Heavy Transport through Romania
The first excitement arose when moving off the barge at the inland port of Oltenita: a challenge involving the approx. 1,500 horsepower and 5,000 Nm torque of the truck tractor against the 10 per cent ramp gradient followed by negotiating a gravel track which had been softened by the rain. After several attempts, the undertaking was a success – the SCHEUERLE InterCombi meanwhile patiently accommodating the stresses resulting from the unsuccessful attempts to leave the barge and climbing the track due to its torsion-resistant design, and guaranteed a safe and secure state of the concentrated load.
The next challenge was the ring road around Oltenita whereby the Rontransmar team had to deal with a difficult slalom course in order to avoid the numerous high-voltage and telecommunication cables along the route. In addition, when aproaching the final destination things became very tight once more between Urziceni and Ploesti. A 90° bend on a very steep stretch of road added close to half an hour to the transportation time. Here, the SCHEUERLE InterComi platform trailers could fully utilize their manoeuverability and directional stability, and ensured a safe and even position of the load due to the hydraulic axle compensation.
The rest of the route, along with the unloading operations in Ploesti, passed off smoothly not least thanks to the experience of the Rontransmar team. For more than ten years now, the Romanian transport specialists have been moving heavy loads across Europe. Thereby, they have been relying on their fleet of SCHEUERLE InterCombis with a total of 35 axle lines whilst also greatly appreciating the wide range of application possibilities. The modular platform trailers can be coupled in both longitudinal and transverse directions. With a technical axle load of 45 tonnes and its strong frame construction, the vehicles have proved themselves time and time again around the world – regardless whether as a towed or self-propelled vehicle. They can be combined with a wide range of decks, load distributors or bolsters in order to meet the operator requirements.