Belgian company Faymonville has announced a new trailer concept for the North American on-road market.
Named HighwayMax, the extendible heavy haulage trailer can boast nine hydraulically steered pendulum axles and a technical payload of 260,000 lb (118,000kg).
“This double extendable highway multi-axle trailer was developed in order to meet the specific requirements of the trucking and hauling industry in the United States and Canada,” Faymonville commented – adding it was designed with loads like crane systems, pipeline elements and offshore structures in mind.
“It fully complies with national regulations in respect to axle group dimensions, allowing a maximum payload. The trailer can be easily retracted to attain a truck/trailer length not to exceed 90’ (27.4m), eliminating the need for escorts in most of the United States and Canada.”
According to Faymonville, the HighwayMax has a tare weight of approximately 62,500 lbs (28,350kg), with a loading platform that can be extended up to 89’ 2” (27.2m).
A hydraulic and mechanical 5th wheel load adjustment system allows for maximum operational flexibility, as well as hydraulic gooseneck compensation with the first axle group.
In related news, Faymonville also acquired the US patent rights for Dual Lane Multi-Axle Transport vehicles – also known as the “897 patent”.