English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 5 - 2018 - Page 46

GIANTS ON THE ROAD
LOWER FLOOR Nooteboom is always talking to customers to find out how they can make the products even better . This is what also happened around 1995 , when the OVB trailer with its high load floor started to become outdated . Revised hydraulic steering made it possible to lower the floor height by 15 centimetres . A few years later Nooteboom introduced a new technology : pre-cambered extension sections . By making the outside beam flat and the inside beam pre-cambered , the floor will always be almost perfectly flat , in retracted as well as extended position . For this unique system Nooteboom was granted a European patent in 1999 .
GOING WITH THE WIND Just like the enormous boost in sales of the Teletrailers after ‘ Die Wende ’ in 1990 , the same happened when around 2002 demand for the transport of the longer windmill rotor blades grew explosively . The length of the rotor blades increased to 40 metres and even longer lengths were already in the planning . The double extendible Teletrailers were modified to extend two metres further and the steering ratios were adjusted . Until the emergence of wind energy Teletrailers used to often drive in retracted position , or extended by just a few metres . But for the windmill rotor blades the OVB trailers now needed to be extended to the maximum , which called for totally different steering characteristics . In particular the ratio between the turning radius angles of the various axles was changed .
EASY TO RETRACT / EXTEND To retract / extend a Teletrailer the tractor must always have enough grip . In order to make it easier to extend the trailer Nooteboom was the first trailer manufacturer to introduce the ‘ easy slide ’ system in 2003 . The moment the locking is released the suspension of the rearmost two axles loses pressure and the back of the trailer drops . As a result there is less pressure on the extension beam and all of a sudden it will be easier to extend the trailer . ‘ Easy slide ’ is a standard option on all Teletrailers with a double , triple or quadruple extendible load floor .
■ The ‘ easy-slide ’ system makes it easier to extend / retract the canopy
■ The TELE-PX Super Wing Carrier was the latest generation for the transport of rotor blades
■ Teletrailers are a popular option for transporting concrete elements
TELESTEP QUATRO In 2007 Nooteboom introduced a Telestep version with a lower load floor for the transport of windmill rotor blades . The Telestep is based on the Teletrailer concept , but by using 17.5 ” tyres the load floor is 25 centimetres lower . At first the Telestep was only available in a triple extendible version , with 3 or 4 axles . Early in 2010 the programme was extended with a 4-axle Quatrotrailer version , with a load floor that is quadruple extendible up to a maximum length of 55 metres .
SUPER WING CARRIER Until 2010 standard triple extendible Teletrailers and Telesteps were used to transport windmill rotor blades . But the market – and the length of the blades – grew so much that in 2010 a new generation of Teletrailers for the transport of rotor blades was developed . This new TELE-PX Super Wing Carrier was first launched at the IAA in Hannover . This development was not achieved in one go . The first step was a 2-axle semi-trailer with pendle axles and a sliding axle assembly for the transport of 65-metre long rotor blades . The pendle axles guarantee a 60cm suspension stroke and the number of axles can be reduced due to the higher permissible maximum axle load . Various Teletrailers with a sliding axle assembly were built but it turned out to not always be the best possible solution . Everyday practice showed that the sliding rails that were fitted , which made it possible to retract to a shorter wheelbase even when loaded , were sufficient to provide plenty of manoeuvrability . Between 2010 and 2012 one better version after the other was tested in practice . The result was the 3-axle Super Wing Carrier ( SWC ) with a quadruple extendible load floor , able to carry rotor blades up to approx . 75 metres . Due to the lifting mechanism above the fifth wheel and the large stroke of the pendle axles , a SWC can simply lift a long blade over crash barriers or along a roundabout . In the past few years approx . 100 Super Wing Carriers have been sold . This makes Nooteboom the market leader in this segment . All the leading European companies engaged in transport for the wind industry have added this Nooteboom innovation to their fleet .
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GIANTS ON THE ROAD LOWER FLOOR GOING WITH THE WIND Nooteboom is always talking to customers to find out how they can make the products even better. This is what also happened around 1995, when the OVB trailer with its high load floor started to become outdated. Revised hydraulic steering made it possible to lower the floor height by 15 centimetres. A few years later Nooteboom intro- duced a new technology: pre-cambered extension sections. By making the outside beam flat and the inside beam pre-cambered, the floor will always be almost perfectly flat, in retracted as well as extended position. For this unique system Nooteboom was granted a European patent in 1999. Just like the enormous boost in sales of the Teletrailers after ‘Die Wende’ in 1990, the same happened when around 2002 demand for the transport of the longer windmill rotor blades grew explosively. The length of the rotor blades increased to 40 metres and even longer lengths were already in the planning. The double extendible Teletrailers were modified to extend two metres further and the steering ratios were adjusted. Until the emergence of wind energy Teletrailers used to often drive in retracted position, or extended by just a few metres. But for the windmill rotor blades the OVB trailers now needed to be extended to the maximum, which called for totally different steering characteristics. In particular the ratio between the turning radius angles of the various axles was changed. EASY TO RETRACT/EXTEND To retract/extend a Teletrailer the tractor must always have enough grip. In order to make it easier to extend the trailer Nooteboom was the first trailer manufacturer to introduce the ‘easy slide’ system in 2003. The moment the locking is released the suspension of the rearmost two axles loses pressure and the back of the trailer drops. As a result there is less pressure on the extension beam and all of a sudden it will be easier to extend the trailer. ‘Easy slide’ is a standard option on all Teletrailers with a double, triple or quadruple extendible load floor. TELESTEP QUATRO ■  The ‘easy-slide’ system makes it easier to extend/retract the canopy In 2007 Nooteboom introduced a Telestep version with a lower load floor for the transport of windmill rotor blades. The Telestep is based on the Teletrailer concept, but by using 17.5” tyres the load floor is 25 centimetres lower. At first the Telestep was only available in a triple extendible version, with 3 or 4 axles. Early in 2010 the programme was extended with a 4-axle Quatrotrailer version, with a load floor that is quadruple extendible up to a maximum length of 55 metres. SUPER WING CARRIER ■  ■  46 T  he TELE-PX Super Wing Carrier was the latest generation for the transport of rotor blades Teletrailers are a popular option for transporting concrete elements Until 2010 standard triple extendible Teletrailers and Telesteps were used to transport windmill rotor blades. But the market – and the length of the blades – grew so much that in 2010 a new generation of Teletrailers for the transport of rotor blades was developed. This new TELE-PX Super Wing Carrier was first launched at the IAA in Hannover. This development was not achieved in one go. The first step was a 2-axle semi-trailer with pendle axles and a sliding axle assembly for the transport of 65-metre long rotor blades. The pendle axles guar- antee a 60cm suspension stroke and the number of axles can be reduced due to the higher permissible maximum axle load. Various Teletrailers with a sliding axle assembly were built but it turned out to not always be the best possible solution. Everyday practice showed that the sliding rails that were fitted, which made it possible to retract to a shorter wheelbase even when loaded, were sufficient to provide plenty of manoeuvrabi ]K]Y[ L[ LۙH]\\[ۈY\H\\\Y[XXKH\[\H X^B\\[\Y\ H]H]XY\H^[XHY܋XB\H܈Y\\\ HY]\ˈYHHY[YX B[\HXݙHHYY[[H\HHوH[H^\H[[\HYHۙYHݙ\ܘ\\Y\܈[ۙH[KB] [H\]YX\\ L \\[\Y\]HY[ \XZ\XHHX\]XY\[\YY[ [BXY[]\X[\[Y\[YY[[ܝ܈H[[\B]HYY\XH[ݘ][ۈZ\Y]