It is based on the 2, mm container width and has an innovative 50 tonnes capacity per axle line. Drastic change has characterised the SPMT market in recent years as three of the world's largest suppliers were acquired by one owner. The original 2, mm wide transporter has four wheels per axle line and computer controlled and electronic multi-directional steering. Current offerings from manufacturers in Germany, France and Italy are container-sized SPMT systems with a gross capacity of 36 to 40 tonnes per axle line. Goldhofer has taken a different approach with its design of the Mega PST by incorporating market requests to increase capacity per axle line.
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Some say the SPMT is the unsung hero of the heavy transport industry. The module is also now available with what Goldhofer is calling the Speedrive option, which allows the drive axles to be operated in freewheel mode.
This means transportation companies can tow the module under full load thus speeding up operations. The tractive power of the module has also been increased, weighing in at kN. They will primarily be used to transport large plant components for the energy industry and equipment for refineries. It now has almost double the tractive power of the previous version, coming in at hp. When the vehicle is in towed mode, rather than self-propelled mode, there is no oil flow in the hydromechanical drive system.
Goldhofer says this prevents overheating in the drive and minimises wear. It also means that when in self-propelled mode it cannot overheat even during under continuous operation with high loads. As with the previous generation the drive can be controlled via radio remote which offers a choice of driving modes.
Depending on the operating situation the drive can be connected or disconnected and the module moved with or without the assistance of a tractor. When crossing a bridge, for example, the PowerPack can be used as the sole drive with the tractor uncoupled so as to significantly reduce overall weight.
Goldhofer says Addrive is easily installed in trailer and semi-trailer combinations and can be combined with drop decks and long-load turntables.
Modules can also be coupled together to form longitudinal and parallel combinations and synchronised with other Goldhofer Addrive modules. The new drive unit also incorporates an electronic braking system, which Goldhofer claims as a world first in a vehicle of this type.
Self propelled transport equipment manufacturer Cometto, part of trailer manufacturer Faymonville since , launched the SyncBox earlier in Cometto recently delivered a six-axle self-propelled MSPE trailer with a capacity of 40 tonnes per axle line to German crane and transport company Gertzen Autokrane and Transporte.
The combination provides a loading area of 8. Developed in conjunction with trailer manufacturer Scheuerle, TPA is a 1, hp powered trailer system used as an alternative to self propelled modular transporter and prime movers. Safety is one of several benefits of TPA.
The four kilometre section of the route to the Narvik site that Mammoet were required to complete involved climbing an 18 per cent gradient and navigating 12 to 14 hairpin bends. With each generator weighing 74 tonnes and each hub weighing 47, we needed to use the TPA system to maintain safety. TPA is a module of six axle lines, the central four of which are driven. The engine drives hydraulic pumps as part of a hydraulic power pack unit.
It has twice the pulling force of a conventional prime mover, Mammoet said. Fewer prime movers are needed and it offers a tighter turning radius. The TPA comprises a module of six axle lines, the middle four of which are driven.
Mammoet has also been busy utilising its SPMT fleet on various jobs around the world. In the company claimed to have the largest SPMT fleet in the world, with more than 3, axle lines based at strategic locations. It also used 96 axle lines of SPMT in a configuration of 4 x 2 file 24, along with skid shoes varying from to 1, tonnes capacity to lengthen two vessels in a shipyard in Palermo, Italy.
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The new, so-called Mega PST, based on the 2. In recent years the market for SPMTs — the original 2. Currently, manufacturers from Germany, France and Italy offer container-sized SPMT-systems that have a gross capacity of 40 to 44 tons 36 to 40 metric tons per axle line. According to Goldhofer, engineers took a different approach with their design of the Mega PST by incorporating market requests to increase capacity per axle line. The new design offers a gross capacity of 56 tons 50 metric tons per line, a mere 10 to 14 tons extra compared to current SPMTs on the market. Of course it should be remembered that the roadway to be travelled can support the increased axle loading and that the load itself has a large enough bearing area. In a way, this also applies to the frame and other components of the Mega PST.
Goldhofer launches Mega PST