New wind tower transporter

Specialist trailer manufacturer Faymonville has introduced a new set of trailer adapters with standard rotator for transporting wind turbine tower sections.

Comprising four and seven axle dolly trailers, the new product fills a gap in the Faymonville range and are designed for moving tower sections up to 100 tonnes in weight, particularly when the route includes winding and challenging roads.
The new 4+7 set up

The trailer is based on a four axle front dolly with air suspension, the seven axle self-steering rear dolly is equipped with hydraulic suspension which enables one side or the other to be raised or lowered, in order to aid overall stability.

The 2.75 metre wide dollies can be used with 6x4, 8x4 and 10x4 tractor units, the two adapters are equipped with three or four point clamps without an additional frame. In the basic version, the clamps are designed for internal tower diameters ranging from 2.65 to 5.4 metres, while a 6.3 metre extension can be specified. The hydraulic cylinders have a 1.6 metre stroke, to help pass over obstacles in the route, such as barriers etc.
The trailer is designed to handle sections weighing up to 100 tonnes on challenging routes

Product manager Rainer Noe said: “For the first time ever, 10x4 machines can take on such missions. The different base variants and the tyre options make the concept extremely interesting for the user. Also, the two adapters are designed for maximum flexibility, as segments with an external flange can also be accommodated. Even the transport of various machine houses is possible with this system. The vertical stroke of 1.6 metres facilitates passing over high obstacles along the route, such as roundabouts, crash barriers or road boundaries."

“The steering system has four steering cylinders for the front steering and four for the rear steering. Hydraulic and mechanical locking systems prevent inadvertent lowering or retraction of the adapter. The general handling is intuitive and simple. When handling the adapter, the user is always in a safe area due to the standard remote controls and has a perfect overview when loading and unloading.”