May 17 - Trier, Germany-based crane operator Steil Kranarbeiten has acquired mobile ancillary crane equipment from Dutch manufacturer Nooteboom.
Steil has expanded its fleet with the addition of several vehicles, including a 7-axle MCO-PX semi low-loader and two 5-axle Telestep ballast trailers.
Steil, which has branches in Germany, France and Luxembourg, is part of the Steilgroep which offers specialised crane services, special transport, recovery and towing, access platform and forklift truck hire.
Over the last few years, Steil has added some 15 Nooteboom ballast trailers, multi-trailers and OSDS semi low-loaders to its fleet.
The ballast trailer has a capacity of around 61 tonnes and a low load floor height to allow the loading of high and heavy material and containers together with ballast. It has been designed especially for the transport of crane parts and is equipped with turntable steering for manoeuvrability.