Lower version of K25 new from Scheuerle

By Alex Dahm25 June 2021

Negotiating a tight turn with a wind turbine tower section Wind energy is a target market for the new Scheuerle K25 L modules which are designed to handle loads with a high centre of gravity

Specialized transport equipment manufacturer Scheuerle in Germany has developed a new version of its K25 platform trailer modules to better deal with high centre of gravity loads, for example, wind turbine components.

The K25 L, where the “L” indicates low, has a reduced load height even though it has larger diameter tyres. Its improved design gives greater stability when moving loads with a high centre of gravity. Capacity is 23 tonnes per axle or 13.9 tonnes at 80 km/h.

As wind turbines get bigger so have the dimensions and weight of the components. With this the centre of gravity of the components has also moved up, requiring greater stability from the transporter and a lower loading height.

To achieve these improvements in performance the module’s track is 2,100 mm, claimed by the manufacturer to be 10 per cent more than competing products. Overall width of the on-road modules are 3,000 mm. At 285/70 R 19.5, the tyres used are larger and more robust, Scheuerle said. Even with larger tyres, the lowered platform height is 875 mm when loaded and 910 mm unloaded.

Suspension travel is 680 mm and the maximum steering angle is +/- 60 degrees. A 30 per cent higher torsional stiffness compared to similar products is claimed by the manufacturer for the K25 L to help with safer cornering.

Modules are available with two, three, four or six axles and can be configured with goosenecks, drawbars, swivel bolsters, bridges and tower adapters.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Long Reads
How crane lifts and investment has boosted offshore growth
A period of spectacular lifts and plenty of wind farm investment suggest the offshore industry will continue to remain strong post-pandemic. Niamh Marriott reports
Your guide to the SC&RA Annual Conference
ACT’s Show Guide to the SC&RA Annual Product’s Fair in San Antonio.
How did Saudi Aramco perform this major lift at Fadhili gas plant?
Early 2021 saw a critical lift performed at the Fadhili gas plant in Saudi Arabia when a reboiler tube was removed for inspection. Mustafa Al Abdulmohsin reports
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Alex Dahm Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport Tel: +44(0) 1892 786 206 E-mail: alex.dahm@khl.com
Mike Posener Sales Manager Tel: +353 860 431 219 E-mail: mike.posener@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA