Vossmann makes heavy comeback

By Christian Shelton03 April 2017

German haulage specialist Vossmann Logistik has completed a heavy transport project in Northern Germany, transporting a 105 tonne vortex vessel used to clean gas.

The move marks Vossmann's recent return to the 100 tonne-plus gross weight sector. To complete the job, Vossmann used a team of 35 men and a recent addition to its fleet: a Faymonville CombiMax trailer.

According to Faymonville, Vossmann added a package of 16 axle lines together with a flatbed, excavator deck and vessel deck to its fleet several months ago. It claims that this has enabled the company to pursue new challenges that suit the large payload and modular capabilities of the CombiMax. "The advantage is the great flexibility," said Vossmann’s project manager, Swen Siefken, speaking of the benefits of the new acquisition. "It allows us to respond to very diverse challenges with numerous possible combinations... [this is] particularly important in the heavy load sector, because some parameters can always change between initial planning and execution”.

In this job, it was not only the vessel's weigh Vossmann had to deal with but its 20-metre-length and seven-metre width. Faymonville claims the trailer's good manoeuvrability was key here. From start to finish, the project took three months. The vessel spent almost 15 hours on the road before being shipped to its next destination.

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