Kögel unveils next-generation Mega-Trailer
6 September 2018
Basic version just 6,130 kilogrammes
NEW: Optional Strong & Go body without lattices
Also available as 2-axle version with 10 t axles
Kögel will be showcasing its NOVUM generation Mega trailer at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. This means that the Kögel volume semi-trailer now also scores with the well-known advantages of the NOVUM generation, i.e. with the optimised external frame profile and the improved body. With up to 170 kilogrammes of additional payload compared to the previous generation, the basic version of the Kögel Mega tips the scales at a tare weight starting at around 6,130 kilogrammes. The new Kögel Mega is perfectly suited for conventional standard tasks as well as for high-volume transport use. With a clear internal height of 3 m, this volume marvel is the ideal trailer for just-in-time business in the automotive sector. Loading and unloading stacked pallet cages is simple, thanks to the standard mechanical/hydraulic lifting roof. This increases the lateral loading height at the front by 600 mm and at the rear by 500 mm to over 3 m.
NOVUM generation Kögel Mega
In addition to the well-known advantages of the NOVUM generation – such as the new air and lighting console on the front wall, which transfers the forces into the frame via the side members – the new external frame profile, which greatly increases the accessibility of the VarioFix lashing points, and the variable lattice pockets – the Kögel Mega has extensive standard equipment. The 13 pairs of lashing shackles, included as standard, are now available with grip hooks at the sides for easier handling, and have a tensile force of 2,500 kg. Naturally, the Kögel Mega has the EN 12642 Code XL load-securing certificate.
Customised exhibit equipment
The IAA 2018 exhibit on display is optionally equipped in accordance with Daimler Guideline 9.5. This includes steel pallet limiting rails and a double front-wall bulkhead made from a 12 mm thick and 1,250 mm high textured coated board. The exhibit also shows the new Kögel Strong & Go body. This consists of the innovative NOVUM generation body combined with a Kögel integral roof tarpaulin reinforced with stiffening belts. Thanks to this cost-effective solution, lattices are no longer required to comply with EN 12642 Code XL and Daimler Guideline 9.5 for the transport of pallet cages and strapped loads. Nevertheless, Daimler Guideline 9.5 stipulates that small-sized carriers must be fitted with lattices. Additional Kögel Mega novelties include the Kögel LUXIMA multi-chamber combination tail lights and a pallet storage box for 24 Euro pallets. Thanks to the optimised height of the box, a ground clearance of 100 mm is now possible. To improve road safety and prevent turning accidents, this lightweight trailer is equipped with optional flashing side marker lights.
Wide variety of individual equipment
A modular system means that the trademark variable body from the Kögel FlexiUse can also be used for the NOVUM generation Mega. The body includes eight front settings, each adjustable by 25 mm, and four rear settings, each adjustable by 50 mm, so the body heights can be independently adjusted by 200 mm at the front and rear. This allows everyday goods transport with a clear internal height of 2,850–3,050 mm at the front and rear. The NOVUM generation Kögel Mega can also be ordered with two 10-tonne axles. The 1,810 mm-long centre distance ensures very quiet running. This version also has an even lower tare weight and scores with lower operating and fuel costs. A wide variety of customised equipment is of course also available for the NOVUM generation Kögel Mega. This includes, for example, various load-securing packages, RoRo equipment, platform gates, double rail codification, a coil trough and much more.
Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion
The entire vehicle frame of the NOVUM generation Kögel Mega is given long-lasting protection from corrosion by nano ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, followed by a UV coating.
Source: Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co.KG