Shladot Ltd will showcase its Heavy Duty Tank Transporter (HDTT) with only two axles, for loads up of to 77 tons at Eurosatory 2016 to be held from June 13-17, Paris.
The HDTT has been tested for carrying modern ultra-heavy battle tanks and has already been deployed.
According to Eitan Igra, Shladot’s General Manager: “The HDTT was developed in response to the need for a simple heavy duty transporter with only two axles (instead of 3, 4, or 5 axles) with the capability of loading and transporting heavy tanks. The advantages of a transporter with only 2 axles include simplifying transport and significantly reducing transport and maintenance costs, while eliminating the need for operating and maintaining expensive multi-axle steering systems”.
Shladot’s HDTT range of trailers, designed for durable and rugged operations with payloads of up to 77 metric tons, have a gross vehicle weight of up to 96,000 kg. Among its features are a pneumatic braking system with EBS (Wabco or equivalent), a two-speed heavy duty mechanical landing gear, and a 12/24V lighting system. Options include rear hydraulic stabilizers, a lubrication distribution system, and a central tire inflation system.
In addition to the tank transporter, Shladot will also promote the David and the Tiger – armored vehicles being used by armies and police forces around the world.
The David is a battle-proven, ultra-light, survivable, cost-effective armored vehicle that seats four, six or eight crewmembers. Based on a commercial Toyota pick-up truck chassis, the David armored capsule – with up to STANAG II protection – offers advantages in versatility and lifecycle cost. With hundreds in use by the IDF, it has a GVW of 4.5 tons, and provides roof turret and 24V options.
The Tiger Mk II combat vehicle is a medium-weight, survivable, cost-effective all-terrain armored vehicle that seats up to twelve crewmembers. Based on a Ford or Dodge chassis, and delivering up to STANAG III protection, the 8.8 ton GVW vehicle offers significant advantages in power, room, protection and lifecycle cost. The Tiger Mk II comes in a short, medium or large body, and provides roof turret and 24V options.