The crane combinations of De Kreek Transport
De Kreek Transport (Ridderkerk, Netherlands) specialises in (heavy) crane work and related transport. Recently, they took into service a 3-axle flatbed trailer specially tailored to be fitted behind their 3-axle Volvo with 53 tm Palfinger.
3-axle flatbed trailer
For transporting large quantities of loose and/or long material, a flat trailer is much more efficient than a semi low loader. Therefore, De Kreek felt the need to combine the new crane tractor with an extendable flat trailer within the 16.5 metres combination length.
"Broshuis thought along with us and showed us, based on a drawing of our crane truck, that the trailer can be perfectly coupled with sufficient clearance and ideal axle load distribution," explains Marco de Kreek (owner). "With this new extendable flat trailer, we can excellently serve our customers in construction materials rental (scaffolding, compressors, aggregates, etc.), petrochemicals and shipping (such as fenders)."
The 2-axle extendable semi low-loader
To make their combination with a 4-axle Scania with 110 Tm Palfinger as efficient as possible, Marco de Kreek opted for a 2-axle extendable semi low loader from Broshuis in 2021, which was completely tailored to his needs.
The combination is within the legal requirements of the maximum combination length of 16.5 metres for partial loads. The gooseneck has been extended so that the fifth wheel is always in the ideal position for utilising the tractor axles. The front is equipped with an unique gooseneck. Only 120 mm thick and yet up to 18 tonnes of fifth wheel load!
Ideal for e.g. loading containers on the neck without going over the maximum height. Furthermore, the trailer was delivered complete with, a.o.; an sliding bolster for more loading floor length, timber box and rack for aluminium ramps.
"The short 2-axle steers as sharp as a knife" the driver tells us. And that is, of course, ideal for inner-city transport and tight construction sites. With any auxiliary steering, this combination gets anywhere. The ideal combination for the specialised work of De Kreek Transport.
In addition to our custom-made trailers, De Kreek has also ordered a new stock trailer, the 2-axle SL low loader.