IFBA 2018 – EMPL traditionally presented two heavy-duty recovery vehicles!


The Austrian body specialist EMPL is an all-rounder in the field of rescue and recovery. Two vehicles were once again presented at IFBA in Kassel, Europe’s largest trade fair for the rescue and recovery industry, from 7 - 9 June. We want to take this opportunity to thank the numerous visitors to our trade fair stand for the pleasant and constructive discussions.

Once again, two heavy - duty recovery vehicles from renowned German recovery companies were presented at this year's IFBA. “Internationale Hebe- & Transportlogistik Neeb” from Wuppertal and “Schade GmbH & Co. KG” from Bad Hersfeld will rely on recovery technology from EMPL in the future. The vehicles were officially handed over to their new owners at the trade fair.

“Internationale Hebe- & Transportlogistik Neeb” in Wuppertal is an internationally active, widely positioned company which offers rescue and recovery services as well as solutions for transport, logistics and structural survey projects.

A Mercedes - Benz Arocs 4153 AK 8x6/4 chassis forms the basis for the new customer vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with two 20t winches on the main arm. Ballast weights mounted behind and underneath the driver’s cab with a total weight of 3t provide sufficient safety during towing. The towing accessories have a CTC coating.

The storage compartments in brilliant silver are made from stainless steel with double keyhole bars for adjustable compartments and a pneumatic central locking system with emergency opening option. A storage tray for support timbers is provided on the inside of the storage box. The wheel lift can be attached at the side. The vehicle is equipped with a flyer, a reversing camera and additional work, safety and position lights with LED - technology. LED - lighting is integrated into the rail and can be switched separately from the driver's cab.

Furthermore, the vehicle is equipped with a tool cabinet, telescopic ladder, extensive winch accessories and load attachment gear as well as a rescue equipment package including crowbar, heavy - duty hammer, bolt cutter, assembly roller, waste box, oil absorbent, etc.

Another Mercedes - Benz from the Arocs 4453 8x4/4 series serves as the chassis for the recovery vehicle of “Schade GmbH & Co. KG” from Bad Hersfeld. The vehicle is equipped with one 20t winch and one 10t winch on the main arm and a 10t winch on the support frame with return pulley including hydraulic support and 60m cable length. This vehicle is also equipped with approx. 3t of ballast weights underneath and behind the driver's cab. All towing utensils (lifting forks, bolts, towing bar, etc.) are part of the standard equipment. The equipment boxes are made of stainless steel.

The knuckle boom cylinder and the lifting cylinder are finished with a special chromium coating for protection against corrosion and stone impact. The main and knuckle boom as well as the extension and the winches can be operated with a radio remote control. Additional work lights are mounted on the flyer and at the rear of the vehicle, which is also equipped with further position lights. In addition to suitable work equipment and accessories, a rescue gear package completes the equipment.

The entire EMPL team wants to take this opportunity to thank all customers for their trust and the longstanding good cooperation!

EMPL: advantage through progress!

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