The vehicle is based at the front on a 4-axle dolly with air suspension – optionally with 17.5” or 22.5” tyres – which can be configured for 6x4 and 8x4 or 8x4 and 10x4 tractor units.
“For the first time ever, 10x4 machines can take on such missions. The different base variants and the tyre options make the concept extremely interesting for the user”, says Product Manager Rainer Noe, explaining the flexible approach.
For towers with internal or external flange
The two installed tower adapters facilitate connection to the tower segments in 3-point or 4-point clamps without an additional frame. In the basic version, the components are conceived for internal diameters from 2,650 to 5,400 millimetres.
“And an extension to 6,300 millimetres is available if even larger tower segments need to be moved”, says Rainer Noe, describing the solution for possible XXL versions.
The two adapters are designed for maximum flexibility, as segments with an external flange can also be accommodated. Even the transport of various machine houses is possible with this system. The vertical stroke of 1,600 millimetres facilitates passing over high obstacles along the route, such as roundabouts, crash barriers or road boundaries.
Maximum operating safety is the priority
The 7-axle self-steering trailer is now setting new standards in road safety. “We are the only supplier on the market with a hydraulic suspension. This principle is used to raise or lower the self-steering trailer on one side, thereby increasing the stability of the convoy considerably in critical passages”, says Rainer Noe, describing the technology employed.
“The steering system has four steering cylinders for the front steering and four for the rear steering. For further optimisation of the safety aspect, the vehicle width is set to 2,750 millimetres.” Hydraulic and mechanical locking systems prevent inadvertent lowering or retraction of the adapter. The general handling is intuitive and simple.
When handling the adapter, the user is always in a safe area due to the standard remote controls and has a perfect overview when loading and unloading.
Everything for wind power
Wind power projects involve the transport of tower segments, hubs, machine houses and rotor blades.
With extendable low loaders, versatile lowbed semi-trailer variants, XXL flatbed trailers as well as heavy load modules and self-propelled vehicles from the Faymonville Group, all components of a wind farm are moved efficiently in terms of time and costs.
The range is supplemented by special equipment such as the blade lifter for the transport of wind turbine blades „over the last mile“ or powerful tower adapters.
Date of publication: 02/2024