Barnhart Crane & Rigging has ordered 108 axle lines of self propelled platform trailers from Goldhofer. The first type PST-e axle line will be delivered later this year while the balance of the order will be completed by 2008.
Chris Teague at Barnhart said the company chose Goldhofer PST-e because it is the latest and most advanced generation of heavy-duty self propelled platform trailer and because of its past success with these trailers. Barnhart operates 142 axle lines of non-propelled and self-propelled versions of this trailer. “This order will increase our combined net trailer capacity from 4,600 tons to close V to 9,000 tons, giving us among world's largest fleets of heavy duty platform trailers operated by one company,” said Teague.
According to Teague, a primary attribute of the new trailer is its dimensions. The Goldhofers are 10 feet wide while most other heavy lift modular trailers are 8 feet wide. The added lateral stability of the two feet extra width is a selling point, Teague said. “The width and height of the new trailers are identical to the other Goldhofer trailers in our fleet,” said Teague “We will be able to bolt the new trailers to existing trailers with the deck at the same height, without losing any of the hydraulic stroke.”