First Faktor 5 for Allelys
By Laura Hatton01 July 2014
The fifth Goldhofer Faktor 5 vessel bridge has been handed over to a UK company, Allelys Heavy Haulage.
This version of the Faktor 5 is the first to be delivered to the UK. It has a payload-to-deadweight ratio of 5:1 and will be used for transporting heavy loads, including transformers, generators and large industrial components. “This extremely efficient system offers safe and reliable transportation for loads of up 500 tonnes with a deadweight of 100 tonnes,” the manufacturer said.
The bridge is designed for use as both a conventional high girder bridge and a vessel bridge. “That greatly improves the vehicle’s flexibility and equips our customer for every possible operational requirement,” Stefan Fuchs, Goldhofer CEO added.
The Faktor 5 was handed over during the company's Innovation Days event on 26 and 27 June at Goldhofer’s headquarters in Memmingen, Germany. Goldhofer also presented a new range of heavy duty modular transporters and self propelled modules, including the PST/ES-E 6 (315) and the PST/ES-E (285) modular transporter. The PST/ES-E 6 (315) has an axle load of 45 tonnes and the PST/ES-E (285) is fitted with electronic multi-way steering and hydraulically adjustable track width.
Also on show was an updated range of Goldhofer trailers with the Goldhofer MPA axle technology with wishbone type suspension. A range of models designed for the North American market were also on show, including the THP/CA heavy-duty module and THP/DL Dual Lane system. Stefan Fuchs said, “This world first is Goldhofer’s precision response to the needs of customers in North America.”
“These innovations explain how Goldhofer, a family business with a tradition going back over more than three centuries, has been able to maintain its position for years as the world market leader for the most demanding transport operations,” Stefan Fuchs said, “Every euro we earn is invested in the development and production of innovative vehicles. That and our excellent workforce are the main reason why we continue to set the pace and the standard in heavy haulage technology.”