as well as a deep and wide excavator/vessel recess in the rear bogie. The hydraulic gooseneck is fabricated with outer beams, so when transporting boats, for example, that means the bow can be positioned further forward.

The bogie is Goldhofer's tried and tested two-axle pendular axle bogie with a loading height of 1,100 mm. Thanks to a suspension stroke of up to 600 mm and a maximum steering angle of 60 degrees, construction site access is never a problem in even the most difficult cases.

About Goldhofer:

As a leading manufacturer of transport equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation, Goldhofer caters for an extremely wide range of needs in almost every transport situation.

In the company's Memmingen plant, on some 100,000 square meters of grounds, more than 650 employees work on individual transportation solutions and perfectly engineered vehicles for payloads varying between 25 and over 10,000 tons.

Demanding customers around the world place their trust in Goldhofer's extensive range of technologically mature products. The history of Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft goes back to 1705.

With the acquisition of Schopf Maschinen-bau GmbH in 2013, the old-established company extended its product portfolio in the fields of civil and military aviation.

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