Even Under Load – Still Width-Adjustable
With its DualMAX, Faymonville was recently able to present another new product. This modular semi-trailer can be widened in loaded condition and was designed for the special requirements of heavy goods traffic in North America.
Faymonville once again highlights its role as an innovative pioneer in the sector. With the DualMAX, a vehicle type could once again be presented that combines cutting-edge technology with extremely practical development. This combination also impressed American Heavy Moving & Rigging Inc. from Chino, California. The transport company immediately equipped its vehicle fleet with 36 axle lines of the new DualMAX.
Some very specific features characterize this new product family.
“All axles under load can be easily and securely widened from 4.27 m to 6.1 m,” reports Paul Hönen, sales manager in North America. “We’ve baptised this unique and patented principle ‘lift&shift’. In this way the loading platform can be adapted to the size of the load or its distribution on the ground. In contrast to other suppliers, the steering system doesn’t need to be disassembled for the widening process, everything stays in place. And the tried-and-tested swing axle technology guarantees optimal maneuvering“.
The DualMAX meets the statutory provisions that apply in the U.S. and Canada.
“Faymonville’s DualMAX has a very strong and torsion-resistant chassis with high point load capacities on the central beam and the outer frames,“ notes Earl Sutton, owner of American Heavy Moving & Rigging, who found a competent partner in Faymonville. “At 4,535 kg/axle line the DualMAX has an optimal payload to net weight ratio.“
The flexible vehicle concept thus permits a load per axle line of 23,995 kg at 80 km/h.
The foldable frame (to less than 3.05 m) makes easy return transport possible on a conventional semi-trailer. The chassis of the DualMAX is fully metallised (zinc-plated), thus offering the best corrosion protection available on the market.
Besides American Heavy Moving, other transport companies such as Mountain Crane Service of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Steve Sharp Transportation, Inc. of Cokeville, Wyoming, could already be won over as new DualMAX customers.
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