Goldhofer debuts new generation Stepstar trailer

By D.Ann Shiffler03 May 2021

The second version of the Stepstar is available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new “Mega” gooseneck.

The Stepstar is Goldhofer’s new generation of self-tracking semi lowloader trailers, which were launched in 2020. The newest three- to five-axle semitrailers offer intelligent details, such as an efficient load securing system combined with user-friendly operation and a practical range of accessories, Goldhofer said.

The second version of the Stepstar is available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new “Mega” gooseneck.

“There is no change, of course, with regard to the existing and proven advantages of the Stepstar family, said Robert Steinhauser, Goldhofer’s sales director for Europe and North Africa, “but the wheel recess version and the Mega gooseneck make for an even wider range of applications.”

Goldhofer’s Stepstar is now available with wheel recesses for the construction industry.

With a low deadweight, the new Stepstar semi lowloaders feature an intelligent lashing system, easy operation, and flexible setup options, Goldhofer said. The new Stepstar series comes with a choice of one or two pairs of wheel recesses. This enables extremely high construction machines to be transported where maximum height regulations would otherwise be a problem. The wheel recesses have a low entry angle and cross ribs for safe loading with wheeled vehicles with a low approach and departure angle. The depth of the wheel recesses can also be adjusted to the ground clearance of the machine to be loaded.

A simple and well designed recess cover ensures fast setup times when other cargos are to be carried, Goldhofer said. With the extendable variants, aluminum spacers can be used to facilitate transportation of wheeled vehicles with different wheelbases. The flat approach angle of the folding ramps is ideal for vehicles with low ground clearance, such as screen and crusher plants. The optional “TraffideckGO” low-wear, anti-slip polymer decking offers a high coefficient of friction for maximum safety when loading and travelling.

The new optional Mega gooseneck allows more different loads to be transported as the height difference between the loading area and the gooseneck is reduced to a minimum. This permits transportation divided loads, general cargos, and even a 40-foot (12 meter) or two 20-foot (6 meter) containers for a total rig length of 16.5 meters.

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