PowerBooster models such as the SCHEUERLE InterCombi PB or the SCHEUERLE-KAMAG K25 H PB are equipped with shiftable drive axles and can be towed at 80 km/h or, if required, are likewise driven by a shiftable PowerPack Unit (PPU). They serve a wide range of purposes:
As a pusher machine:
Before tackling a critical incline, the driver activates the drive unit. As soon as a tractor no longer has sufficient power to manage the gradient, i.e. the speed drops below 14 km/h, the PPU drive starts automatically and thus provides additional power. Once the incline has been overcome, the additional drive is automatically switched off and the speed can be increased again in accordance with the road conditions.
In normal road traffic as a trailer combination:
After switching off the drive, the drive unit can reach a speed of 80 km/h as a transport combination.
For internal transports:
Here, during in-plant assignments, the vehicle can be uncoupled from the tractor and controlled as a self-propelled transport combination by means of a mobile control unit complete with remote control. Through this, the hydrostatic drive, lifting and lowering function, hydraulic steering, braking system as well as the electrical power supply are then controlled. Small, manoeuvrable and extremely flexible!
Coupled mechanically "side-by-side": a further option for internal transport operations is the mechanically coupled "side-by-side" combination. Due to the wider support base, loads with a high centre of gravity can be safely transported.
Coupled mechanically "end-to-end“: for extremely long combinations (with or without decks), the PowerBooster can be used at the front as the tractor and at the rear as a pusher machine.