Specialty vehicle manufacturer Faymonville spotlights semi-trailer concepts at IAA

Monday, September 24, 2018

Specialty vehicle manufacturer Faymonville, headquartered in Luxembourg, displayed several of its trailer concepts at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show, including the “unique, far-reaching” CombiMAX low loader.

Staying true to the construction kit principle, the 2+6 CombiMAX combination has a 2-axle bogie that can be extended when it’s not necessary.

The CombiMAX is number one in the payload range up to 120 tons as a result of the optimum dead weight, achieved through the well-thought-out vehicle superstructure. The double extendable CombiMAX semi-trailer is equipped with low PA-X pendle axles.

“The vehicles are built very low with a continuous loading height of 790mm,” says product manager Rainer Noe. “The PA-X offers much more, though. The unbeatable stroke of 600 mm makes the semi-trailer extremely off-road-capable. And the steering angle of 60° makes it highly manoeuvrable when the route demands it.”

The steering is precisely and simply adjusted by a new hydraulic system, resulting in extended tyre life. The rigid design also enables the transport of compact loads (e.g. transformers) without compromising on deflection – even in the extended state or with the largest excavator troughs.

Also in focus was a 3-axle MegaMAX low bed semi-trailer, whose beam has an overall height of just 225 mm. Due to the removable gooseneck in a very compact version for 8x4 or 6x4 plus dolly, the loading procedure takes place from the front. The bogie is characterised by a prism excavator trough. The proven pendle axle technology lends manoeuvrability that positively influences the driving behaviour.

The 3-axle MultiMAX Plus low loader with lifting platform is the specialist for the transport of lifting vehicles. Since several work platforms or forklifts are often loaded, the semi-trailer features numerous lashing points for perfect load securing. The reinforced grating floor and the high ramp loadability provide for robustness and safety when loading and unloading. The semi-trailer is available with hydraulic knuckle steering or self-steering and with an impressive selection of options.

The 3-axle TeleMAX plateau semi-trailer in a low design with double extension has a very low loading height of 1,100mm. Thanks to the double extension, the length of the loading platform can be extended from the basic size of 13,600mm to 29,800mm. And since the classic 6x2 tractor units are now also available with a fifth wheel height of 950mm, the full fifth wheel load (18 tonnes) can also be utilised. 

Faymonville is also exhibiting a self-propelled vehicle from Cometto for the first time at a trade fair in Germany. It is an electronically controlled module with four axles of the type MSPE Evo2. This stage offers load capacities of 60 or 70 t per axle line.

In addition to the high payload, the self-propelled vehicles have a versatile range of configuration options and are very manoeuvrable. The advanced electronic operating system and the special Cometto software make a steering angle of ± 135° possible. Each axle body works independently and is connected to the computer via a special encoder. Thanks to the interaction the MSPE can be moved in every direction.