At the end of last year Nooteboom has been granted the European patent (Number EP1558464) for the LIFTAD, the special lift adaptors for the Mega Windmill Transporter. Soon after being granted the patent for the EURO-PX low-loader this is another important innovation success for Nooteboom Trailers. Being granted the patent took a very long time, as it did with the EURO-PX low-loader, but in this case it even took 13 years. The LIFTAD was already registered for an international patent in 2005. This latest patent for Nooteboom will remain valid until the end of 2023.
Nooteboom granted a patent for the Lift Adaptors of the Mega Windmill Transporter
MWT unique logistics concept for the transport of large tower sections
The LIFTAD-100 of the Mega Windmill Transporter is specially developed for the transport of large tower sections, up to just over 40 metres in length without using a loading floor. After its introduction in 2005 the MWT was over the years used to transport the Vestas V90-3MW nacelle, which was clamped with special adaptors in the LIFTAD. Up until today the concept of the Nooteboom MWT has hardly changed and it is still the most innovative and efficient transport solution for the transport of large tower sections. This is especially due to the important logistical advantages that the MWT offers. We come across the MWT in various combinations, e.g. with a 2, 3 or 4-axle jeepdolly at the front, a 7-axle self-tracking dolly at the rear, or sometimes it is combined at the rear with a 5- or 6-axle modular trailer. The LIFTAD is stepless adjustable so that various diameters of tower sections can be transported. Depending on the diameter of the tower section, the LIFTAD has a lifting capacity of 100 tons.
The MWT is an important transport concept within the market of wind energy. More than 80 Mega Windturbine Transporters have been delivered that are all still in use, and every year new MWT’s are added to this number. Just as was the case with the EURO-PX, Nooteboom proves once again that their groundbreaking innovations for abnormal road transport are extremely durable and have an unprecedented economic and technical lifespan.
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MEGA WINDMILL TRANSPORTER
The Nooteboom MEGA WINDMILL TRANSPORTER is a unique and universal transport concept, specially designed for the transport of tower sections and nacelles of large windmill installations up to around 3 Megawatt. The MEGA WINDMILL TRANSPORTER adds a new dimension to windmill transportation because of the size, load capacity and manoeuvrability and, more importantly, the reduced operating costs. The MEGA WINDMILL TRANSPORTER is by now used around the world and regarded as the ultimate logistic concept for large tower sections and nacelles. The Nooteboom MEGA WINDMILL TRANSPORTER MEGA Windmill Transporter consists of two hydraulically extendible lift-adapters that can be employed on various vehicle types. During transport the load is clamped between the lift adaptors so that a load floor is not needed. At the front the lift-adapter is usually coupled via a turntable to a 3-axle or 4-axle Nooteboom Jeepdolly. The rear lift adapter is usually coupled via a turntable to a 7-axle hydraulically-steered Nooteboom NLD self-steering dolly.Read more