As a result of infrastructure maintenance backlogs in Europe axle loads are increasingly being considered. With the addition of our FLEX as, a linkable axle, axle loads can be reduced when needed for a particular route. The FLEX axle is also useful if there is not always a need for a multi-axle dolly. The "normal" transports can then be driven without the FLEX axle, and when needed, the FLEX axle can be placed.
The FLEX axle can only be used on trailers with PL axles and is available in 1- and 2-axle versions. The axle(s) is (are) positioned in such a way that an axle spacing of 1,510 mm is always created, which is useful for permit applications because all axle distances are always the same. Furthermore, the loading floor height does not change when using a FLEX axle.
The brake and suspension system is connected to the dolly, so the FLEX axle also participates in the compensation between the neck and dolly. All other systems are connected via the axle bogie.