New Swap Body Trailer the Kögel Combi Centre Axle Trailer

New Swap Body Trailer the Kögel Combi Centre Axle Trailer

Press release

New swap body trailer – the Kögel Combi centre axle trailer

Burtenbach, 28 July 2016

  • Secure transport for swap bodies
  • Increased resale value thanks to variable height and length-adjustable drawbar
  • Optimum weight distribution and more installation space by locating the air tank in between the axles

Kögel has expanded its range of swap body trailers with a brand new, specially designed centre axle trailer for swap bodies. Thestandard version of the centre axle trailer has a low tare weight, starting at 2,950 kilograms, whilst still having a strong frame construction, a technical total weight of 19,000 kilograms and a technically possible vertical load of 1,000 kilograms. It is suitable for the standard transport of swap bodies having a total length of up to 7.82 metres, as well as 20-foot ISO containers. The Kögel Combi centre axle trailer also benefits from a drawbar adjustable in height and length.

Bolted drawbar

The drawbar, featuring a bolted 50-millimetre towing eye, is mounted ex-works with a length of 2,150 millimetres and a coupling height of 400millimetres, unless requested otherwise. For installation-friendly and cost-effective replacement in case of damage, the drawbar is bolted to the chassis with four bolts. The drawbar can also be variably repositioned for easier adjustment to the coupling recess and coupling height of another motor vehicle, for example, in the event of a resale. This enables a length of 2,150 to 2,350 millimetres on a grid of 50millimetres, and a coupling height of 350 to 450 millimetres on a grid of 10 millimetres.

The central axle version of the Kögel Combi takes swap bodies in sizes C715, C745, and C782 as standard. It is fitted with standard 385/55 R 22.5 tyres for loading heights of 1,040 to 1,430 millimetres, and optional 445/45 R 19.5 tyres for loading heights of 1,020 to 1,410 millimetres. With a total length of 9,600 millimetres, the new Combi comes with 1,810-millimetre wide axle spacing for exceptional trailing and tracking behaviour. The air tanks are centrally positioned between the axles for balanced weight distribution. It is also possible to fit optional attachments, such as spare wheel brackets and tool boxes, in front of and behind the axles. Plug-in guide rollers also assist in precise swap body underriding. Easily accessible support winches, one in the front centre and two at the rear with gearboxes and crank handles, prevent the trailer from tipping to the front or back when the trailer is de-coupled.

Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion

As with all Kögel Combi models, the entire vehicle frame of the Combi centre axle trailer is given long-lasting protection from corrosion by nano ceramic technology and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with UV lacquering. The drawbar is hot-dip galvanised for corrosion protection.

Photo: Kögel Combi centre axle trailer

Your contact for any questions about this press release:

Dipl. Ing. Volker Seitz

Director of Communications/Marketing and Business Development

Tel +49 82 85 88 – 12 3 06

Fax +49 82 85 88 – 12 4 24

Patrick Wanner


Tel +49 82 85 88 – 12 3 01

Fax +49 82 85 88 – 12 2 84

Kögel is one of the leading trailer manufacturers in Europe. Since it was established in 1934, the company has manufactured more than 500,000 trailers. With its commercial vehicles and solutions for freight-forwarding companies and the construction industry, the company has been providing 'Made in Germany' engineering quality for more than 80 years. During this period, it has maintained its passion for transport and innovation, enabling it to offer proven, long-lasting added value to freight-forwarding companies. The company headquarters and main production facility of Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG are located in the Bavarian town of Burtenbach. In addition to these, Kögel also has factories and premises in Neu-Ulm (Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic) and Moscow (Russia).