Deep South places its trust in Goldhofer
By John Skelly27 August 2014
Within just a few months, Deep South Crane & Rigging, the US heavy lift and transport specialist, invested twice invested in new high-end transport equipment from Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft. Following eight axle lines of the THP/DL (dual lane) heavy-duty module system, Deep South has ordered the first PST/SL-E self-propelled transporters with hydrostatic drive from Goldhofer. The vehicle combination, with 52 axle lines and four Power Packs with an output of 360 KW each, can move loads of up to 2,100 tons.
“With the new Goldhofer axle lines, we can handle our transport assignments with more flexibility than ever,” says Mitch Landry, President of Deep South.
He also sees two specific advantages of the Goldhofer solution: “Compared with the heavy-duty module system we have been using to date, the powered PST/SL-E axles with a basic width of 3,000 mm offer significantly improved lateral stability, and we also benefit from the lower loading height in comparison with conventional SPMTs.
All-together, Deep South now has twenty dual-lane axle lines from Goldhofer, which are designed primarily for moving heavy loads on public roads. The Goldhofer THP/DL modules enable Deep South to work with axle loads of up to 53,000 pounds based on the basic widths of 16, 18 or 20 feet. With the dual-lane system, Deep South can vary vehicle width to comply with the different transport regulations in place in the various federal states.
Electronic multi-way steering with an angle of 135 degrees allows even the heaviest loads can be turned on the spot through 360 degrees and positioned with millimeter precision without additional maneuvering. With hydraulic axle suspension with a stroke of 300 mm, Goldhofer’s PST/SL-E axles are ideal for construction site working. At the same time, the PST/SL-E modules can also be used on public roads, if required.