Transport Compleet 2017, Hardenberg: Kögel presents the Benelux version of the Cargo with ro-ro equipment
16 March 2017
The Kögel Cargo especially equipped for the Benelux market gets a high score from forwarding companies with its ruggedness and flexibility
Heavy-duty ro-ro equipment: individual and extremely robust
Ronald Kroesen, Managing Director Benelux at Kögel and the Kögel dealer Truck & Trailer Groep Nederland, will provide on-the-spot advice
Kögel will be presenting its portfolio for forwarding companies and the construction industry at the Transport Compleet in Hardenberg. Visitors can take a closer look at a Kögel Cargo especially pre-configured for the Benelux market at Kögel’s stand no. 406 in Hall 4 from 21st to 23rd March 2017. The exhibited platform semi-trailer scores well with its ruggedness, the extensive standard equipment and diverse customised equipment. In addition to its high working quality, the Kögel Cargo has impressively low maintenance costs and can be used really flexibly.
The highly stable frame has a sophisticated cross beam arrangement for transporting heavy loads and for use in a very wide variety of road conditions, daily loading operations, and extreme conditions. The floor load-bearing capacity can bear high fork-lift axle loads of up to 7.2 tons. The Kögel Cargo also has a low tare weight and a very robust body. Thanks to the two continuous roof frame profiles, no post supports are required when the side tarpaulin is open. The empty trailer with its basic equipment weighs as little as approx. 6,000 kilogrammes. This makes it ideally suited for payload-intensive transport.
Safety and load-securing
On the Kögel Cargo, no belts hang down in the loading area when the roof is open; they are integrated into the roof awning. This entirely eliminates straps snagging on the load. For optimum load-securing, there are 13 pairs of lashing rings, each with an optional 4,000 kilogrammes of tensile force, set into the Vario-Fix perforated steel external frame to enable almost infinitely variable lashing of the cargo. It goes without saying that the Cargo has the DIN EN 12642 Code XL load-securing certificate.
Heavy-duty ro-ro equipment
The exhibited trailer is also available with heavy-duty ro-ro equipment for unaccompanied transport by ship and ferry. This includes a diagonal reinforcement between the side member and external frame, a 10 mm closed sliding plate, a 10 mm fifth-wheel plate, two suction valves and four pairs of heavy-duty lashing ring with 12,000 kilograms of test force. One pair of the ro-ro lashing rings is positioned further to the left and right, on the front section of the frame in the area of the king pin.
Wide variety of individual features
The Cargo on display at the Transport Compleet 2017 also shows a wide variety of individual features. These include, for example, a two-millimetre-thick and 1,250-millimetre-high galvanised steel plate on the inside of the front wall for increased front wall loading. Furthermore, the exhibit is provided with reinforced steel rubber bumpers for increased collision protection. An eight-millimetre-thick lateral steel bracket across the entire width and locking cam protection mounted centrally on the end plate of the frame are fitted as forklift protection.
Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion
In the Kögel Cargo, the entire vehicle frame is given long-lasting protection from corrosion by nano ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with UV painting.