The »STEPSTAR«, Goldhofer’s new generation of self-tracking semi low loaders launched in 2020 is now available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new »MEGA« gooseneck.
The three- to five-axle semi-trailers feature an efficient load securing system and a practical range of accessories.
“There is no change, of course, with regard to the existing and proven advantages of the »STEPSTAR« family but the wheel recess version and the »MEGA« gooseneck make for an even wider range of applications,” said Goldhofer Sales director Europe / North Africa, Robert Steinhauser.
The new »STEPSTAR« semi lowloaders again score with a very low deadweight resulting in higher payloads.
Thanks to the use of premium components, maintenance intervals are reportedly longer and total cost of ownership is lower than that of comparable trailers. That means real savings on overall fleet operations.
With an intelligent lashing system, easy operation, and flexible setup options, all the vehicles in the »STEPSTAR« family offer a high level of safety plus cost-effective operations.
That applies even more to the version with wheel recesses and the new gooseneck.
The new »STEPSTAR« series comes with a choice of one or two pairs of wheel recesses. This enables extremely high construction machines to be transported where maximum height regulations would otherwise be a problem. The wheel recesses have a low entry angle and cross ribs for safe loading with wheeled vehicles with a low approach/departure angle. The depth of the wheel recesses can also be adjusted to the ground clearance of the machine to be loaded. A simple and well designed recess cover ensures fast setup times when other cargo needs to be carried.
With the extendable variants in particular, aluminium spacers can be used to facilitate transportation of wheeled vehicles with different wheelbases. The flat approach angle of the folding ramps is ideal for vehicles with low ground clearance, such as screen and crusher plants. The optional ‘TraffideckGO’ low-wear, anti-slip polymer decking offers a high coefficient of friction for maximum safety when loading and traveling.
The new optional »MEGA« gooseneck enables greater versatility as the height difference between the loading area and the gooseneck is reduced to a minimum. This permits transportation divided loads, general cargos, and even a 40′ or two 20′ containers for a total rig length of 16.5m.
In other news, German freight forwarder, KAHL Group, used Goldhofer equipment to transport six huge heat exchangers from engineering works near the port of Haren on the River Ems to a cargo vessel destined for Russia.