FlexMAX self-steering dolly trailer

Faymonville delivers dolly trailer tech with pendle axles

Dec. 17, 2019
Transport company received first of five FlexMAX units with a 4+5 configuration in October

Universal Transport, a heavy cargo specialist based in Paderborn, Germany, recently put into operation the first Faymonville FlexMAX self-steering dolly trailer with pendle axles.

The transport company took delivery of the first of five FlexMAX units with a 4+5 axle configuration in October.

“With Faymonville, the heavy cargo experts have a competent and capable partner,” the trailer manufacturer said.

Faymonville’s technology is a first in the field of the self-steering trailers, the company claimed. The concept is based on 19.5-inch pendle axles with single tires, which are fitted in the five-axle dolly chassis operated by Universal Transport. This type of axle enables a legal axle load of 12 tonnes (13.2 US tons) per line.

Combined with an also newly developed four-axle front dolly with single tires and 10-tonne axle load, the result is a payload of more than 100 tonnes (110.2 US tons), Faymonville maintained. This means increasingly heavy concrete beams can be flexibly transported to their destination.

The hydraulic suspension on the dolly trailer has a positive effect on road handling, which was demonstrated during the first transport jobs in recent weeks, Faymonville said. This new technology is available with four and five axles. As an alternative to the 19.5-inch tires, the self-steering trailer also can be outfitted with lower 17.5-inch tires.

The axle distance is 1,500 millimeters, and the basic width of the vehicle is 2,540 mm.

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