• Demands on heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s):
    The vehicles must be in a technically immaculate condition and comply with the Highway Code. Furthermore all general statutory instructions must be adhered to. The loading area must be furnished with a weatherproof tarpaulin. Transporting cast resin transformers without a cover is not permitted. HGV’s must be equipped with appropriate load-securing loops or there will be no transport ex works Regensburg. At least 4 ratchet straps are to be provided per transformer with the HGV. The transformer must not be reloaded. The loading instruction applies to the loading of SGB Cast Resin Transformers on HGV’s. Road transport is to be strictly carried out with compressed air spring-mounted vehicles only. If there are differing modes of transport or conditions please consult with SGB Regensburg.
  • Loading transformers with an indoor crane:

    • HGV goes into the loading area.
    • HGV driver opens and moves the HGV tarpaulin for loading and also removes the mounted poles.
    • To lift the transformer the 4 lifting loops provided must be used simultaneously. Any lifting over the yoke is forbidden.
    • With crates and containers only use the indicated lifting points.
    • Transformer will be in the HGV loading area from behind with the indoor crane.
    • Put the transformer down on the HGV loading area, if possible, alongside and concentrically (chassis on the HGV floor).
    • The transformer can also be loaded transversely to the direction of travel if sufficient room is given to a correct and proper lashing down.
  • Attaching the transformers on the HGV: 
    Transformer is attached with 4 ratchet straps (Forwarder’s or HGV’s equipment) to 4 vertex loops on the upper clamping bar with a tension bracket of approx. 30 degrees downwards to the available lashing loops of the HGV.
  • Loading transformer on a palette with a fork lift truck up to 4 to:
    • Transformer is bolted together on a suitable transport palette
    • Load palette positively with the transformer on the HGV loading bridge
    • Nail up the palette on the HGV floor
    • Then as described in point 2 below attach the transformer with ratchet straps
    • A fork lift truck without palette is not permitted and leads to damage of the cast resin transformer
  • Function of the load-securing device:
    The load must be positioned and any inertia forces occuring during transport must be made safe. During transport strains occur on the load which have an effect lengthways (forces from start-up and braking procedures), crossways (forces when going around bends) or even vertical (forces when going over bumps) to the direction of travel.

Example: Load = 10 to ´=` weight force of 100 kN
How high are the maximum acceleration forces?

Braking = (1 x 100 kN) = 100 kN = (10 to*)
Starting up = (0,5 x 100 kN) = 50 kN = (5 to*)
Going round bends = (0,5 x 100 kN) = 50 kN = (5 to*)

Load-securing devices must include and initiate these forces into the vehicle body (HGV loading bridge). (Abrasion and the tilt angle of the load-securing device are not taken into consideration here).

Any means of securing the load conform to the Association of German Engineers’ guidelines 2701 "load-securing devices" and 2702 "load-securing forces".

Bear in mind the load balancing design as illustrated on the picture