Column transports through the eye of a needle on Cometto SPMT self-propelled transporters

The special challenge here is the extremely narrow exit area.

Once again, the German company Schares is in action for a project at the company Th. Winkels in Kleve. Three columns are ready for transport and Cometto SPMT self-propelled modular transporters are chosen to do the job. The special challenge here is the extremely narrow exit area.

The site conditions at the specialist for container and equipment manufacturing only allows the use of a narrow transport vehicle. Thanks to their 2.43 metre width, the self-propelled modular transporters from Cometto are the ideal solution. 

Three columns on two different Cometto SPMT combinations

The task is to move three differently sized steel columns in a 2-file job from the production hall to the outdoor storage area. The smallest column weighs 40 tonnes and is 12 metres long. The middle column has a length of 26 metres and a weight of 80 tonnes. The heaviest element weighs 100 tonnes and is 12 metres long.

For the small and the largest column, a 6-axle MSPE bogie with a 202 kW Power Pack Unit is used. For the medium and significantly longer steel element, the Schares team adds another 6-axle MSPE bogie to provide the appropriate load support points.

Maximum manoeuvrability in smallest space

The Cometto SPMT also shows its advantages during these transports: maximum manoeuvrability in the smallest of spaces thanks to its electronic steering combined with an impressive axle compensation.

Joe Schönfeld, the driver of the combination, reports enthusiastically that it is "once again impressive how easily and precisely these transport masses can be positioned." And his colleague Dominik Stoßberg adds: "I am also thrilled with the compact radio remote control, which weighs only three kilograms. Even after a long working day, it doesn't become a burden for me."

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The task is to move three differently sized steel columns in a 2-file job from the production hall to the outdoor storage area.
Three columns are ready for transport and Cometto SPMT self-propelled modular transporters are chosen to do the job.
The Cometto SPMT also shows its advantages during these transports: maximum manoeuvrability in the smallest of spaces thanks to its electronic steering combined with an impressive axle compensation.