Goldhofer premieres heavy haulage vehicles at IAA


Goldhofer gave world premieres to two heavy haulage vehicles at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, where the Arcus PK and All Rounder both made their first public appearance.

The former vehicle has a patent-pending steering system that simplifies handling of the front bogie, and has a low loading height of 790mm and is capable of handling cargos weighing up to 130 tons. The machine also comes with Smart Control technology that means the operator can control all vehicle functions with minimal maintenance.

“We are delighted that we were able to present visitors to the trade show with a world first in the form of the Arcus PK,” said Goldhofer board member and head of transport technology Rainer Auerbacher.

“With the new steering system especially, combining friction steered and forced-steered pendular axles, we made a big impression on trade visitors – so much so that several vehicles were ordered on the spot at our stand.”

Versatile machine
The All Rounder was displayed in the outdoor area of the show, and several orders were placed during the event. The machine has wheel and excavator recesses for fast loading of a wide range of construction site vehicles, and a mature lashing system offers users a variety of options for the safe transportation of all cargoes.

The All Rounder also comes with a load-sensing lift axle for economical running and has an electronic ramp lock for fully automatic one-man operation at the press of a button, which means savings in set-up time and personnel requirements.

“Together with Bauma, IAA Commercial Vehicles is doubtless the most important industry event in the German-speaking world. The traditional focus is on road transport, and with our vehicles we have again been able to present efficient solutions in a hands-on situation,” said Auerbacher.

“Electronic systems for the simplified operation of various functions are already to be found in many Goldhofer vehicles, and that naturally applies to the Arcus PK, too. With Smart Control, Goldhofer has developed a mature operating system that also has an integrated diagnostics function.”



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