Goldhofer to present economic solutions for transporting oversized and ultra-heavy loads at Conexpo-CON/AGG 2020


Goldhofer will present flexible and economic solutions for transporting oversized and ultra-heavy loads at Conexpo-CON/AGG on 10-14 March 2020 in Las Vegas, USA. 

The Goldhofer PST/SL-E

Electronic multiway steering makes the self-propelled PST/SL-E flexible and maneuverable for picking up and setting down the heaviest loads with pinpoint precision. Whether towed (THP), self-propelled (PST) or a combination of the two (ADDRIVE), Goldhofer’s wide range of heavy-duty modules offer transport solutions for every job, with advantages as low deadweight, low-profile decks and a high bending moment. The ADDRIVE, for example, combines the advantages of a towed vehicle with those of a self-propelled heavy-duty module. That avoids the need to transfer the cargo from a road transport vehicle to one or more self-propelled vehicles, which may be necessary several times on certain routes – for example when crossing bridges with low load limits or on twisting roads with narrow bends.

The STZ-P 9 highway semitrailer

The STZ-P 9 highway semitrailer is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the North American road haulage industry. With its 3x3 pendular axle bogies, the STZ-P 9 has a loading length of more than 27.5m (approx. 90 ft) and still offers high maneuverability. The semitrailer’s hydromechanical forced steering and robust pendulum axle technology provides a steering angle of up to 60 degrees and a maximum axle stroke of 600 millimeters (23.6 inches). The STZ-P 9 can thus handle narrow roads with tight bends as well as uneven and potholed road surfaces. As the rear bogie can be retracted under load, it is possible to reduce the length of the vehicle as the situation requires and then use a tractor to re-extend it. That makes it possible to negotiate obstacles and tight bends in city center locations. The hydraulic axle compensation of the STZ-P 9 makes for easy loading and unloading with a wide range of cargos, with or without the use of a crane. Also, axle spacing between the bogies can be adjusted for operations in locations where different approval regulations apply.

The STZ-VL 3+1 lowloader semitrailer

Goldhofer’s STZ-VL lowloader semitrailers are designed for fast and easy front-end loading and, in spite of their low deadweight, will reliably handle very high payloads. With reduced difference in height between deck and bogie, cargos with a small angle of approach can also be transported. With a suspension stroke of 270 millimeters and a steering angle of 45 degrees, the STZ-VL has the maneuverability to cope with any situation on the road. A flip axle can be added for extra versatility and it also provides the flexibility to handle jobs on routes that cross state lines with changes in regulations. High axle load, low deadweight, huge steering angle and longer decks of the STZ-VL 3 make it suited for carrying heavy loads such as excavators and other heavy items.

Goldhofer has established its presence on the North American continent with a facility in Miramar (Florida). That is where Goldhofer’s American subsidiaries Goldhofer Inc. and Flite Line are headquartered and where small, medium-sized and large haulage companies are provided with advice, service and support in all matters relating to trailers, semitrailers and heavy-duty modules. Furthermore, Goldhofer works in partnership with Trail King Industries (Mitchell, USA).

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