March 16 - Van der Vlist has invested in a combi-trailer, with a floor length of 15.65 m and maximum payload of 22 tonnes, which it says strengthens its capacity for wheeled equipment such as tractors, mini excavators and wheel loaders.
According to Van der Vlist, both parts of the combi-trailer are equipped with wheel wells that makes transportation of two pieces of wheeled equipment at the same time possible, rather than having to using one low loader for each machine.
The wheel wells can also be closed with sliding parts which, if desired, creates a completely flat floor. The rear part of the trailer can be lowered hydraulically, which creates a loading ramp of almost 4 m. Van der Vlist claims this is especially useful for wheeled equipment with a low ground clearance.
At Van der Vlist's terminal at the Port of Moerdijk, the Netherlands, it has assembled a hydrostatic port crane.
The parts were transported from Germany to the Port of Moerdijk where once assembled, the finished 93-tonne unit was then transported by crane barge to its final destination at the Port of Dagenham, UK.