The company Rö-Trans AG from Bützberg specializes in the transport of glass, bulk materials & special transports and took over the transfer of the new wagon body from Calag in Langenthal to Stadler Rail in Bussnang (TG). The wagon body for Pilatus-Bahnen AG has total dimensions of 12m in length and 2.13m in width and, thanks to Calag’s light metal construction, weighs only 5,750 kg.
Due to the open transport, the wagon was easily visible during the journey and the combination of the Volvo 460 of Rö-Trans AG and the Pilatus wagon body of Calag attracted a lot of attention from pedestrians and other road users during the approximately two-hour journey from Langenthal to Bussnang.
Due to the length of the body, the transport was carried out on a special extendable semi-trailer. This meant that the overall length of the combination reached a total of 19 meters, which required a special permit for the excess length. Thanks to the trailer’s steered rear axle, however, the team was able to get around the traffic circles typical of Langenthal without any problems. The load securing of the valuable cargo was easily ensured thanks to generously designed lashing points on the wagon, so that the wagon was stably secured on the trailer during the entire journey.