Scheuerle Delivers First Highway Giant Dual Lane Trailer
Scheuerle has delivered the first Highway Giant Dual Lane Trailer to Sterett Crane & Rigging in Owensboro, Ky. With its low tare weight, the dual-lane trailer has been approved for use in most U.S. states, and was specially developed as a flexible vehicle concept to fulfil North American market requirements.
A special feature on the Highway Giant is the integrated folding mechanism which allows the complete trailer to be transported in a folded state on flat-bed trailers with road use authorization. This means inexpensive approval-free empty runs can be carried out resulting in huge cost-savings.
The Scheuerle design not only accommodates the variable vehicle widths (16′, 18′, or 20′), but the user can safely widen the vehicle under load. Meeting different regulations while crossing state lines is simple and economical with just one vehicle. Thanks to the folding technology, the trailer can also be inexpensively transported over long distances when folded up.
To achieve an optimum payload/tare weight ratio, the chassis is manufactured using a stable lightweight construction. As a connection to the towing vehicle, a gooseneck or drawbar can be used and equipment such as spacers or deck can easily be fitted. The centerpiece of the Highway Giant is Scheuerle’s proven pendulum axle technology. The hydraulic cylinders in the pendulum axles have the largest displacement volume in the market thus facilitating driving under and picking up loads. The Scheuerle 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 version, where an additional aggregate provides extra thrust when driving and allows the trailer’s use as a self-propelled vehicle without a tractor. In this mode, in some situations 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.