WIJCHEN, The Netherlands: Nooteboom, a family-owned business since 1881 that now designs and manufactures trailers for outsize cargo up to 200 tonnes, has introduced its latest ‘Manoovr’ 4-axle, 5-axle and 6-axle extendible semi low-loaders – with excavator trough – for the transport of earthmoving and construction machines.
The company has also developed heavy-duty ramps to load weights up to 80 tonnes with each ramp taking a wheel load of 20 tonnes.
“Due to the clever design and shape of the ends of the ramps there is a slope of just 10 degrees, which makes it much easier to drive the load on and off the trailer,” it says.
The maximum permissible weight of the 6-axle extendible Manoovr varies from 75.5 tonnes in the Netherlands and France to 73 tonnes in Germany.
To ensure the loading of excavators up to 80 tonnes, Nooteboom has also made the rear of the Manoovr extra strong with hydraulic landing legs mounted underneath that have a total bearing capacity of 60 tonnes.
In 2012 Marinka Nooteboom (pictured) became the general manager of the Koninklijke Nooteboom Group. With a career in banking she is the first woman to take the helm of the family company that was founded in 1881 by her great-great-grandfather, the blacksmith Willem Nooteboom.