THI Fulangjie launches SPMT
By Alex Dahm26 August 2011
Specialized transport equipment manufacturer THI Fulangjie (also known as Tiandi) in China has introduced a self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) optimised for transport in containers.
The TJ-S2.43 offers a capacity of 40 tonnes per axle line. It is designed for sale worldwide and has CE marking. The increase in capacity over the usual 36 tonnes per axle line is achieved with a stronger chassis design using Q690 grade high strength steel, the manufacturer said. Each of the four wheels per line carries a Continental 355/65-15PR24/80 tube tyre.
The first 10 axle lines of TJ-S2.43 have been combined, with one 4 axle line module and one 6 axle line module, for testing. They passed the static 125% load test with a payload of 450 tonnes, and also passed a dynamic load test to 110% with a payload of 400 tonnes, Tiandi said.
The SPMT, with its 390 kW (523 hp) MTU-engined power pack unit (PPU), has computerised electronic multi-way steering controlled via wireless remote control. Maximum steering angle is +/- 90 degrees and the available steering patterns include normal, diagonal, crab and carousel. Its standard loading height is 1,500 mm and the hydraulic suspension offers a stroke of +/- 350 mm.
The first order, for more than 300 axle lines, was from a Chinese heavy transport and lifting company. Delivery will be in time to be used on a project to construct a 12,000 tonne offshore platform. The first 100 lines of TJ-S2.43 will be delivered at the end of 2011.
THI has received enquiries from South America, Europe and the Middle East for projects related to offshore platform, oil & gas, and shipbuilding industries.
THI Fulangjie may also be recognised under the names Tiandi and Tianjie Heavy Industries.