Lots of visitors, promising talks and contracts signed
Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft was very satisfied with the outcome of this year’s bauma and the enormous interest shown by trade visitors in the new products unveiled. The trade show far exceeded the expectations of Robert Steinhauser, Vice-president Sales & Service Transport Technology at Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, with regard to the high level of demand for quality transport solutions and value-driven services. Major sources of interest were the international premiere of Goldhofer’s »FT-SERIES«, the new »STEPSTAR« Z and the »CARGOPLUS®« low-profile tire. Industry representatives and numerous interested parties were also keen to see the demonstrations of the PST/SL-E split combination with the FTV850 blade transporter. “bauma 2022 once again did justice to the event’s high standing in the industry,” says Robert Steinhauser.
It is the tradition at Goldhofer not to reveal and present the details of its new products, technologies and services until the first day of the trade show. This year, too, the excitement was correspondingly great, as evidenced by the many media representatives attending the premiere.
“With the presentation of Goldhofer’s latest world first in the form of the »FT-SERIES« we have definitely hit the bull’s eye and introduced a vehicle that will change the transportation market for years to come,” says a delighted Robert Steinhauser. “Universal combinability with existing Goldhofer modules and accessories means lower acquisition costs and opens up new business models in the field of cooperation with partners and cross-rental activities.”
On the part of small and medium-sized enterprises, there was also great enthusiasm for the Goldhofer vehicles on show in the low payload segment such as the »TRAILSTAR« and »STEPSTAR« Z as new members of the »STARLINE« family. An optimized center of gravity, low deadweight and intelligent lashing system result in high payloads, short setup times, and fast transportation cycles. As an additional attraction, the exhibited vehicles came with TRAFFIDECK GO lightweight flooring, which combines low wear with a high coefficient of friction. Great interest was also shown in the »CARGOPLUS®« low-profile tires fitted to various vehicles, with their twin advantages of higher payloads and lower loading heights. More specifically, »CARGOPLUS®«60 offers an axle load of 10 tons compared with 8 tons with 205 tires, and »CARGOPLUS®«80 a 75 mm reduction in loading height for the same axle load with 245 tires. This translates into the ability to move taller and heavier construction machinery with the new Goldhofer tires. This in turn means greater versatility, more flexibility and fewer detours due to height restrictions on the route.
There was equally keen interest in the other solutions presented at bauma such as the »ARCUS« P6, the MPA 5 and the »ADDRIVE« 2.0. Visitors were particularly impressed by the self-tracking trailing dolly combination for transporting concrete beams and other long items, which can also be converted into a wind turbine blade carrier in conjunction with »BLADES«. This again results in a much wider range of applications and a faster return on investment.
The biggest crowd puller of all, however, was the PST/SL-E split combination demonstrated in combination with the new FTV 850. This solution gave an impressive demonstration of the fact that the decisive factor for blade transportation is not metric tons but lateral stability – with a vehicle width of up to 4,010 mm for maximum stability and safety even when the going is tough.
“Once again, bauma has been the perfect opportunity to meet with proven experts in the construction industry and talk about new transport solutions. The discussions held are mutually stimulating and lead to new ideas and approaches for innovative solutions, whose results we hope to present at bauma 2025,” says a confident Matthias Ruppel, CEO at Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft.