Bavarian business, BTK Logistics, is partially renewing its fleet with 50 new Kögel trailers tailored for low tare weight.
The 50 new Light Plus trailers of the NOVUM generation are equipped with the new Kögel external frame profile and body as standard. This, according to the OEM, enables, for example, the lashing of the cargo in the VarioFix perforated steel external frame when there are aluminium lattices in the depot. The 13 pairs of lashing shackles, included as standard, have grip hooks at the sides for easier handling, and have a tensile force of 2,500kg.
For increased payload, the front wall, including the front volume corner posts, the rear corner posts and the rear wall door portal are made from aluminium as standard.
Kögel Light Plus trailers have the DIN EN 12642 Code XL load-securing certification.
The standard Kögel KTA trailer axles fitted on the Light Plus trailers are reportedly easy to maintain, while providing excellent tracking and reliability. Kögel said the unique ‘double suspension’ of the KTA, made from a soft rubber bearing and a spring steel wishbone, not only enhances the driving characteristics of the trailer but also reduces tyre wear.
To further reduce the weight of the trailers, BTK opted for aluminium roof support frames and air tanks. A total of four rows of aluminium lattices, distributed over the post height, hold the load in place and protect the tarpaulin, according to the OEM. The floor load-bearing capacity of the vehicle is increased to 7,200kg with a reinforced frame. To withstand heavy daily use of the ramp, a 720-millimetre-long transition plate is mounted above the rear end beam, while for enhanced impact protection, the rear of the vehicle is equipped with protective rubber bumpers. The protective bumper is completed by an eight-millimetre-thick transverse steel angle over the entire width, and a locking cam protection in the middle of the frame end plate. Further customised equipment includes ADR certification complete with the corresponding equipment, an axle lift for the first axle, two pallet storage boxes and toolboxes.
As with all Kögel vehicles for the forwarding industry, the entire vehicle frame on the Kögel Light Plus has long-term corrosion protection provided by nano cathodic dip-paint coating and subsequent painting.