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Transmec Group puts its faith in Kögel Cargo Rail with FlexiUse body and double codification

(PresseBox) (Burtenbach, )
  • New: Now with double codification for trailers without drop sides
  • More space and flexibility due to the height-adjustable body
The Transmec Group from the Italian province of Modena has been a successful transport, forwarding and logistics company for 160 years. Today, the Transmec Group consists of 17 companies and has around 38 branches worldwide. The Transmec Group is expanding its vehicle fleet, which already consists of 150 Kögel trailers, with 30 new Kögel Cargo Rail with FlexiUse body and RoRo equipment. These new semi-trailers enable flexible deployment by road, rail and ship. Thanks to its large adjustment range, the body of the semi-trailers can be easily adapted to the most varied of transport tasks. Another highlight of these curtain-sider trucks without drop sides is the new double codification. As a result, the trailers not only solve even more transport tasks, but they also save Transmec time and money, because they are easy and simple to use on a great variety of railway lines.

The Kögel Cargo Rail scores points with its well-known advantages, such as low maintenance costs, high-quality manufacturing and a chassis frame reinforced for multi-modal transport. The Kögel Cargo Rail has thus been designed for flexible loading on the most prevalent rail pocket wagons. A modular system also makes it possible to use the familiar variable body from the Kögel FlexiUse with the Cargo Rail. As with all Kögel vehicles, the entire vehicle frame on the Kögel Cargo Rail has long-term corrosion protection, thanks to its nano cathodic dip-paint coating and final coat of paint.

Variable body for a wide range of applications

The body of the Transmec semi-trailers includes 12 front settings, each adjustable by 25 mm, and four rear settings, each adjustable by 50 mm. This means that the body heights can be independently adjusted by 300 mm at the front and 200 mm at the rear. This allows everyday goods transport with an internal height of 2,700 mm to 2,800 mm at the front and 2,600 mm to 2,800 mm at the rear. The closing support bow on the roof ensures that the aluminium back wall portal double door with optimised door seal, which is a standard fitting for the Cargo with FlexiUse body, is adjusted to the respective body height. The body naturally meets the body stability standards of DIN EN 12642 Code XL, making any additional load-securing unnecessary for form-fitted loads.

New double codification

The FlexiUse body permits the issue and attachment of two rail codifications in Kögel curtain-siders without drop sides. Either the P385 codification for a maximum internal height of 2,650 mm or the P395 codification with a maximum internal height of 2,750 mm applies,depending on the set body height. The semi-trailers can therefore be used on a wide variety of railway lines.

Further individual equipment for Transmec

If required, trailers for unaccompanied boat and ferry transport feature optional RoRo equipment with an 8 mm thick closed slide plate, four pairs of heavy-duty lashing rings with 12,000 kilograms of test force as well as signage in accordance with DIN EN 29367-2. The floor load-bearing capacity is designed to withstand high fork-lift axle loads of up to 8,000 kilograms. For optimal load-securing, the VarioFix perforated steel external frame is equipped with 13 pairs of lashing rings, each ring affording 2,000 kg of tensile force. 16 pairs of lashing straps are securely pre-installed on the external frame. To protect the interior of the front wall from damage during everyday use, it has been fitted with a steel sheet with a thickness of 2 mm and a height of 2,500 mm. The rear of the trailers is also equipped with a protective bumper section above the door latches across the entire trailer width, which has been adapted for the Italian market. In addition, the semi-trailers are fitted with a lateral sliding tarpaulin in an anti-vandal execution and 21 vertical aluminium lattices per side. Additional special equipment includes a steel light carrier, an ADR adapter box, a fire extinguisher and more.

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About Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co.KG

Kögel is one of the leading trailer manufacturers in Europe. Since it was established in 1934, the company has manufactured more than 500,000 trailers. With its commercial vehicles and solutions for freight-forwarding companies and the construction industry, the company has been providing 'Made in Germany' engineering quality for more than 80 years. During this period, it has maintained its passion for transport and innovation, enabling it to offer proven, long-lasting added value to freight-forwarding companies. The company headquarters and main production facility of Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG are located in the Bavarian town of Burtenbach. In addition to these, Kögel also has factories and premises in Neu-Ulm (Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic) and Moscow (Russia).


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