Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Wasel makes ADDrive debut

October 17 - German heavy haulage provider Wasel has transported a 290-tonne transformer from Bad Honnef to Ibbenbüren using a 14-axle Goldhofer trailer equipped with its new heavy-duty drive unit, the ADDrive.

HLPFI reported in April that Goldhofer had launched the ADDrive unit at the bauma exhibition in Munich.

The heavy-duty drive unit intends to combine the benefits of a towed module with those of a self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) in terms of tractive force, speed, flexibility and economics.

Using its ADDrive for the first time, Wasel initially transported the transformer onto a pontoon, which carried the cargo along the Rhine and Mittellandkanal to Recke, where it was carefully rolled off the barge.

In Recke, Wasel added four axles to the trailer before beginning its overland transport to a coal-fired power station in Ibbenbüren, equipped with just one towing tractor unit.

The ADDrive unit was used to help tackle steep gradients en route, with a second towing tractor only required once on an 800 m long slope with a gradient of over 8.5 percent.

 

 

www.wasel-krane.de

www.goldhofer.de

Heavy Lift | News

Africa faces debt crisis thumbnail image

Africa faces debt crisis

March 27 - A research study by the Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) states that many poor African countries are already suffering from a debt crisis as a result of Covid-19.
Views: 388
Reynolds slides to success thumbnail image

Reynolds slides to success

March 27 - Reynolds Transfer and Storage has used Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment to remove and replace a transformer in Madison, Wisconsin.
Views: 577
BIFA calls to extend Brexit transition thumbnail image

BIFA calls to extend Brexit transition

March 27 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling on the UK government to request an extension to the Brexit transition period.
Views: 665
Broekman boosts capacity with Konecranes thumbnail image

Broekman boosts capacity with Konecranes

March 27 - Broekman Logistics has taken delivery of a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane at its multipurpose terminal at the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 446

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.