Velebit’s 7,000km trek with Faymonville

22 January 2020


Croatian transport specialist Velebit used Faymonville trailers to carry a transformer from Slovenia to Sweden.

The carefully planned trip saw the unloaded CombiMax trailers, in 5+7 low bed combination, travel first to Ljubljana in Slovenia, where the 103.5t, 7.29m long, 2.62m wide and 4.13m high transformer was waiting to be loaded. With the truck, the overall length of the transport was 36m with a gross weight of 170t. "The CombiMax is the ideal solution for such tricky tasks. The modular concept is impressive because it offers the optimal ratio between tare weight and payload", said Velebit’s sales director, Ivica Bergovac.

From Slovenia, the combination hit the road towards Rotterdam. There, space was booked on a ferry for the trip to Scandinavia. The driver and his escort team had to work with precision when driving the combination onto the vessel. "These were the most critical moments", said Bergovac, after everything had gone according to plan. The pendle axles with their 600mm high stroke were also decisive for making the safe transition from the quayside to the ferry.

Upon arriving at the Swedish port of Sundvall, the driver and escort team handled the disembarkation and then a daytime journey of 200km to the unloading site, a substation in the forests of Länsterhöjden.