Samuel Amsler moves abnormal load

By Christian Shelton20 April 2021

Swiss transportation specialist Samuel Amsler moved a large 24 tonne steel container 100 km across Switzerland. To move the container Samuel Amsler used a two-axle MegaMax low bed semi-trailer made by Luxembourg-headquartered special vehicle manufacturer Faymonville.

The semi-circular container was loaded from an inland vessel onto the drop deck in Muttenz, Switzerland. From here it travelled to the unloading point in Emmen near Lucerne.

The container was 21 metres long and the overall combination length was 32 metres. The semi-trailer’s hydraulic suspension, which can be lifted or lowered by 600 millimetres, enabled crash barriers and road signs to be avoided by the load, which partly protruded by 1.86 metres at the sides. The semi-trailer’s pendle axle bogie has a steering angle of 60 degrees which Samuel Amsler said helped it complete all turning manoeuvres. The bogie steering can be operated by remote control. According to Samuel Amsler, having a driver’s assistant with the RC greatly helped the company navigate tricky sections of the route. The journey took place over the course of one night.

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