Major order for TII

2 August 2019

Sustainable energy solutions provider Vestas has signed a contract for nine wind blade transport systems from the heavy-duty specialist TII Group.

The vehicle system was jointly developed by Vestas and the TII Group and was officially launched at Bauma 2019. It is tailor-made for the transport of the latest generation of wind blades.

The system consists of a two-axle jeep dolly with a free-turning device and a four-axle trailer. The mounting of the wind blade works according to the 'Plug and Play' principle. Unlike conventional systems, the TII solution only requires a few tools. With a special lifting device, the wing root is picked up comfortably from the ground. The quick coupling solution consists of a root adapter and a root frame. The free-turning device is pre-assembled on the latter, and then the frame with root is coupled to the adapter instantly.

TII Group said: “Compared to conventional vehicle types, the new combination has maximum manoeuvrability and guarantees a high level of safety for the load. The intelligent arrangement of joints in the bearings ensures gentle transport of the sensitive rotor blade. With the help of a simple plug-in connection, a manufacturer-independent friction clamp can be fitted to accommodate the wind blade at the rear end.”

The new vehicle combination offers maximum flexibility on bumpy roads or obstacles on the road. The lifting height can be varied up to two metres at the front and up to one metre at the rear end of the vehicle.

For return transports, all parts can be shortened to a compact semi-trailer combination with a total length of only 16,500mm and a weight of less than 60t. This eliminates the need for special permits for return transport.