Blazing a trail: Edinburgh crane specialist extends trailer fleet

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has taken delivery of a new STGO Cat 3, four-axle low loader from Nooteboom Trailers.

The new arrival joins a fleet of specialist crane ballast, low loader, step frame and flat trailers. The new Nooteboom Eurotrailer Euro-96-04(P) model will be used for a variety of crane ballast transport, machinery movements and heavy haulage.

Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes specified steer/lift SAF axles with Goodyear 285/70R 19.5 tyres on the Eurotrailer, which comes with an extendable load bed, measuring 8500mm- closed.

Running with a 535mm loading height, the 2740mm wide load bed can also be extended with its outriggers to add 250mm to the main deck at each side. A hydraulically operated gooseneck, with a total stroke of 800mm, permits 6×4 tractor unit operation with a jeep dolly if required, along with coupling to either 8×4 or 10×4 tractor units.

Mark Rafferty, MD at Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes, said, “The new Nooteboom Eurotrailer represents a substantial investment for our business. We are delighted with its specification and build quality. The trailer will bring additional capabilities to our heavy haulage fleet, in addition to offering a wider range of transport solutions to our customers.”