New equipment mover from Broshuis

15 April 2008

Dutch specialist trailer manufacturer Broshuis has launched a fit-for-duty semi lowbed trailer, writes Gino Koster. The new semi is focused on quick and efficient transport of self-propelled equipment, especially forklift trucks and access plant. The basis for the new semi was laid by combining the experience and requests from specialist hauliers Maat Group and its client, access rental company SGB.

The three axle semi lowbed has an extendable bed. To load on to the gooseneck, the lowbed floor, between the axles and the neck, can be raised hydraulically to an angle of 7 degrees. On the floor is 40 mm timber for maximum grip to scaffold pole frames but a metal floor can be specified.

Many types of plant equipment have low ground clearance and poor gradeability so a shallow ramp is needed to avoid using a winch. A set of 5 m ramps are fitted, giving a gradient of 8 degrees, and they have tapered ends.

Additional features include U-sections fitted to the inside of the ramps at three heights to support the mast of access equipment. The ramps can be used at loading docks.

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