The new »FT SERIES« pivot-mounted pendulum axle combination offers unprecedented flexibility and investment security for the heavy haulage industry. This smart system combines semitrailers in the heavy payload class and heavy-duty module combinations, especially for on-road transportation. Thanks to intelligent configuration and accessory packages, the »FT SERIES« can be combined with almost all Goldhofer modules. The ultimate benefit of this new type of vehicle is that transportation system changes can be made without any difficulties at any time. This allows a flexible response to changing market requirements and reduces the total cost of ownership in the long term.
At the time of purchase, the »FT SERIES« can be adapted to individual requirements, thus avoiding the compromises that were often necessary in the past when placing an order. Basic width and bending moment, for example, can be individually specified for all standard bogies. And that is only the beginning: The highlight of this groundbreaking transport system is a new wheel set. With its intelligent design, the new unit not only offers an optimized suspension stroke of 640 mm and a steering angle of 60 degrees, but also the flexibility to adapt to changing requirements – even after purchase. There are five different single and twin tire options to choose from for a loading height of between 770 mm and 935 mm for axle loads of 22 t to 26 t. And that is not all: To facilitate easy integration of the new »FT SERIES« into the existing fleet, the axle suspension cylinders can be specified for compatibility with Goldhofer’s entire heavy-duty portfolio. This is the key to a system with almost unlimited combination capability.
This means that the »FT SERIES« can be used on a customized basis for combination with all existing module systems. “This enables customers to configure individual vehicle combinations for a perfect match with their momentary operational requirements,” says Robert Steinhauser, Vice President of Sales & Service Transport Technology, and he adds: “Existing vehicles are not replaced, but individually integrated into the new system.” Full integration is also possible with existing equipment such as cargo decks, goosenecks and turntables for long loads. The »FT SERIES« portfolio includes smart solutions such as rear bogies with an excavator boom recess, which are also optionally available with an extendable tele-spacer for lengthening the loading area on platform combinations.
The high quality standards achieved by Goldhofer’s transportation solutions are the key to decades of effective service. And yet changing market requirements can necessitate major spendings on new vehicles and business models. This problem is solved by the »FT SERIES« : Future requirements are taken into account at the time of purchase as changes to the transportation system can be made at any time without any problems. The »FT SERIES« also opens up previously untapped business opportunities. For example, the scope for modifications to the bogies means greater access to the pre-owned vehicle market, while cooperation with new partners and cross-rental business are also facilitated. The pool of potential customers in the event of a sale and of owners in the event of future additions to the fleet are no longer limited to those with the “right” vehicles – a big advantage in terms of the resale value of the fleet. “The overall concept of the »FT SERIES« leads to a sustainable reduction in total cost of ownership and provides our customers with the maximum flexibility for their future plan,” says Steinhauser.
The Goldhofer »FT SERIES« combines semitrailers of the heavy payload class and heavy-duty module combinations for the road transport. You can adapt this sophisticated transport system individually to your requirements and also to your existing fleet. Configure your basic vehicle simply and easily in just five steps.
Frame width: 2,550 mm / 2,750 mm / 3,000 mm
Tires: Single tires 225/60 R 17.5 • 245/70 R 17.5 • 285/70 R 19.5
Twin tires 205/65 R 17:5 • 215/75 R 17.5
Frame thickness: Standard bending moment
Increased bending moment
Axle compensation cylinders: Suitable for the entire Goldhofer-heavy-duty portfolio
THP/ET, THP/LTSO, THP/LT, THP/UT, THP/MT, THP/ST
THP/SL family, STZ-VP (285), PST family
Chassis variants: 1-axle till 6-axle