The strengthening of the Goldhofer presence in the UK through the cooperation with the new sales partner „Specialist Trailer Hire Ltd.” (STH) is already showing first results. STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle »STEPSTAR« to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd.
The 4-axle «STEPSTAR« is single extendable and is equipped with 2 foldable hydraulic ramps, which allow an extremely low ramp angle. This makes the trailer ideally suited for any transport of movable work machines, even with a low ground clearance. However, all kinds of loads can be transported and moved with this trailer thanks to its extendibility. The self-tracking »STEPSTAR« excels with an outstanding payload-to-weight ratio and thanks to its intelligent design, allows a significant weight saving compared to competitor trailers. This results in a higher payload. With its sophisticated lashing concept and the use of robust and low-maintenance standard components, it offers a high degree of economy, availability, and durability.
„We are proud to take over the first Goldhofer »STEPSTAR« from STH. This 4 axle single extender dual plated for C&U and STGO work will support our company in the movement of crane ballast and assist with our machinery moving operations“, says Dan Wheatley, Safety & Transport Manager at Quinto, during the handover.
In response to the increased demand for Goldhofer's semi-trailers and heavy-duty modular systems, the German company has joined forces with a new sales and service partner: With immediate effect, Specialist Trailer Hire Ltd. is offering rental services and sales of Goldhofer’s heavy-duty transport solutions in England. The truck and trailer rental company, with depots in Leeds and Rotherham, is initially adding 16 of Goldhofer’s new »STEPSTAR« self-tracking semi-trailers to its rental fleet. In addition, STH has a comprehensive service offering covering all aspects of maintenance and repair for Goldhofer vehicles. “With Goldhofer, we now have a partner with global experience at our side and top-quality, cost-effective transport solutions in our portfolio. This enables us to deliver reliability, flexibility and long service life on attractive terms. And that is precisely what our customers are looking for,” says STH Director Mark Liversidge.
The addition of 16 »STEPSTAR« semi-trailers to its fleet seals the new partnership with Goldhofer for Spcialist Trailer Hire Ltd. – and will shortly give STH’s extensive customer base access to the self-tracking semi-trailers in the three-axle version with two-piece hydraulic ramps. They are ideal for transporting almost all self-propelled loads as well as various other cargos, and ensure fast and easy loading and unloading of the goods and machines. The vehicles, which come with a choice of tire size and frame options, are in the payload range of 30 to 45 tons. User-friendliness, practical accessories, »TraffideckGo« low-wear anti-slip polymer decking, and an intelligent lashing system are the hallmarks of the »STEPSTAR« models, as is a long and wide excavator boom recess. The 16 »STEPSTAR« semi-trailers include six “Plant Trailers“, i.e. 3-axle non-extending semi-trailers designed especially for transporting construction machinery on the UK market. For such major engineering programs as the UK’s new HS2 high-speed rail network, this version is in great demand due to its very low deadweight and resulting higher payload in the Cat 1 permit category. “The “Plant Trailer” gives us a practical universal semi-trailer for our customers. They benefit from a large number of advantages in terms of functionality and an impressive payload-to-deadweight ratio,” says a convinced Mark Howe, Sales manager UK Goldhofer, and he continues, “the bottom line is significantly greater efficiency and more economical operations.”
“With STH, we now have a strong partner in a great central location with a proven track record in terms of technical know-how and many years of experience in the industry. This guarantees renters and owners of Goldhofer transport systems full and fast professional service – including training – in the UK,” says Robert Steinhauser, Director of Sales Europe/Africa at Goldhofer AG.
STH – transport solutions for all requirements
For over 20 years, Specialist Trailer Hire Ltd. has been providing customized transport solutions for sale and rent for all industries. The wisdom of the business model chosen by the family-managed company, which was founded in 1968, is reflected in its prestigious customer base, which includes Tata Steel, Royal Mail, XPO Logistics, DHL, Aldi and many more. In addition to vehicle sales and rentals, the company offers a wide range of services including fleet maintenance, repairs and servicing, vehicle inspections as an authorized testing facility, and vehicle refurbishments.