German OEM, Kögel, is set to showcase its user friendly and increased payload Kögel Trucker Tipper (KTT) at trade fair Bauma 2019 in Munich.
The KTT is a three-axle tipper trailer with 24 m³ loading volume and a weight-optimised frame. The trade fair display variant will feature a four-millimetre-thick floor, made of SSAB’s Hardox 450 steel, side walls made of highly wear-resistant five millimetre-thick aluminium sheet as well as a back wall made from a wear-resistant seven-millimetre-thick aluminium sheet. This combination is reportedly ideal for carting construction materials such as crushed rock or gravel.
Compared to a Kögel tipper trailer with four-millimetre-thick steel side walls and a four-millimetre-thick steel back wall, the new aluminium side walls and back wall enable a saving of up to 430 kilograms in tare weight.
When designing the KTT, the OEM focussed on achieving maximum user-friendliness through a combination of parts fitted as standard and an extensive range of accessory equipment. For example, the wheelbase of the KTT has been optimised so that the load is distributed as effectively as possible, resulting in better driving and manoeuvring characteristics, as well as increased stability while tipping on difficult terrain. In addition, the tipper body overhang of the tipper trailers has been extended by 170 millimetres. An optionally attachable chute is therefore no longer necessary, which will not only save money, but also weight. The optional angular plate on the underride guard and locking device, which can be swung upwards, combine to prevent soiling during tipping. The locking catches automatically retract into the rear end during unloading, protecting them from soiling and damage. In addition, this tailgate lock ensures that loose stones cannot get in the way during closing and allows the side walls to join smoothly with the rear wall gate.
The version of the KTT on display will be fitted with the optional Kögel LUXIMA multi-chamber LED tail light with integrated rear monitoring, which took third place at the international ‘Trailer Innovation 2017’ awards. To save space, the rear monitoring sensors are installed in the Kögel LUXIMA LED multi-chamber rear lights and the licence plate holder. This dispenses with the need for additional installation space at the rear of the trailer.
The KTT can also be fitted with the optional powered SAF TRAK axle as a traction support on steep inclines and difficult terrain. Two hydraulic radial piston motors located in the wheel hubs of the powered trailer axle provide the Kögel tipper trailer with a powerful extra boost. The drive system uses the hydraulic pressure generated by the tractor unit to raise the tipper.
The KTT is fitted with lightweight equipment, such as aluminium rims and aluminium air tanks, to achieve the highest possible payload. The exhibit at the Bauma 2019 features special equipment, such as a toolbox, a control pedestal, a roll-up cover, a lift axle and flashing side marker lights to increase traffic safety and prevent accidents when turning.
Nano ceramic technology and cathodic dip-paint coating together with a coat of UV varnish provide the entire frame and tipper body of the KTT with long-term corrosion protection.