Two new low loaders from Goldhofer
By Lindsay Gale08 September 2010
Hannover Messe, Germany was the venue for the 2010 IAA Commercial Vehicle tradeshow at which Goldhofer introduced two new semi-low loaders to the market.
The first of these, the STZ-L 3, is intended to the transport of construction equipment. This new lowloader is easily converted from straight to lowbed loading deck to offer a high degree of versatility, says the company. Machines with weights up to 36 tonnes can be carried within a gross length of 16.5 m (54.2 ft). Further, the use of a narrow axle with a lateral loading deck provides a payload centre of gravity that allows heavy vehicle transport without the risk of overloading the tractor. A 5.6 m (18.4 ft) dropdeck that reaches over the length of the axle allows construction equipment with long tracks/wheelbases to be easily loaded.
The STZ-VP 6 is an over-rideable semi-lowloader with pendular axles.