Faymonville MegaMAX 2+4 for Josef Robers GmbH
Published on 1. September 2021.
MegaMAX delivered with dolly
Josef Robers GmbH receives new Faymonville low-bed semi-trailer
Demolition, civil engineering and transport – that is the range of services offered by Josef Robers GmbH. The sub-areas can only be roughly separated. Our customer is committed to offering holistic solutions, including all upstream and downstream work. This includes the processing or disposal of building rubble as well as a final refilling of the site. Activities for new development are also part of the range of services offered by Robers GmbH. That means: clearing, excavating, stabilizing and compacting. This complex work can only be managed with a wide range of machines and vehicles. However, our customer’s vehicle fleet not only ensures the operation of the ongoing construction sites. In addition to their truck-trailer combinations and container wagons, which are used for the transport of all kinds of bulk goods, low-loaders and low-bed semi-trailers are also available for the transport of third-party machinery.
Low-bed semi-trailer with external beams
Our customer from Stadthlohn, which is approx. 70 km away from Essen, knows how to handle heavy equipment. Since August another vehicle has been available to the Team of Josef Robers GmbH. A new low-bed semi-trailer type MegaMAX from Faymonville was ready for collection on our premises. The four-axle low bed semi-trailer is based on a construction with external, extendable beams supports. It is equipped with air suspension and has four hydraulically steered axles. Good for transporting heavy equipment: an excavator arm can be placed between them. A permanently installed, 50 mm thick hardwood floor forms the floor between the external beams of the low bed. If necessary, the loading area of the MegaMAX can be extended to a length of approx. 9,000 mm. Completely pushed together, the length of the loading area is approx. 6,000 mm.
Robers relies on dolly as an option
The low-bed semi-trailer was not delivered on its own. A two-axle dolly, that can be used as an option, was also part of the package. The low-bed semi-trailer can of course also be used without the additional two axles. If the dolly is not needed, it can be placed on the MegaMAX. This can be done with the detachable gooseneck. For this purpose, a tow coupling was installed on the central part of the gooseneck. With its help the dolly can be maneuvered and driven onto the loading area. Taking into account the axle loads and vehicle weights permitted in Germany, the vehicle combination shown by our customer including the dollyoffers to a total train weight of approx. 87,500 kg. The payload of this complete train is accordingly approx. 52,000 kg. When specifying the maximum possible weights, the country-specific regulations and laws must of course always be observed.
Additional payload when using a 6×4 tractor unit
The dolly itself weighs approx. 3,700 kg and is designed for operation with a 3-axle tractor unit. Based on the approved axle load of 10,000 kg, it ideally offers an additional payload of approx. 16,300 kg. Dolly and MegaMAX roll on air-sprung axles from BPW. However, only the axles of the low-bed semi-trailer are steered. The axles of the dolly are rigid. It is pulled by the fifth wheel and behaves like a normal semi-trailer with rigid axles while driving. As an alternative to the two-axle dolly, Faymonville also offers a single-axle version. This is intended for operation with a four-axle tractor unit. Like the variant delivered to Robers, the two-axle vehicle is designed for operation with a tractor unit 6×4.
The equipment of the MegaMAX ensures flexible use
The four-axle MegaMAX is designed for operation with tractors of the categories 6×4, 8×4 or 10×4. It is equiüüed with a detachable gooseneck that can be hydraulically raised and lowered. Like all other hydraulic components, the gooseneck can be controlled with the help of an electro-hydraulic unit installed on the trailer. In order to facilitate the coupling and uncoupling of the neck, all hydraulic connections between the gooseneck and the low bed were provided with multi-couplings. So that everything stays in place in the looading area of the Faymonville MegaMAX during transport, the trailer has numerous lashing options in different designs. Depending on the position on the vehicle, the maximum tensile force of the lashing rings is between 5,000 daN and 16,000 daN. The varnished layer of sand on the outside serves as an additional anti-slip protection.
The combination of low bed trailer and dolly has already proven itself in use:
We wish the team of Josef Robers GmbH a good trip at all times!