De Groen Transport takes delivery of Flexible MegaMAX Lowbed Semi-Trailer – Heavy Lift News
11 Jul 2022

De Groen Transport takes delivery of Flexible MegaMAX Lowbed Semi-Trailer

Netherlands based De Groen Transport is well-known for the transport of agricultural equipment. Recently the company has taken delivery of a new 3-axle lowbed semi-trailer from Faymonville, with a lowered loading platform with hydraulic width adjustment.

This is the second delivery of such a vehicle with this configuration to be used on Europe’s roads.

 

 

The special feature of these trailers is the flexibility of the loading platform. “That’s a significant advantage, especially with regard to the variety of farming machines”, explains Faymonville Sales Manager Arnold Luxen, and he goes on to list the technical details. “The outer area of the lowbed is lowered by 180 mm, which achieves a lower overall height. Integrated recesses with a length of over 1,800 mm serve as wheel recesses and achieve a further gain in height, depending on the load. If they aren’t used, bridging elements form a closed loading platform when not used.”

 

 

The width of the lowbed semi-trailer can be adjusted hydraulically by remote control. And independently for each side. Overall, the basic width of 2,540 mm can be extended up to a maximum of 3,190 mm. Arnold Luxen explains further practical advantages. “The hydraulic width adjustment saves a great deal of time as there is no need to manually pull out widening flaps and place boards on top. The driver’s health and safety benefit from this ergonomic working practice.”

Since self-loading trailers, combine harvesters and harvesting machines also differ in length, the basic length of the MegaMAX of 8,200 mm can be variably extended by a further 5,000 mm. The gooseneck with central beam can be uncoupled for the loading process. Pendle-axles with a stroke of 600 mm and a 60° steering angle ensure optimum driving behavior and a large ground clearance if necessary.

 

 

Source Faymonville

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