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by Bryan Jarvis • Nooteboom has developed a low-bed trailer with redesigned integrated dolly in response to hauliers' needs to shift increasingly heavier and taller plant machinery.
The Interdolly fits between the standard goose-neck and four or five-axle loading platform and benefits from the quick and easy use of Nooteboom's latest hydraulic couplings. With Interdolly fitted, the trailer becomes a six or seven-axle low-loader and with the lowered load bed removed, a semi-low-loader.
Payloads of up to 106 tonnes can be handled and travelling unladen the Interdolly unit is placed on the load platform, which takes 3.0m out of the combination's overall length.
This makes it more manoeuvrable and in many cases the special transport licence and escort can be dispensed with too.
This flexibility, says Nooteboom, offers better vehicle use leading to greater operational efficiencies.
A Euro low-loader with the Interdolly will be on show at Hanover 21-29 September.
E Andover Trailers is using the Hamilton Plant Exhibition (1214 September) to preview a new Superlow low-loader with hydraulic detachable gooseneck and to launch a highly versatile 46-tonne extendible step-frame trailer.
It has unusual extendible box beams outside the frame, ahead of the bogie, enabling the floor in this area to be raised or lowered, moved forward into the extended area or removed altogether. The concept means it can haul bulky loads like large cylinders or even boats. AT's exhibit has finger joints and shims for fine-tuning the bogie's stance.