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Latest and largest Nooteboom 4+6 low-loader provides a load capacity of more than 100 tonnes
Nooteboom has further expanded their EURO-PX low-loader programme. The latest addition is the 4-axle IC Interdolly Compact which, combined with 6 steered pendle axle lines at the rear, is now the largest low-loader combination in the Nooteboom EURO-PX low-loader programme. The first 4+6 low-loader combination, type EURO-147-46(ICP), is going to C. Zwagerman Transport from Nederhorst den Berg (NL). This combination has been optimised for the German regulations: an axle load of 12 tonnes at 80km/h, so that loads of 100 tonnes can be transported efficiently in and to Germany.
Describe the main objectives
The main objective was how to transport high cranes and machinery with a payload of 100 tons+ efficiently on a lowloader in Europe and specially in and through Germany. Important with this development is universally exchangeable with the other components of existing Nooteboom lowloaders such as the gooseneck, Interdolly, load floor and axle assembly. And maintaining the simple and intuitive operation of the lowloader combination.
What were the outcomes?
This new low-loader is the largest that Nooteboom has ever put on the road. With a German exemption the load capacity is just over 100 tonnes and this enables us to enter a new segment of the market. This Nooteboom 4+6 low-loader has several advantages. In order to adapt the low-loader, as far as possible, to comply with the German regulations for exemptions, the axle distance has been increased to 1.51 m instead of the usual 1.36 m. In practice this means that due to this larger axle distance, which minimises the load on bridges and viaducts, the exemptions in the various federal states of Germany are easier to obtain. Another advantage is the close coupling system which makes it easy for us to convert the trailer into a 10-axle semi low-loader. In this configuration the load capacity increases to around 110 tonnes and the steering of the Interdolly can easily be adjusted to this shorter configuration.
The first 4+6 lowloader has been delivered to Dutch haulier C. Zwagerman Transport. By choosing the 4+6 low-loader of Nooteboom, all the components – such as the gooseneck, Interdolly, load floor and axle assembly – are universally exchangeable with the existing 3+5 EURO-PX Nooteboom low-loader. This means that Zwagerman can put no less than 14 different configurations on the road and for them this is an economical and efficient alternative to modular trailers, which are complex and more expensive.”
When purchasing the latest 4+6 Zwagerman opted for a flat, shallow, 2750mm wide extendible floor as well as a narrow spine floor for the transport of large tracked vehicles. This spine floor also comes with mattresses to extend the load floor’s width, in a high or low position. The Interdolly with 4 axle lines is optionally equipped with a hydraulic landing leg which makes it even easier to couple/uncouple the load floor and the Interdolly. The gooseneck of the low-loader can be used on a 4-axle or 5-axle tractor.
In short (40 words), please summaries your entry
Latest and largest Nooteboom 4+6 low-loader has been optimised for the German regulations: an axle load of 12 tonnes at 80km/h, so that loads of 100 tonnes can be transported efficiently in and to Germany.