Aug 24, 2012
New trailer features hydraulically movable axlesBack
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Germany-based vehicle manufacturer Scheuerle has, along with its sister company, Nicolas, in France, developed a new type of semitrailer featuring hydraulically movable axles.
Apart from the standard Superflex trailer version, single-telescopic and double-telescopic models are also available.
The Scheuerle and Nicolas semitrailer provides a high degree of flexibility.
Vehicles with the single-telescopic version are able to move the two front axle lines when telescoped between the gooseneck and rear suspension in 500 mm increments. For vehicles with the double- telescoping function, the axles can be moved towards the gooseneck, as well as to the rear suspension.
With this innovation, it is possible to adapt the vehicle to suit the respective position of the payload centre of gravity and ensure optimum use for each axle line.
The technical axle load of the Superflex varies, depending on the type of tyre used.
The power supply for the vehicle hydraulics is supplied either through the tractor hydraulics or by means of an external power pack unit (PPU). An electric PPU can also be integrated into the gooseneck.
The new low-bed semitrailer with pendulum axles has an axle compensation of about 650 mm. In particular, this is essential to ensure careful handling of both frame and vehicle when operating on rough terrain.
In addition, the steering angle of 60° provides maximum manoeuvrability.
In spite of the compact design, 1.5 m axle line spacings can be realised, which facilitates the approval procedure with regard to driving over bridges, owing to the better load distribution.
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