Faymonville, a specialty trailer manufacturer headquartered in Luxembourg, recently launched the payload-optimized VarioMAX Plus lowbed trailer line for transporting the heaviest construction machines.
The newly launched trailer, which Faymonville says combines the advantages of its VarioMAX and CombiMAX systems, is engineered to handle payloads up to 115 US tons at 13-ton axle loads.
The design is based on “Joker axle” technology, the company said.
“The strengths of the VarioMAX Plus low bed semi-trailer lie in its ability to transport high payloads, its modular versatility and maneuverability,” said Rainer Noe, product manager at Faymonville. “This allows for a one-axle bogie to be integrated either behind the gooseneck or the low bed when a higher payload needs to be moved.
“In this respect, the user can choose between one or two intersections in his combination.”
Combination conversions can be carried out quickly and easily, the company claimed, and the compact design makes the vehicle maneuverable in tight construction sites and access roads.
On the bogies in the VarioMAX Plus range, customers can choose between 19.5-inch or compact 17.5-inch tires, Faymonville said. Pendle axle technology is employed across the board.
“This type of axle is specially designed for use on difficult terrain,” Noe said. “It enables a maximum total stroke of 600 millimeters, as well as an extreme steering angle of up to 60 degrees.”
Pendulum movements enable optimum axle compensation between the individual axles on uneven surfaces and differing ground clearances, the company maintained.
The front pendle axle bogies can be uncoupled from the gooseneck, if required, and transported on the lowbed when unladen. The versatile lowbed range of the VarioMAX Plus works for numerous applications, as it includes excavator decks, outer beam decks in different heights, and hydraulically widening vessel bridges.