Sialtech is an internationally operating fieldwork company with four locations in the Netherlands, which specializes in environmental, geotechnical and archaeological field research. Sialtech was founded in 1992 by two physical geographers Marijn Rang and Chrit Schouten. Henk Nijmeijers, the current owner, joined Sialtech in 1999. Led by Henk Nijmeijers, Sialtech continued to expand.
Since then, Sialtech had grown into the leader in the domain of soil drilling and sampling. For the work that Sialtech performs, Sialtech uses, among other things, heavy earth drills on tracks. The heaviest machine of the company is transported with a new Mercedes-Benz Actros with a beautiful Broshuis semi low loader.
Operator operator Mark Murrai (26) works with the CompactRotoSonic High Output XL Max, an 11-ton drill that allows soil samples to be taken at great depth. Mark is actually a "drill master", but he is also a driver on the latest combination of Sialtech, a beautiful Mercedes-Benz Actros 1945 Streamspace with a 3-axle Broshuis semi low loader. The extendable semi trailer is equipped with ramps for transporting machines. We speak to Mark during his first ride with the new combination. “I received this combination span yesterday and this is the first stage.It is still a matter of figuring for me how it all fits best, but at least it drives super comfortable."
Both racks with drill pipes are soon on the gooseneck and Mark secures the load with stake pots and straps. Then he disappears back into the forest to come back a little later with the drill machine. Mark maneuvers the tracked vehicle behind the trailer and places the ramps at the correct width. Slowly but surely, the machine climbs over the aluminum ramps onto the trailer. The mini shovel is loaded behind the machine and Mark then starts working with chains. ,, As I said, it is the first time that the whole set has been loaded on this trailer. That means that I have to figure out how I can best secure everything. Looks like it should work, because there are enough approved lashing eyes to which the chains can be attached. That is important, because safety is absolutely a core value at Sialtech."