Portugal’s Laso Transportes has invested EUR30 million (USD32.8 million) in its fleet over the course of this year, most recently bringing in equipment for handling large wind turbine blades.
The FlexMax trailers from Belgian manufacturer Faymonville can handle wind turbine blades measuring up to 120 m in length. They can also be used for precast elements, beams, and steel/iron structures with a gross weight capacity in transit of 108.4 tonnes, said Laso.
In September, Laso has bolstered its heavy-duty trailer fleet with new equipment from Goldhofer, including two Goldhofer PST/SL-E trailers, with 10 axle lines and a control powerpack, which have a capacity of 450 tonnes. The company also invested in four tower adapters from heavy haulage manufacturer Nooteboom, as well as 18 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x4 heavy-duty prime movers, during August.