Major sources of interest were the international premiere of Goldhofer’s new »STEPSTAR« Z and the »CARGOPLUS®« low-profile tire. Industry representatives and numerous interested parties were also keen to see the demonstrations of the PST/SL-E split combination with the FTV850 blade transporter.
Other small and medium-sized enterprises showed great interest in Goldhofer’s low payload segment such as the »TRAILSTAR« and »STEPSTAR« Z as new members of the »STARLINE« family. An optimized center of gravity, low deadweight and intelligent lashing system result in high payloads, short set-up times, and fast transportation cycles.
As an additional attraction, the exhibited vehicles came with TRAFFIDECK GO lightweight flooring, which combines low wear with a high coefficient of friction. Great interest was also shown in the »CARGOPLUS« low-profile tires fitted to various vehicles, with their twin advantages of higher payloads and lower loading heights. More specifically, »CARGOPLUS®«60 offers an axle load of 10 tons compared with 8 tons with 205 tires, and »CARGOPLUS®«80 a 75 mm reduction in loading height for the same axle load with 245 tires. This translates into the ability to move taller and heavier construction machinery with the new Goldhofer tires. This in turn means greater versatility, more flexibility, and fewer detours due to height restrictions on the route.
Other solutions presented included »ARCUS« P6, the MPA 5 and the »ADDRIVE« 2.0. A keen interest was shown for the self-tracking trailing dolly combination for transporting concrete beams and other long items which can also be converted into a wind turbine blade carrier in conjunction with »BLADES«. This again results in a much wider range of applications and a faster return on investment.
The biggest crowd puller of all, however, was the PST/SL-E split combination demonstrated in combination with the new FTV 850. This solution gave an impressive demonstration of the fact that the decisive factor for blade transportation is not metric tons but lateral stability – with a vehicle width of up to 4,010 mm for maximum stability and safety, even when the going is tough.