9 October 2019, 10:20
9th amending regulation clears the way for long truck type 1: full road network comes to Baden-Württemberg and Bremen/Bremerhaven
After the long wait for the 9th amending regulation, Hans Ihro GmbH, based in Neuenstein, Baden-Württemberg, is expanding its fleet by acquiring a total of 20 new Euro Trailer Mega Rails from the inventor of the semi-trailer with a 1.3-metre elongation. The company will be using the new trailers to supply customers from a wide variety of industries, such as the automotive just-in-time sector. Since an elongated trailer offers four more pallet places than a standard trailer, Ihro can save three journeys for every 1,000 pallets transported. The internal clearance height of three metres in the Euro Trailer Mega Rail also allows the transportation of up to six more pallet cages. The ecological and economic benefits are crystal clear.
Kögel Euro Trailer Mega Rail
The new elongated trailers are fitted with a reinforced chassis frame. Thanks to the gripper edges integrated into the frame, gripper jaw tarpaulin protection and special axles in the rail design, the elongated trailers can be loaded onto rail transport. For unaccompanied boat and ferry transport, the 20 Euro Trailer Mega Rails also feature optional RoRo equipment with a closed 8-mm-thick slide plate and four pairs of heavy-duty lashing rings with 12,000 kilograms of test force as well as signage in accordance with DIN EN 29367-2. Naturally, all Kögel Euro Trailer Mega Rails are also certified as per DIN EN 12642 Code XL. The Mega trailers with a 1.3-metre extension are also equipped as per Daimler Directive 9.5 upon request. This includes pallet stops and a double front wall bulkhead amongst other things. To improve road safety and prevent turning accidents, the semi-trailers have flashing side marker lights. Further special equipment includes a steel lamp holder, Kögel LUXIMA LED multi-chamber rear lights, Kögel LUXIMA LED reversing lights, two toolboxes, and much more.
"For months, we and our customers have been eagerly awaiting the approval of the elongated trailers in Baden-Württemberg through the 9th amending regulation," says Kai Ihro, Managing Director of Hans Ihro GmbH. "The 9th amending regulation was planned for the final quarter of 2018, but unfortunately the implementation of political environmental targets, and thus the associated improvement in Germany's international competitiveness, was held up for too long on the desks of the relevant authorities."
Cathodic dip-paint coating: Lasting protection from corrosion
On the Kögel Euro Trailer Mega Rail, the entire vehicle frame is given long-lasting protection against corrosion by a nano ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with a coat of UV varnish.
Source: Kögel Trailer GmbH