The right address when it comes to electrification
The Dutch regulations are ahead of those of the European Union when it comes to nitrogen and emissions from tractors and folding cranes. Many major cities in The Netherlands will already become zero-emission zones from 2025. If you frequently operate in the Netherlands, this could also impact your business. What are the implications of electric driving on the trailer? And what else should you pay attention to? Read it here.
Emission-free, or electric, trucks are longer and/or heavier in terms of dimensions and tare weight than typically standard diesel trucks. This is often due to the large amount of battery packs that are required for an acceptable and workable range. In order for an electric truck to still meet the legal requirements of the maximum combination length of 16.5 metres and the maximum combination weight of 50 tonnes (for partial loads), it is important that the towed equipment fits within these legal dimensions and is as light as possible in order to transport maximum partial loads within an acceptable radius. An exception to the combination length of 16.5 metres is the truck with XL cab (provided the legal turning circle is met), but this is not (yet) available in an electric version. There are also proposals at the EU to expand legal sizes and weights for electric trucks. But it remains to be seen when and if this will come into effect. At Broshuis, we keep a close eye on all developments and are happy to partner with you to find a suitable solution that allows you to achieve the desired result.
With the electrification of the market, the demand for folding cranes on trailers has also increased tremendously. A folding crane behind the cab of an electric truck is not yet available. As a result, a shift is taking place towards folding-mounted cranes that need to be mounted on a trailer. Both fixed cranes on the neck or on the loading floor and mobile cranes are among the many options Broshuis can offer you. Broshuis has been known for many years when it comes to trailers suitable for mounting folding cranes.
Electric cranes have a higher tare weight, requiring a relatively lighter trailer. The tare weight of the trailer plays a very large role in the stability calculation of the crane to be mounted on the trailer. A trailer should therefore not be built too lightly. The balance between these two requirements is not unknown to Broshuis. In cooperation with the crane supplier, we can provide you with a complete solution! Nowadays, it is also important to think about the propulsion of the cranes. Where will the batteries of the folding crane be placed and what piping is needed on the trailer for the crane to function properly?
Electrification has also increased interest in the long-established ECO ramp. The resistance of normal hydraulic ramps limits the range of electric trucks. With the ECO ramp, we offer the advantages of a hydraulic ramp without compromising on the electric trucks' range. At Broshuis, you have come to the right place when it comes to electrification in special transport. Please feel free to ask our advisors for more information.