Besides earthmoving, demolition and construction work, the Czech specialists from APB Pilzen are also known for their successful tram transportation projects. Faymonville is their reliable partner to deliver the suitable material. To bring APB to the next level, a new modular CombiMAX fleet has been delivered. A 7-axle loading platform and a 2-axle bogie have been developed to fit the specific requirements to transport trams and wagons.
Semi-trailer with cranked axles
The technical plus is the use of cranked axles, whereby Faymonville could reduce the loading height in driving position to 740 millimetres. The railway vehicles will be pulled onto the trailer by a powerful winch, the incorporated rail guides in the loading platform of the semi low loader allows this process to be master successfully. These guides are adaptable which makes it possible to choose variable rail widths of 1000, 1450 or 1670 millimetres – depending on the tram widths in different countries.
Besides the telescopic loading platform, the CombiMAX can be extended by mountable elongation beams with lengths of 6,000 mm, 6,000 mm and 7,000 mm. These elongation beams are designed in such a way that the installation is possible without a crane. The extension elements are fitted with rail wheels, folding supports with roller foot and hydraulic supports to allow a mounting with only the truck.
Special ramps for the un-/loading process
The hydraulically liftable and lowerable rear extension – the so called „Accordion ramps“ – enables a secure loading and unloading process and optimises the load distribution. The integrated rail extensions of the „Accordion ramps“ allow the rapid assembly of a loading ramp with a maximum slope of 2.5 degrees. This is possible without using a forklift truck or similar. The rear extension part also supports up to 14 tonnes of payload during the transport. Thereby, the truck can be significantly relieved and the load distribution is further improved.
A specific project where APB Pilzen could rely on the technical knowledge of Faymonville for these kind of projects. Our specialists are able to cope with even the most complex specifications and come up with an optimal technical and economic solution. A detailed instruction has been given by our trainee Jef to the APB team to assure a perfect handling in the upcoming jobs.
Publication date: 02/2022