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Kögel shows new container skeletal

Burtenbach, Germany: Kögel latest sliding container chassis, the Port 45 Multiplex shown at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, weighs 6,210 kilograms, with a technical gross tare weight of 41,000 kilograms and a fifth-wheel load of 14,000 kilograms.

It will handle 20, 30, 40 and 45-foot boxes. Its variable wheelbase ensures best spread of load, with more weight on the fifth wheel when transporting heavy 20-foot containers.

The Kögel Port 45 Multiplex sliding skeletal

The roller-mounted slide unit has an emergency locking system to improve reliability. The rear extension of the Port 45 Multiplex has an integrated suspension system. Weight saving is not limited to the lightweight chassis, but also provided through the Klapp Lock locking systems. These are about two kilos lighter than standard locks.

In order to improve traction and to facilitate easier loading and unloading of heavy 20-foot containers, the wheelbase can be moved into any one of two positions. Thus with a short wheelbase the container is positioned flush with the rear, and with a longer wheelbase achieves the right fifth-wheel loading.

“In addition to this, the drive axle load defined by EU Directive 96/53/EU is guaranteed to be at least 25% of the total vehicle length. Thanks to a further two positions in the rear extension, the Port 45 Multiplex can also handle two 20-foot containers, a single 30-foot or a single 40-foot tunnel container.

With the rear extension fully extended even a 45-footer with a short tunnel will fit on it. When the rear and front are both fully extended, even a 45-foot tunnel container can be loaded,” the company says.

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