Next generation solutions and a world first for the construction and heavy-haul industries
How can a wide range of heavy haul operations be handled reliably, sustainably and above all on a cost-effective basis? Practical answers to this key question for the construction and heavy-haul industries will be provided by the impressive exhibits that Goldhofer will be presenting at this year’s Bauma. The highlight from a cross-section of Goldhofer’s wide-ranging portfolio will be the world premiere of a completely new vehicle concept: the FT SERIES. With a focus on outstanding operational flexibility, it combines simple handling with the versatility needed to meet a wide variety of transportation needs. As is tradition, Matthias Ruppel, CEO at Goldhofer AG, will not be revealing any further details until the trade show gets underway. In Munich, Goldhofer will also be presenting the latest addition to its STAR family: the TRAILSTAR recently unveiled at IAA Transportation. This three- to five-axle air-suspension trailer is a new construction with a range of features for optimum use of the loading area and center of gravity plus superb maneuverability. Another big attraction will be a further model from the proven STEPSTAR line: the new force-steered STEPSTAR Z.
This year, too, Goldhofer is upholding the custom: The company’s latest heavy haul solution will not be unveiled until the start of the trade show. “This much can be revealed: With our FT SERIES all customers will get exactly the transportation solution they need. What’s more, a retrofit-friendly design is the key to extremely flexible and future-proof working, so that customers can configure their fleets on a variable basis for many years to come,” says Matthias Ruppel. The industry will be able to learn all about it at Bauma starting on October 24.
The Goldhofer stand will also feature other attractions in the form of various advanced and optimized Goldhofer transportation solutions:
Trailing dolly for transporting concrete beams and bridge elements
The BLADES plus trailing dolly has been highly successful as a blade carrier for the wind power industry. Driven by the wind, the concept has now been optimized and extended for use in the construction industry in general, for example for transporting concrete beams, structural components or entire bridge elements. For this purpose, the air-suspension trailing dolly is used in combination with a 2-axle front dolly with a turntable. Such versatility guarantees a fast ROI for the trailing dolly and makes it all the more popular with customers.
Stable and safe in wind with the FTV 850
The blade carrier for extra-long and heavy turbine blades is mounted on a four-axle, self-propelled PST/SL-E split combination(1/2+1/2) widened to 4,010 mm. The new solution is designed for maximum stability and safety – even on the most challenging routes.
When the loads are really heavy – ADDrive 2.0
The heavy-duty module, which can be used as a towed or self-propelled unit, boasts a number of modifications – especially for highly complex and ultra-heavy transports. Its larger hydraulic pumps and additional drive axles mean increased tractive power and higher speeds. For maximum flexibility, the dedicated ADDronic synchronization software allows several ADDrive modules to be used in combination with THP or PST modules.
Good, better, deeper – CargoPlus
In the world of heavy haul, a few centimeters in overall height are often decisive when planning the route. The CargoPlus low-profile tire is the ideal solution for avoiding detours. Developed in collaboration with HBI Tires & Wheels, the innovative tire delivers decisive savings in centimeters for the same axle load. Visitors will be able to convince themselves of the advantages of the innovative CargoPlus tire fitted to several of the Goldhofer vehicles on show at Bauma.
“Meeting the needs of every single customer at Bauma is a Herculean task. And we will achieve it – because our broad mix of vehicles, plus diverse fittings and accessories, cover the widest possible range of transportation operations. I am convinced that our product portfolio offers the ideal solution for everyone, from freight forwarders and heavy haul companies to building contractors and mine operators. Me and my team are really looking forward to informative talks and interesting discussions with customers and prospects,” says Robert Steinhauser, Sales Manager Europe / North Africa at Goldhofer.
A strong partner
Under the motto “Partnership for all transportation requirements”, Goldhofer will also be providing information about its growing service and support offering. This includes the Goldhofer Academy with its workshop and driver training and a range of software tools for every logistical challenge, for example for assistance in configuring various vehicle combinations or calculating individual load conditions.