Commercial Vehicle Show: Kögel exhibits Mega with FlexiUse body
Burtenbach, 30th March 2017
Kögel presents its portfolio for forwarding companies and the construction industry at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. From 25 to 27 April 2017 at Kögel Stand 3F102 in Hall 3, visitors can take a closer look at a Kögel Mega specially pre-configured for the UK market. The Mega trailer is perfectly suited for conventional standard tasks as well as for high-volume transport. The internal height of three metres makes this high-volume miracle the ideal trailer for just-in-time business in the automotive sector.
The highly stable frame has a sophisticated cross beam arrangement for the transport of heavy loads and use in a very wide variety of road conditions, daily loading operations, and extreme conditions. The floor load-bearing capacity can bear high fork-lift axle loads of up to 7.2 tons. The Kögel Mega also offers a low tare weight. The empty trailer with its basic equipment weighs as little as approx. 6,300 kilogrammes. This makes it ideally suited for payload-intensive transport.
Variable FlexiUse body for a wide range of applications
A modular system also makes it possible to use the familiar variable body from the Kögel FlexiUse with the Mega.
The body includes six front settings, each adjustable by 50 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 2,750 mm to 3,050 mm at the front and 2,850 mm to 3,050 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 Mega 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 loading.
Safety and Load-securing
On the Kögel Mega, no belts hang down in the loading area when the roof is open; they are integrated into the roof awning. This entirely eliminates straps snagging on the load. For optimum load-securing, there are 13 pairs of lashing rings, each with 4,000 kilogram of tensile force, set into the Vario-Fix perforated steel external frame to enable almost infinitely variable lashing of the cargo.
Wide variety of individual features
The Mega on display at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 also shows a wide variety of individual features. This includes, for example, Ro-Ro equipment for accompanied ship and ferry transport, with four pairs of heavy-duty lashing rings with 12,000 kilogrammes of test force as well as signage in accordance with DIN EN 29367-2. 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 1,250 mm. The rear of the vehicle is also equipped with rubber loading rollers for enhanced bump protection. This protection is completed by a transverse Delta rubber profile on the end plate of the frame. For easier loading and unloading, the corner posts on the back wall can be mechanically extended to the side by 500 millimetres each. Further special equipment includes a drinking water barrel, two tool boxes, one 720-mm long steel chequer plate run-on plate, an axle lift for the first axle, and more.
Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion
In the Kögel Mega, the entire vehicle frame is given long-lasting protection from corrosion by nano ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with UV painting.
Photo: Kögel Mega
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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. Kögel also has factories and premises in Ulm (Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic) and Moscow (Russia).