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TRANSQUIP has introduced an additional model to its Superneck range of lowering gooseneck low loaders. The new model — with a 20-ton capacity — is making its debut at the SED plant exhibition at Hatfield.
It is going into service with Geo. Wimpey and is said to feature a number of design innovations.
Unlike other Superneck trailers — there are 35 and 45 ton capacity versions — the newcomer conforms fully to current C & U regulations in the UK for 32-ton gew operation.
The lowering gooseneck design means that the trailer deck is connected to the top section of the gooseneck by two pairs of links. Hydraulic rams beneath the deck act on the links, allowing the relationship between the deck and the neck to be altered.
Thus when the trailer is uncoupled from the tractive unit, the neck can be lowered to the ground, level with the deck of the trailer.
An angled front to the neck allows vehicles or plant to be loaded without the need for blocks or ramps.