Nooteboom delivers largest low-loader ever
PRESS RELEASE – Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom has delivered its largest low loader yet to Zwagerman Transport. The 4+6 low-loader is optimised for the German market, providing a load capacity of more than 100 tonnes and making it easier to obtain transport exemptions.
The new trailer is the largest that Nooteboom has ever put on the road and the latest addition to Nooteboom’s EURO-PX low-loader programme.
The combination has been optimised for the German regulations: an axle load of 12 tonnes at 80km/h, so that loads of 100 tonnes can be transported efficiently in and to Germany.
Zwagerman Transport is the first heavy transport company to receive the new trailer. “The cranes and machinery that we transport are getting heavier all the time. With a German exemption, the load capacity is just over 100 tonnes and this enables us to enter a new segment of the market”, comments director/owner Cor Zwagerman.
He adds that the new 4+6 low-loader has several advantages for the company. “In order to adapt the low-loader to comply with the German regulations for exemptions, the axle distance has been increased to 1.51 m instead of the usual 1.36 m. In practice, this means that due to this larger axle distance, which minimises the load on bridges and viaducts, the exemptions in the various federal states of Germany are easier to obtain. Another advantage is the close coupling system which makes it easy for us to convert the trailer into a 10-axle semi low-loader. In this configuration, the load capacity increases to around 110 tonnes and the steering of the Interdolly can easily be adjusted to this shorter configuration.”