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Goldhofer’s Stepstar Trailer is Now Available with Wheel Recesses

May 5, 2021 - Goldhofer’s Stepstar trailer is now available with wheel recesses for the construction industry.

The Stepstar, Goldhofer's new generation of self-tracking, 3- to 5-axle, semi low-loaders launched in 2010, offer haulage businesses a high standard of quality; intelligent details such as an efficient load securing system; user-friendly operation; and practical accessories.

Now a second version of the Stepstar is available with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new Mega gooseneck.

“There is no change, of course, with regard to the existing and proven advantages of the Stepstar family,” said Robert Steinhauser, sales director Europe / North Africa, “but the wheel recess version and the Mega gooseneck make for an even wider range of applications.”

The new Stepstar semi low-loaders again score with a very low deadweight and higher payloads.

Thanks to the use of premium components, maintenance intervals are longer and total cost of ownership is lower than that of comparable trailers. That means real savings on overall fleet operations.
With an intelligent lashing system, easy operation, and flexible setup options, all the vehicles in the Stepstar family offer a high level of safety plus cost-effective operation. That applies even more to the version with wheel recesses and the new gooseneck.

The new Stepstar series comes with a choice of one or two pairs of wheel recesses. That enables extremely high construction equipment to be transported where maximum height regulations would otherwise be a problem.

The wheel recesses have a low entry angle and cross ribs for safe loading with wheeled vehicles with a low approach/departure angle.

The depth of the wheel recesses can also be adjusted to the ground clearance of the machine to be loaded. A simple and well designed recess cover ensures fast setup times when other cargos are to be carried.

With the extendable variants in particular, aluminum spacers can be used to facilitate transportation of wheeled vehicles with different wheelbases. The flat approach angle of the folding ramps is ideal for vehicles with low ground clearance, such as screening and crushing plants.

The optional “TraffideckGO” low-wear, anti-slip polymer decking offers a high coefficient of friction for maximum safety when loading and traveling.

The new optional Mega gooseneck allows more kinds of loads to be transported than ever before, as the height difference between the loading area and the gooseneck is reduced to a minimum. That permits transportation divided loads, general cargo, and even a 40’ or two 20’ containers for a total rig length of 54’.


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