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Bristol-Based Heavy Haulage Specialist Uses Nooteboom Super Wing Carrier Trailer To Move Record-Length Wind Turbine Blades

Bristol-based Plant Speed recently used a Nooteboom Super Wing Carrier trailer to transport wind turbines measuring 68.25 metres and weighing approximately 24 tonnes. (Photo courtesy of Nooteboom.)

Plant Speed, a heavy haulage and abnormal load specialist based in Bristol, recently used a Nooteboom Super Wing Carrier trailer to move turbine blades that may be the longest ever transported by road in UK history. Each blade is 68.25 metres (224 feet) long and weighs roughly 24 tonnes (26.5 U.S. tons). Plant Speed hauled them from Avonmouth Dock to Magor, a distance of 24 miles (38.6 kilometres), using 250-t (275-U.S.-t) Mercedes SLT tractor units and Nooteboom quadruple-extendable Super Wing Carrier OVB-67-03V(QP) trailers. Plant Speed currently owns three Super Wing Carriers.

More Nooteboom Super Wing Carrier Details

The Nooteboom Super Wing Carrier is purpose-built for hauling wing turbine blades measuring 50 m (164 ft) or longer. It has a steering angle of 60 degrees and features a hydraulic, height-adjustable gooseneck. The load floor is extendible from 18.65 to 64.3 m (61 to 211 ft). The trailer also has a ground clearance of 135 centimetres (53 inches) and a load floor height of 95 cm (37 in.) at the rear.

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Posted On 22 December 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : extendable trailers nooteboom
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