German heavy haulage and construction material recycling specialist, Friedrich Stingel GmbH, has purchased a second XLE low loader from oversized cargo haulage vehicle manufacturer Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft. The company purchased the low loader in exactly the same configuration as a previous model XLE it bought back in 2011.
Stingel’s new XLE 8, which is extendible by three metres, has a three-axle platform bogie at the front and a five-axle bogie at the back with a maximum axle load of 12 t each (technically permissible axle load: 14 t), paired with a four-axle Volvo FH 16 750 engine. Total weight is 131 t for a payload of 85 t. With the extendible drop deck, the combination has a maximum length of 29 metres. According to Goldhofer, the XLE also has: pendular axles with a vertical axle stroke of +/-300 mm; a choice of vehicle widths; a compact gooseneck with dual-circuit steering; compact dimensions; a low deadweight; and a range of extension positions.
The XLE will be used to transport the mobile crushers and screening plants operated by Stingel’s subsidiary, SBR Stingel Baustoffrecycling GmbH.
“Having two identical combinations with the same axle spacing gives us much greater operative flexibility,” said Christoph Stingel, managing director at Friedrich Stingel GmbH. “And in future we only have to make one application for a transport permit, as it will apply to both combinations.”