The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in conjunction with tactical vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Defense, has ordered 170 PL2 pendular semi low loaders with eight-axle lines from Dutch trailer manufacturer Broshuis. According to Broshuis, the total order value is more than €50 million (US$56 million). The contract also includes provision for future service and support.
Broshuis said it won the contract after an initial tendering round and the delivery of three prototypes, which were extensively tested by TACOM for four months.
The order will be built in-house at Broshuis’ production facilities in Kampen, Netherlands. Broshuis said that following heavy investment over the last few years it now has the capacity to handle this order, together with another current order for four heavy haul trailers for the Danish army.