Heavy roadtrip with Faymonville lowbed11 September 2020
Van Grinsven transported a 38t steel housing 1,250km from Zagreb, Croatia to the Dutch town of Schaijk with its new three-axle MegaMax lowbed from Faymonville.
Its first outing took it from Croatia via Slovenia, Austria and Germany to the Netherlands.
"The new extra-low vesseldeck with removable loading floor gives us many options," said company director Marco Van Grinsven. "The radio remote control makes a big difference. It's no longer necessary to step out of the cab in order to operate the gooseneck, suspension and steering if need be. All that takes place at a distance - and that increases safety.”
With a loading length of 12.5m, the white-wrapped freight only occupied part the load potential of the lowbed. In combination with the additional elongation beams, the fully extended loading platform can carry goods up to 21.4m in length.
The steel housing made its way through Europe on the MegaMax. "Numerous lashing points on the sturdy loading platform keep the load in position," said Van Grinsven. The lowbed with a basic width of 2,750mm matches the required profile of his company. It’s core activity, apart from national and international special and heavy-duty transport, is crane rental.
Van Grinsven has another three-axle lowbed of the MegaMax series on order with Faymonville, which will follow shortly. This will have basic width of 2,540mm and used for the toughest transport tasks. The company has relied on the modular CombiMax kit for several years and recently added another 5+7 combination to their fleet.