The »STEPSTAR« - Goldhofer's new generation of self-tracking semi-lowloaders launched in 2020, is in great demand in the construction industry. The three- to five-axle semi-trailers offer haulage businesses superior quality, intelligent details such as an efficient load securing system, combined with user-friendly operation and a practical range of accessories.
Now, a second version of the »STEPSTAR« is available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new »MEGA« gooseneck. “There is no change with regard to the existing and proven advantages of the »STEPSTAR« family,” says Robert Steinhauser, Sales Director - Europe & North Africa, “but the wheel recess version and the »MEGA« gooseneck make for an even wider range of applications.”
The new »STEPSTAR« semi- lowloaders again score with a very low deadweight and the resulting benefits in terms of much higher payloads. Use of premium components make the maintenance intervals longer, and the total cost of ownership is lower than that of comparable trailers. Which means real savings on overall fleet operations.
With an intelligent lashing system, easy operation, and flexible set-up options, all the vehicles in the »STEPSTAR« family offer a high level of safety plus cost-effective operations – all of which applies even more to the version with wheel recesses and the new gooseneck.
The new »STEPSTAR« series comes with a choice of one or two pairs of wheel recesses. This enables extremely high construction machines to be transported where maximum height regulations would otherwise be a problem. The wheel recesses have a low entry angle and cross ribs for safe loading with wheeled vehicles with a low approach/departure angle. The depth of the wheel recesses can also be adjusted to the ground clearance of the machine to be loaded.
A simple and well designed recess cover ensures fast set up times when other cargos are to be carried. With the extendable variants in particular, aluminum spacers can be used to facilitate transportation of wheeled vehicles with different wheelbases. The flat approach angle of the folding ramps is ideal for vehicles with low ground clearance, such as screen and crusher plants. The optional TraffideckGO low-wear, anti-slip polymer decking offers a high coefficient of friction for maximum safety when loading and travelling.
The new optional »MEGA« gooseneck is an additional plus; it allows more different loads to be transported with this vehicle than ever before, as the height difference between the loading area and the gooseneck is reduced to a minimum. This permits transportation of divided loads, general cargos, and even a 40-ft or two 20-ft containers for a total rig length of 16.5 m.
All these attractive features make the »STEPSTAR« a highly versatile solution with a wide range of applications and keep downtimes to a minimum.