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Horstmar, September 2016 – Schmitz Cargobull is introducing its own dolly to the market. The DO 18/L-2" model has a galvanised frame and rolls on 385/55 R 22.5 tyres, offering a coupling height of 1,050 – 1,100 mm for LHVs. Due to the rotatable coupling and the use of rigid axles, this represents a simple, low-cost solution for the LHV concept.
UNIVERSAL semi-trailers can be operated with the dolly. Standard components such as ROTOS axles and pneumatic suspension as well as a fifth-wheel coupling and wheels are used in the manufacturing – ensuring consistency with existing Schmitz Cargobull products.
In addition to the already permitted uses in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, and taking into account the expected approval of LHVs in Germany and Spain, this solution provides customers with what is expected to become a popular alternative for gross vehicle weights of 40 to 60 t.
With the launch of the dolly, Schmitz Cargobull has assumed the role of a supplier of complete road trains, consisting of a truck body mounted onto any brand of rigid truck, which can then be connected to a dolly plus a semi-trailer. An extensive range of body options can be offered from the Schmitz Cargobull product range, including folding wall, curtainsider or insulated box models as needed.
About Schmitz Cargobull AG:
With an annual production of some 50,000* vehicles and around 5,500* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.78* billion in the 2015/2016 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.
*provisional figures based on the 2015/2016 business year
The final figures for the past financial year (01/04/2015 – 31/03/2016) will be published by the company in the middle of October 2016.