Overhaul of EURO Low Loader for the Dutch Royal Army

May 2024

Nooteboom Trailers Service specialises not only in service, damage repairs, and modifications but also in complete overhauls of all brands. We bring your vehicle up to date.

The Royal Netherlands Army Props Committee (RCKL) transports military equipment from the Historical Collections of the Royal Netherlands Army throughout the country. Within the Netherlands, they primarily manage the transport themselves. One of their trailers, the EURO low loader, recently underwent a significant overhaul. The trailer was expertly dismantled and then rebuilt according to the latest technological standards. This process took us 16 weeks at our branch in Wijchen.

Nooteboom defensie EURO dieplader met tank

The trailer as purchased at the time

Here is a photo of the trailer when it was acquired and handed over to the Royal Netherlands Army 15 years ago.

The trailer after overhaul

The renewed low loader is going back to work at the Bernhard Barracks for the first time. For this special occasion, the trailer is loaded with an old Centurion battle tank from the 1950s.

“It can easily last another 20 years now.”

Bob Burks, our Sales Manager Service, supervised this project and, along with his team, is satisfied with the end result. The entire chassis has been thoroughly inspected and received a new coating.

Mr. Santes (Chairman of RCKL) smiles broadly as he hears this. He nods and emphasises once again how important the low loader is to their organisation. “It is truly a unique vehicle because it can handle not only normal loads but also extra high loads. In terms of weight, it can carry a lot, allowing us to transport heavier vehicles for the organic army units as well.

This means we don’t need to hire an external party, which saves a significant amount of budget. Especially considering that we drive about 60 to 70 thousand kilometers per year with it.”

Extend the economic lifespan of your trailer as well. Adapt your trailer to the (new) requirements of modern road transport. Think of hydraulic ramps, GSM control, or blasting, thermal spraying, and painting. After an overhaul, your vehicle is as good as new.

More information about this can be found here.