IF YOU’RE IN THE MARKET FOR A LOWLOADER, ONE NAME IS LIKELY TO SPRING TO MIND BEFORE ANYBODY ELSE’S. BOB BEECH VISITS THE UK ARM OF NOOTEBOOM TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMPANY AND ITS TECHNOLOGY.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY
There can be very few UK-based heavy transport operators around that don’t operate a Nooteboom trailer in their fleet or never have. For many, they are the cornerstone of their operation and the standard other products are measured against.
The company has been active in this market since the 1970s and has led the way with many innovations that have revolutionised specialist transport. And today’s trailer range is more comprehensive than ever, ranging from two to twelve axles and payloads from 20 to over 200 tonnes, with stepframes, fixed and extendable straight frames, multi-axle lowloaders, Interdollys and jeep dollys, numerous bed layouts and other options. On top of that, bespoke trailers for the wind energy sector include Mega Windmill Transporters for carrying the largest tower sections and Super Wing Carriers that are extendable for carrying blades up to 65m long.