Month: June 2019
Sönke Jordt | Volvo truck and ES-GE semitrailers12.06.2019
5 vehicles for Sönke Jordt
Volvo tractor unit, ES-GE megatrailer and semi-trailer
Just about 450 km lay between our company premises and the headquarters of Sönke Jordt Maschinen- und Schwertransport GmbH & CO. KG in Ratekau. Anyone who has ever taken a holiday on the Baltic Sea has most likely passed the home town of our long-time customer or even left the A1 in the direction of Timmendorfer Strand. For 25 years, the company has been known as a supplier for crane work, heavy transport, towing and salvaging service as well as landlord of forklift trucks.
Happy during pick up
It is difficult to answer, if the proximity to the beach is responsible for their consistent good mood during their visits on our premises. Maybe their mood is connected to the vehicles waiting in Essen for their pickup. This year, we had several visits from Ratekau and were able to hand over a total of five vehicles in 2019 to their new owner. It was time again in mid-May. Unfortunately, the sun stayed back a bit that day. The new owner and the two vehicles, however, beamed like sunshine.
Volvo tractor unit
A complete train was ready for pickup on our premises in Essen. The head of the combination is a Volvo 6×2 tractor from the FH500 series. On our customer’s request we installed a height adjustable fifth wheel by Orlandi. By using the coupling, the tractor can be used with semi-trailers with different fifth-wheel heights. With a fifth wheel height of only 980 mm, the vehicle is perfectly suited as a towing vehicle for our megatrailer. The engine of the 3-axle lowliner meets the latest emissions standard, delivering 375 kW (510 hp) or a maximum torque of 2,550 Nm. A 12-speed gearbox transmits the torque to the drive axle via an automated gearbox, while the second axle is designed as a lifting axle.
The extendable ES-GE semi-trailer rolls on axles by Gigant. In conjunction with the technically possible fifth wheel load of 18,000 kg, the chassis allows a total weight of 48,000 kg. This leads to a theoretically possible payload of approx. 37,300 kg. Due to the low weight of the delivered tractor, this weight can be achieved with an appropriate load distribution – with the exception of only a few kg. When loaded, the loading height of the combination of the Volvo Lowliner and the ES-GE Megatrailer is approx. 1,080 mm. So almost 3 m in height remain for the transport of cargo.
ES-GE platform semi-trailer
Another three of our standard platform semi-trailers enlarged the fleet of Sönke Jordt Maschinen- und Schwertransport GmbH & CO. KG. The semi-trailer achieves a payload of about 38,600 kg with a technically possible total weight of 45,000 kg. Contrary to our megatrailer, the plateau semi-trailer is suitable for operation with standard truck tractors with a coupling height of approx. 1,170 mm. Thanks to the adjustable fifth wheel the previously described Volvo tractor is also suitable for this semitrailer. The chassis is carried by three airsprung and disc braked axles. The first axle is liftable with fully automatic, load-dependent control. Stake pockets (mounted longitudinally and transversely in the loading area), numerous lashing options and container locks guarantee a wide range of possible uses. The vehicle is – like the mega trailer – an outstanding all-rounder.
We wish always a good ride.
Diedrich Schröder | Volvo truck and ES-GE trailer03.06.2019
Vehicle combination goes to the north
Volvo truck and ES-GE trailer for Schröder GmbH & Co. KG
At last year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles, Mr Brockmann from Diedrich Schröder GmbH & Co. KG approached us. While the original interest was exclusively focussed on our tandem trailer, it quickly became apparent that the purchasing manager would like to expand the fleet of the construction and civil engineering company with a complete combination of truck and trailer. To make it short: 6 months later we delivered. In April we handed over two new vehicles to the company from Bremervörde. A look at the company’s history reveals that the company, with over 200 employees and a 70-year company history, combines a wealth of experience and extensive know-how under one roof. We are pleased that we were able to implement the project successfully and professionally.
Fassi F485RA.2 xe-dynamic
The model F485RA.2 xe-dynamic from Fassi has been used on some of our tractor units and has proven itself in the past. At this year’s BAUMA we exhibited a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz with a loading crane of the same type. Whether behind the cab of a tractor or at the rear of a truck – the supplied crane by Fassi leaves nothing to be desired. Equipment features of the crane device include u.a. XF and XP – “Extra Fast” and “Extra Power”. The stability control “FSC – Fassi Stability Control” is on board as well as numerous optional extras such as the comfortable remote control with display.
Volvo FH4 with steering axle
The chassis of the crane truck comes from Volvo. The 3-axle FH4 truck has a maximum engine output of 345 kW (469 hp) and a maximum torque of 2,346 Nm. Between the loading crane at the rear and the driver’s cab, the chassis picks up a low-construction container flatbed with a loading height of approx. 1,020 mm (unloaded). The loading area is e.g. equipped with container locks, which can be pulled out to a total width of approx. 3,000 mm and are suitable for the transport of 20 ‘containers.
ES-GE tandem trailer
Numerous options and versatile applications make our 2-axle trailer a popular all-rounder. The delivered vehicle is – like the truck – equipped with side walls and retractable container locks, which are suitable for the transport of oversized “20 ‘containers (up to 3,000 mm). The side walls can be folded down and removed if necessary. They are stowed in a side wall magazine. Flexibility is the core theme around the vehicle. It is equipped with an adjustable drawbar, which can be pulled out in increments of (6x) 100 mm, and with an extension at the rear, which can be removed four times by about 200 mm and carries up to 2,000 kg. The equipment package is completed with numerous lashing options and with the adjustable ramps, which can be stowed below the loading floor. We wish Diedrich Schröder GmbH & Co. KG always a good ride!