Making light work of heavy haulage: semis and lowloaders from Goldhofer at GIS 2019

Goldhofer at GIS 2019 at Piacenza Expo, Piacenza (I), October 3-5, 2019: outdoor stand H16

Visitors to this year’s GIS in Piacenza, Italy can take a close look at two Goldhofer semitrailer models designed for easier, more flexible and above all more economical haulage with heavy loads. The leading transport technology expert will be presenting not only the MPA 4 semi lowloader but also the all-purpose STZ-VP lowloader with 245 mm tires.

One of the highlights awaiting visitors to the stand will be the hydraulic lift deck section of the MPA 4 for convenient driving onto the gooseneck. They will also be impressed by the low deadweight of the sturdy STZ-VP 2 and the dropdeck of the muscular STZ-VP 8. “Our trade show portfolio at GIS will provide an impressive demonstration of versatile functionality in combination with economical operation in the field of heavy haulage,” says Marco Ceresa, Goldhofer’s representative in Italy.

»MPA« – the formula for high payloads and maneuverability

With its low loading height, the rugged MPA 4 semi lowloader is ideal for carrying high payloads and transporting loads such as construction machinery, plant components and crane segments. With its hydraulic lift deck section for driving onto the gooseneck and a high axle load of 12 tonnes, the vehicle covers a wide range of applications. The hydraulic lift deck section also means that two-piece loads can be transported safely and economically on a minimum of deck space. The low-maintenance MacPherson axle system is a further key to cost-effective working.

For heavy haulage on challenging routes and difficult terrain: the STZ-VP (245)
With its high axle load, low deadweight and big steering angle, the STZ-VP 2 lowloader is ideal for challenging heavy haulage operations on routes with varying terrain and narrow sections. Thanks to the higher payload, superior cornering characteristics and longer deck areas, the STZ-VP 2 offers safe and economical transportation with a wide variety of cargos including tall items such as boilers and excavators. In combination with an extensive range of accessories, the semitrailer, which can be individually configured to handle almost any load, is a cost-effective, maneuverable, high-performance solution with even the heaviest cargos.

The same flexibility with regard to the loads to be carried and the routes to be taken is available with the STZ-VP 8, which is designed for extreme heavy haulage under the most demanding conditions. It also comes with a very low dropdeck section (200-millimeter profile) and a deep excavator boom recess of constant width. With a permissible fifth wheel load of up to 40 tons, it has an outstanding load carrying capacity and low deadweight and is thus ideal for transporting high loads and machines. In addition, fast coupling and uncoupling of the front bogie means extremely short setup times for high capacity utilization. “The STZ-VP 8 is capable of carrying the highest possible payloads in the drop deck and with the optional use of a front bogie has the flexibility to handle any cargo. As a result, heavy loads can be transported quickly over long distances without having to make any major detours,” says Marco Ceresa.