Highway Giant highlight from Scheuerle
By Christian Shelton03 March 2017
In the transport equipment sector, self-propelled modular transport equipment specialist, Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik, part of the Tii Group from Germany, showed its Scheuerle Highway Giant PB - a dual-lane trailer with Power Booster which can be folded together for more efficient mobilisation by allowing permit-free travel on empty runs.
The company says the design not only allows different vehicle widths, but also enables the vehicle to be safely widened when under load. To achieve an optimal payload to dead weight ratio, the bogie units are designed with a lightweight but stable construction. A gooseneck or drawbar is used as a connection to the truck tractor so equipment such as spacer coupling elements or decks can also be incorporated.
According to the Tii Group, the centrepiece of the Highway Giant is its pendulum axle technology. The company said that the hydraulic cylinders in the pendulum axles provide the greatest displacement volume on the market to be able to drive under and pick up loads. An auxiliary power unit provides additional thrust and facilitates use as a self-propelled vehicle without a tractor. In certain circumstances the need for a second tractor during transportation can be eliminated. In addition, the auxiliary power unit means that the load can also be easily manoeuvred when it has reached its destination, the company added.