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Check out this trailer!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnboy852, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. lawnboy852

    lawnboy852 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 219

  2. pjlandscapes

    pjlandscapes LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 48

    i wonder what the GVRW is lol!
  3. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    Ive seen those before, they usually move buildings with them, and they can add as many axles as they want, each axle is controlled/steerable separately too. its all hydraulics! Has anyone seen the similar large semi truck trailers on the road that have a rear slave engine? now that is a sight to see going down the road! They are for hauling serious weight, and the trailers have their own semi truck sized diesel engine driving the rear wheels, kinda like a train. The ones Ive seen are around 80-100ft long, and must have a following wide load vehicle pacing them. but not much open trailer space, most of it is devoted to gooseneck type connecting pieces? They look kinda strange, but I have no idea how much weight they can handle? If anyone knows what Im talking about, what is the name for these trailers?
  4. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    I can't see the link above but its probably called a goldhofer modular trailer, all axles can steer and they can be linked together to carry some serious weight. Thery're very popular in Europe but starting to see em more in the states. The trailers MikeKle is talking about are called parameter trailers. They have ones that take up a whole two lane highway that have twin pusher engines. Most of them can expand from travel mode to carrying mode with hydraulic cylinders. Some can carry up to 225 ton and have a deck lenght of 90 feet. I'll post a pic of one when i get home today.
  5. Juan91

    Juan91 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    and thats a nice peterbuilt
  6. modedicebox

    modedicebox LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Wheres that pic Jeliek61? I want to see that!
  7. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    Sorry, i forgot to add the pics yesterday. I was gonna add some that i took personally but now i'm not on my computer so here's a few from the same company called Diamond Heavy Haul out of Ohio. I didn't take these pictures but i have some of the same trucks when they were up her in Michigan. The first and second ones are dual lane transporters that can carry 225 ton.




  8. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Holy! That is one big over load! lol, like how much hp and torque does that truck have to be pulling 225 tons? It seems like theirs a 2nd engine in the back too.
  9. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    The railroads have used that sort of thing for years. Schnabel Cars have moved loads of up to 678 tons and can stretch up to 350 ft when loaded. 1222 tons gross weight. They can also side shift the loads for tight clearances.
  10. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 502

    so thats where I left my boat trailer:laugh:

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