Heavy on the road

Heavy on the road

Tools for the automotive industry weigh up to 60 tons. To move them, you need strong axles – and more than usual.

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A Porsche with 40 hp

A Porsche with 40 hp

Long before Porsche put the legendary 911 sports car on the road, the Swabian automobile company produced diesel tractors with two cylinders, 40 hp, a top speed of 25 km/h – and BPW axles.

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Technology with wings

Technology with wings

Windkraftanlagen nehmen neue Dimensionen an: Die grünen Energiespender müssen immer leistungsstärker werden und damit werden auch Türme größer und Rotorblätter länger.

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Rolling Artworks

Rolling Artworks

In 2017, the Tyrolean haulier Silo Melmer celebrated its 70th company anniversary with this airbrush picture on one of its silo vehicles.

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Playground for oldtimer friends

Playground for oldtimer friends

In Germendorf in Brandenburg, Germany, historical commercial vehicles come alive once a year: At the “historical construction site” their owners can then test them in real operation in the sand of a landfill.

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A turbine goes into the air

A turbine goes into the air

Road, rail or waterways are generally available for the realisation of large-volume and heavy transports. But sometimes it has to go particularly fast – and then there is only one solution: air freight.

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Giant pressure cooker on the motorway

Giant pressure cooker on the motorway

Attention: the A26 motorway is completely closed – a 165-ton pressure cooker is on the road! This research autoclave, which works in a manner similar to the kitchen appliance, cures aircraft parts under high pressure and at a high temperature.

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On the road in South Africa

On the road in South Africa

Four trailers with a total of 15 BPW axles and suspensions are coupled in series on a traction unit from Unitrans – one of South Africa’s most important vehicle operators.

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Hyperloop goes piggybacking

Hyperloop goes piggybacking

An electromagnetic levitation system that transports passengers and goods at breakneck speed in transport capsules through vacuum tubes – this vision appeared like science fiction just a few years ago.

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Joining forces

Joining forces

Weighing 60 tonnes and a considerable 5.30 metres high and also wide, this dumper truck was transported to its new operating site in Rohrdorf in the Bavarian Pre-Alps.

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