Goldhofer Selects Stepstar for Solutrans 2023 – Heavy Lift News
31 Jul 2023

Goldhofer Selects Stepstar for Solutrans 2023

At this year’s SOLUTRANS, Goldhofer will be represented with its proven STEPSTAR semi-trailer. A self-tracking semitrailers with premium quality engineering, high payloads at low deadweights, and an unmatched load securing system. The trailer offers a wide range of applications for the transport of heavy and oversized loads. It enables transport companies to handle a variety of transport tasks throughout Europe. Flexibility for universal applications – the STARLINE range.

Premium quality at attractive prices. This was the motto Goldhofer chose for the launch of its successful STARLINE family of vehicles. Today the STEPSTAR range comprises an impressive – and growing – variety of semi-trailers.

  • 3 to 6 axle with payloads of up to 84t
  • Choice of loading lengths with or without extension
  • Available with MEGA gooseneck for optimum utilization of the entire vehicle length as a loading area, e.g. for transporting containers
  • Available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses in the loading area for transporting high construction machines
  • Platform model with one- or two-piece ramps with an extremely low load angle for loading low-floor vehicles
  • Available with a long and wide excavator boom recess in an open design to carry bigger excavator booms
  • Choice of self-tracking or forced steering

An intelligent – and indispensable – load securing concept, ease of operation, and flexible setup options are all part of the package, too.

The STEPSTAR presented at SOLUTRANS has been specially adapted for the French market and optimized for the French approval regulations. “This means that our western neighbours also have a flexible and innovative transport vehicle at their disposal that makes their fleets safer, more flexible and more economical.”, says Bernard Bonvalot, Goldhofer’s sales representative for the French market.

The model offers a high degree of safety and makes life easier for the driver. Various materials are available for the deck, such as sheet steel with anti-slip coating or the low-wear TRAFFIDECKTM GO polymer flooring co-developed by Goldhofer. This not only saves weight but also reduces loading height and has an outstanding coefficient of friction compared to conventional wooden or rubber flooring. It also ensures maximum safety during loading and on the road. Its low dead weight and the resulting payload make it an all-rounder in the cross-border logistics and construction sectors.

The vehicles can also be fitted with the CARGOPLUS® low-profile tyres developed by Goldhofer, which offer the twin advantages of higher payloads and lower loading heights. CARGOPLUS® 60 supports axle loads of 10t compared with 8t with 205 tyres, while CARGOPLUS® 80 corresponds to 245 tyres and delivers a 75mm reduction in loading height for the same axle load of 12t at a speed of 80 km/h. This translates into the ability to move taller and heavier construction machinery, which in turn means greater versatility, more flexibility and fewer detours due to height restrictions on the route.

 

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