Goldhofer equipment now in Australia

Global heavy transport specialist ALE is the first company to commission Goldhofer’s widening THP/-SL split modules for use in Australia.

Reportedly, the German heavy equipment brand has already delivered 40 axle lines with the new system and is now rolling it out in Oceania.

A long-standing Goldhofer client, ALE opted for the THP/-SL split modules due to the company’s new hydraulic width adjustment system.

“The various vehicle combinations possible can be used at maximum axle load on the public roads of all six Australian states,” said Horst Haefele, Sales Director Heavy Duty Modules at Goldhofer. “The system enables the width of the THP/SL modules to be quickly changed without the use of a crane or other lifting equipment.

“This [purchase] means ALE can react with extreme flexibility to the Australian regulations and can handle a wide range of transport operations more efficiently and economically.”

The ALE modules have a wheelbase of 1,800mm and an adjustable width of 3,480 mm to 4,900mm to ensure the vehicles can be adjusted to varying road regulations.

“A further advantage of this new and innovative system is that the THP/SL split modules can also be used with a basic width of 3,000 mm for combination with Goldhofer’s self-propelled PST series with axle loads of up to 45 tonnes,” said David Purslow, General Manager of Global Operations at ALE.

According to Purslow, that makes it possible to employ the basic modules in the THP/SL series for off-road working too, e.g. transporting mining excavators and other heavy loads in the mining industry. “For this investment, we placed particular importance on providing a user-friendly solution and practical operation to ensure that our people out in the field have the optimum transport solution at their disposal,” he said.

Horst Haefele added, “Needless to say, the modules with hydraulic width adjustment can also be combined with turntables or drop decks. That further extends the range of applications available with these THP/SL modules, providing the optimum configuration with minimum effort for every transport requirement.”

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