Many groundbreaking innovations developed by Goldhofer have made previously impossible transportation jobs possible. Commercially mature transportation systems for payloads from 30 tons to well above 10,000 tons are the benchmark in the heavy haulage industry and contribute to the success of Goldhofer's customers.
For loads with a weight of over 70 tons, the low loader semitrailers in Goldhofer's STZ-P series with pendular axles really come into their own. Goldhofer's pendular axle technology has a suspension stroke of 600 mm and an extremely large steering angle of up to 65°. With a combination of minimum weight and maximum strength, the STZ-P scores over other axle technologies with higher payloads and is ideal for handling loads of up to 150 tons.
Making light work of heavy loads is the speciality of Goldhofer's THP/SL-S and THP/SL-L modular systems, the world's lightest heavy-duty combination modules. Thanks to the unique frame design, trailer deadweight has been reduced to less than 2.5t per axle. The high bending moment gives the systems outstanding load-bearing strength, and payloads of over 200 tons – depending on the type of bogie and deck and the number of axle lines – can be carried on the dropdeck.
Self-propelled vehicles in the PST-E series
Hydrostatic drive turns Goldhofer's THP heavy-duty modules into powerful and particularly maneuverable self-propelled transporters. The latest generation has hydraulic track width adjustment for an increase in lateral stability of up to 25%. With an axle load of up to 60 tons, these Goldhofer self-propelled modules have an optimum payload/axle load ratio and they are all fitted with standard truck tires. The vehicles offer almost unlimited flexibility: Apart from a choice of standard steering modes such as normal, transversal (90°), diagonal and carousel, additional steering programs are also available at the press of a button on the remote.
King of the Load: »Faktor 5«
With a sensational 5:1 payload to deadweight ratio, this innovative vehicle can be used to transport loads of up to 500 tons. This Goldhofer innovation is an impressive combination of outstanding engineering and highly cost-effective operation. It is a safe, reliable and intelligent transport system for many special requirements. The high girder bridge is the ideal solution wherever extremely heavy loads – transformers, generators, heavy industrial components, and so on – need to be moved.
NBMCW November 2015