120 tons press in-house move on a 4-axle Eco1000

Manoeuvring heavy and compact loads through narrow hall areas is one of the strengths of self-propelled vehicles.

A 4-axle Eco1000 with a power pack integrated under the loading platform handles the transport of a 120-ton press with flying colours.

The freight that the EAH company wants to transport in the factory hall of a supplier for vehicle manufacturers looks like an imposing block. “The winding hall system in particular is quite a challenge. And the aisles are narrow, which is why a good eye and a steady hand are needed when steering the Eco1000,” says Product Manager Alessandro Giordano, who knows what’s required of the EAH crew for this task.

700 millimetre - stroke to raise the load

The preliminary work has been done; the press hangs ready on a hoist. The Eco1000 gradually takes up position below the load. The bogie then rises a maximum 700 millimetres and picks up the press. The maximum payload of the 4-axle version with its 4 drive axles is 174 tons.

Because the power pack is integrated underneath the 8,800 millimetre loading platform, this self-propelled EAH type provides more surface area for loading cargo. “And at the same time, the Eco1000 remains compact and therefore manoeuvrable,” says Alessandro Giordano, describing the feature that is particularly important in this application. “This is also helped by by the electronic steering with a steering angle of + 135°/-135°, which allows even tricky passages to be mastered. It was driving diagonally right from the start.”

With precision from the factory

Only 2,430 millimetres wide, the Eco1000 winds its way little by little to the hall exit, with 120 tons on its back. Once there, the press goes for final scrapping as it has reached the end of its service life. Europe Automotive Holding a.s. is leading in the field of industrial assembly, the moving and transfer of machines, as well as the installation of power and technology distribution systems.

A 4-axle self-propelled module type Eco1000 offers the ideal loading platform to transport a 120 tons press.
A 4-axle self-propelled module type Eco1000 offers the ideal loading platform to transport a 120 tons press.
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