At first sight, something seems to have gone terribly wrong here. At second sight, it’s a type of low loader that has taken a short position. A 2017 Nooteboom ‘ketelbrug’ (called ‘vessel bridge’ in English), completely disconnected from the gooseneck. Everything is still wired up though.
There’s the stout Benz with the gooseneck, a 2018 Actros 3358 6×4 tractor in heavy haulage trim (3358 = 33 tonnes factory GVWR, 580 DIN-hp). It’s powered by Daimler’s biggest truck diesel, the 15.6 liter OM 473.
The Nooteboom’s lower beams are extendable and carry more extension beams. Now where does this all lead to?
Ultimately, to a 29 m (95’2”) long framework that can also be widened to 3.12 m (10’3”), measured between the beams.
Perfectly suited for transporting big, long, cylindrical objects, like boilers and silos. A robust scooter is on Nooteboom’s option list, so I’ve heard.
Stretched Mercedes-Benz Nooteboom-Class limos: photo courtesy of Bolk Transport Almelo.