Due to its low tare weight, the SCHEUERLE Highway Giant Dual-Lane Trailer has been approved for use in most U.S. states and was developed as a flexible vehicle concept for the North American market. The design not only accommodates the variable vehicle widths (16’, 18’, 20’ / 4.8 m, 5.4 m, 6 m), but there is also the possibility of safely widening the vehicle under load. Adapting to meet the different regulations in the states to be crossed can therefore be easily and economically made with just one vehicle. Thanks to the folding technology, the trailer can also be inexpensively transported over long distances when folded up, regardless of “delivery to” or “returning from” a transport assignment.
To achieve an optimum payload/tare weight ratio, the chassis is manufactured using stable, lightweight construction. As a connection to the towing vehicle, a gooseneck or drawbar can be used while equipment, such as spacers or deck, can easily be fitted. The centerpiece of the Highway Giant features pendulum axle technology. The hydraulic cylinders in the pendulum axles have large displacement volume, thus facilitating driving under or picking up loads. The pendulum axle mounting guarantees, in connection with the precise and smoothly operating steering system, easy maneuvering even when negotiating tight bends. On request, the Highway Giant is available as a PowerBooster (PB); with this version, an additional aggregate provides extra thrust when driving and allows the use as a self-propelled vehicle without a tractor. Thus, under certain circumstances, a second tractor is not required during the transport assignment, and the cargo can be shunted into position at the final destination even in confined spaces.
The first vehicle was successfully delivered to Sterett Crane & Rigging in Owensboro, Ky.