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Aug 24, 2007

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© Reuse this Heavy lift specialist Vanguard recently completed its first job using its revolutionary new Goldhofer modular, multi- axle trailer system. The trailer, which is imported from Germany, complements the company’s existing services and in its largest configuration has a 620-t on-site load capacity.

The Goldhofer, configured into two separate units, was used to transport a 90-t gas turbine generator and a 65-t stator from Durban harbour to a power station near Witbank.

Vanguard project manager Luc Tellier says that the job involved the transportation,

coordination, rigging and offloading of the turbine modules. The company also obtained all the necessary road clearances for the abnormal loads.

“The most obvious advantage of having the Goldhofer trailer system is saving time. From Durban harbour to Mpumalanga, including on- and offloading, the job took four days to complete. The system can be broken up into various combinations, which can be pulled or pushed by the two SLT Mercedes Titan 650-hp horses that were imported with the trailer,” Tellier says.

“The modular system can be established on-site quickly and effectively as the empty trailer can be broken up and loaded onto itself. This causes minimal disruption to traffic as it is not classified as an abnormal load and the Goldhofer can be on-site, anywhere nationally, within 24 hours,” he explains.
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