German OEM, Kässbohrer, unveiled its extended low-bed and special vehicles product range at its Goch plant on 11 April.
The event – Low-Bed Day – was hosted by Kässbohrer Board Member, İffet Türken, with industry participants including the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport (ESTA) and Mobile Cranes.
“For over 125 years, Kässbohrer has been developing vehicles that have pushed the boundaries of vehicle engineering,” Türken said in the welcome speech.
“We are proud to present our new extended low-bed range. Staying true to our ethos, we are constantly innovating to meet our customer’s needs no matter how challenging they are,” she said – adding that Kässbohrer is investing in its production as well as research and development capabilities to build the next 125 years of success.
“Heavy Haulage transportation is the flagship of specialised transportation, requiring technical expertise as well as meticulous planning for road and load safety,” she said.
“Taking into account the challenges of heavy haulage transportation, Kässbohrer invests further in a new low-bed plant in Adapazari to be the high performing and long-lasting
business partner of heavy haulage companies.
“Having one of the most modern trailer factories in Europe with a total area of 365,000 square metres, Kässbohrer invests in a further 60,000 square metre low-bed factory with annual capacity of 2,500 vehicles, to be the highest capacity low-bed production in Europe. All manufacturing processes completed in a single hall, the new low-bed factory will operate according to Industry 4.0 principles with RFID latching, crane systems, barcode positioning technology, robot assisted chassis welding and painting as well as automatic surface blasting and metallisation carried out in the integrated coating and paint shop facilities.”
Kässbohrer has introduced a series of new heavy haulage products to it range including extendable low-bed and non-extendable low-beds for vehicles with hydraulic steering as well as low-loader range; the Low-Loader K.SLL comes with two- and three-axle confiogurations, equipped with hydraulic steering, hydro-pneumatuc suspension, remote steering and auto-alignment options.
The OEM also unveiled its Heavy-Duty Platform (K.SPA) Series, which is an extendable flatbed optimised for the safe transportation of heavy, long, flat and bulky goods. This semi-trailer platform has adaptable fifth wheel heights and an extendable chassis with sliding ramp features.
The Flex Carrier (K.SOK L) is Kässbohrer’s special truck transportation semi-trailer, which is extendable up to 16,00mm with two different combinations, has self-steering axles and foldable decking ramps.