English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 5 - 2018 | Page 7

NEWS CHRISTIAN WINKLER GMBH NOOTEBOOM PLANT SPEED Expansion parts service Germany Manoovr Ballast- trailer on the rise Three times Super Wing Carrier At Nooteboom it is a key objective to ensure that vehicles have low running costs and maximum uptime. A fine-meshed European network is responsible for providing service and parts. Recently Nooteboom came to an agreement with Christian Winkler GmbH about a speedy and efficient delivery of Nooteboom parts to German transport and repair companies. Renee van Gennip, parts manager at Nooteboom: “For many years Winkler Fahrzeugtechnik in Ludwigsburg has already been a valued service partner of Nooteboom for southern Germany. Winkler is one of the largest distributors of parts for commercial vehicles in Europe. Thanks to this collaboration specific Nooteboom parts can now be delivered quicker to trailer repair and transport companies throughout Germany. For the supply of parts Winkler implements an efficient logistics concept. In many cases we can also reduce the transport costs and lead times. In France we have been working with a central distribution point for a few years now. The customers are so satisfied with this service that we now apply the same concept in Germany. The employees of Winkler are familiar with the Nooteboom vehicle technology and have expert knowledge of commercial vehicles. They are able to give customers specific advice too. Winkler Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH in Ludwigsburg also offers service, repairs and warranty work. From repairing the hydraulic steering system to the complete refurbishment of the entire trailer: it’s all done at the facility in Ludwigsburg. The Winkler organisation currently has 41 facilities with more than 1,500 employees. The full Winkler range comprises 200,000 parts. Parts can be ordered 24 hours a day at www.winkler. de/shop. We consider the new partnership to be a valuable expansion of our network in Germany.” ■ Since the introduction of the 6-axle Manoovr Ballasttrailer in the middle of last year an increasing number of crane hire companies are opting for the Manoovr instead of the traditional flatbed Ballasttrailer. One of the main considerations for choosing the MPL- 97-06 Ballasttrailer is the low load floor of 780mm, which makes it safer when working at height. Other important reasons are the higher axle load of 12 t/axle, the suspension stroke of 500mm and the large steering angle of 60 degrees, all owing to the fact that the trailer is equipped with pendle axles. ■ Plant Speed (UK) recently took three new Nooteboom OVB-67-03(QP) into service. These 3-axle Super Wing Carriers were espe- cially developed for the transport of ultra-long rotor blades. Paul Lomas, owner Plant Speed Ltd: “The current generation of windmills have a blade tip height of up to 200 metres and rotor blades that are 70 metres long. It is no longer possible to transport these rotor blades with conventional extendible trailers. The Super Wing Carrier of Nooteboom has established an excellent reputation internationally. This type of trailer is throughout Europe used as stand- ard for the transport of ultra-long rotor blades. This makes our decision of opting for the Nooteboom SWC a completely logical one.” ■ NOOTEBOOM Nooteboom 3-axle semi low-loader in scale 1:32 MarGe Models introduce the very first Nooteboom scale model in scale 1:32. It concerns a 3-axle semi low-loader, type MCOS-48-03EB, especially suitable for the transport of access platforms and construction machinery. The model is extremely detailed and equipped with steered axles, height-adjustable load floor and double folding ramps that can also be adjusted in width. In Q2 of this year the model will become available to collectors for the extremely low price of EUR 85. The model comes in two versions: a load floor and ramps with alumin- ium grid sections or with hardwood floor sections. For those who like to see their models complete with a tractor there is a choice of a Volvo FH16 4x2 or a Volvo 6x2 for € 90 and € 95 respectively. Both have been newly developed by MarGe Models. ■ 7