Other attractions will include developments in established models and innovative transport systems. These include the »ARCUS« PK, which was presented at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, and Goldhofer's intelligent solution for transporting wind turbine blades - the »VENTUM« - in combination with »BLADEX«. In short, the Goldhofer booth will offer exhibition visitors an up-to-date outlook on the future of the heavy haulage industry and a first-hand insight into the company's latest technical developments.
Following the revolutionary »MPA« technology (Bauma 2013) and the innovative »ADDRIVE« system (Bauma 2016), Goldhofer will again be presenting a technical innovation that will have a significant impact on the industry. The vehicle concept to be unveiled at the start of the trade show offers users a completely new standard of precision, safety and efficiency, details of which will be revealed at the premiere of the new system at bauma on April 8.
Goldhofer will also be presenting an overview of its extensive portfolio that includes the TU 4 four-axle trailer for transporting construction machines weighing up to 31,8 t; it comes with a new drawbar and improved ramp operation for enhanced safety and ease of working. Another exhibit will be the »ALLROUNDER« with its flexible loading concept, which makes it a high-performance all-rounder for construction site operations. Visitors to the Goldhofer stand will also be able to take a look at the new STZ-PK 8 low-loader semitrailer unveiled at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 under the »ARCUS« label. With a unique steering system combining friction steered and forced-steered pendular axles, the vehicle sets a new benchmark in steering performance at each extension length.
The company has further developed and enhanced vehicles that made their debut at bauma in 2013 and 2016. The »MPA« RM low-loader semitrailer developed on the basis of Goldhofer's »MPA« technology, for example, comes with wheel recesses that combine virtually minimized loading height with optimum travel characteristics, and a highly flexible deck for a wide variety of transport operations.
Similarly, the latest generation of the last bauma highlight »ADDRIVE«, offers features that are sure to convince the transport industry on its performance. "In combination with the new generation of the FTV 500 blade transport device, we will give our customers a convincing presentation of the advantages of the »ADDRIVE« 3-in-1 system," says Rainer Auerbacher.
Another new product in the wind power sector is the »VENTUM«, a five-fold extendible flatbed semi-trailer with a maximum length of 72m. In combination with the »BLADEX« blade tip lifting device, this constitutes a complete system that permits higher travel speeds even when transporting extremely long turbine blades, and avoids time-consuming vehicle changes.
Visitors will also find optimized versions of the THP modular heavy-duty trailers and the latest generation of the PST self-propelled modules. "In this segment, too, we are once again in a position to present new innovations and offer our customers added value for their vehicle fleets," says Rainer. Last but not the least, visitors will be able to admire the new »FAKTOR« 5.5 high girder bridge. With its outstanding payload to deadweight ratio, it is the perfect solution for customers looking for a lighter version of the remarkable »FAKTOR« 5.