Transport definitely isn’t a cookie-cutter industry, as different consignments, routes and legislation all pile on the red tape and provide different challenges … the Transporter Industry International (TII) Group, a manufacturer of heavy transport vehicles and units, offers a wide range of reliable and well-engineered, width-extendable units to conquer these tough cookies.
The TII Group, which includes Scheuerle, says that statutory provisions regarding load distribution, on roads and bridges, vary considerably depending on country or state-specific legislation.
“For example, in Australia or North America, it is not unusual for a consignment to cross several state lines,” the Group points out. “It is possible that the axle spacing or vehicle width must be changed immediately on crossing the border.”
To address this, Scheuerle has added a widening trailer to its product range – which was specifically developed to meet the requirements of the Australian and North American markets.
The variable width of the trailer means that the loading area can be adjusted to suit the size of the cargo. Furthermore, the distribution of the total weight can be influenced during a transportation assignment, so that just one unit can be used to comply with different regulations.
TII adds that, in order to achieve an optimal payload/tare weight ratio, the bogies are manufactured using a solid lightweight construction. “Connecting to the tractor is carried out by means of a gooseneck or drawbar.”
It continues: “The widening trailer relies on the proven pendulum axle technology from Scheuerle. The twin-tyre axles are pendulum-mounted on hydraulically lifted rocker arms. The hydraulic cylinders in the pendulum axles guarantee, on the one hand, larger axle compensation and, on the other, a large displacement volume in order to also be able to drive under, and pick up, supported loads when in the normal drive position.”