Loads / day
The basis of our company.
What is a push floor lorry?
But “Walking Floors” go even further: they can also load automatically. Merchandise in big bags or in pallets can be placed at the back of the semi-trailer and automatically drawn into the hold.
- Recycling and energy: wooden by-products, home or company waste, construction waste or rubbles, paper and cardboard, plastic, rubber, biodegradable waste, biomass waste, pellets, dust waste, all sorts of metals, scrap iron, write-offs, …
- Agriculture: cereals, beetroots, fertilisers, residual products, …
- Consumers: all sorts of merchandise in pallets, bigbags, …
In short, a Walking Floor provides you with a solution for each type of product.
THREE SYSTEMS FOR TARPAULIN COVERING
→ Tarpaulin to roll up manually.
→ Hydraulic tarpaulin.
→ Two-part hydraulic tarpaulin.
More information below.
This technique can also be used the other way round so as to load merchandise into the semi-trailer. For instance, consider merchandise in pallets or bigbags.
THREE TYPES OF TARPAULIN COVERING
TARPAULIN TO ROLL UP MANUALLY
Two-part hydraulic tarpaulin
→ Safety for the driver: he no longer has to climb up on to the semi-trailer.
→ Easy to use: this tarpaulin is easy to shut by simply pressing a button.
→ And most of all, improved transporting speed.
A UNIVERSAL SOLUTION
These are mainly used for transporting soil and mud from construction sites.
We have ten or so skips.
Eight such lorries are available.
We own ten such machines.
Transport Hertsens. A lively story.
In 1978, the Hertsens family joined up its forces and evolved from existing agricultural activities to work on demand in the agricultural branch. In a difficult period, they worked by subcontracting for entrepreneurs and companies with their excavators.
In 1988, they expanded to road and infrastructure works.
This was a great development, which required transport facilities for machines and merchandise.
This is how ‘Transport Hertsens’ was born. Arnold Hertsens was at the head of the company.
For all maintenance and repair works, we resorted to our own mechanics who were united as the ‘Hertsens Services SPRL’ company.
The company bought its first lorries, Mercedes 6x6.
Then there was an invitation to tender for home waste transport for the City of Antwerp. Thanks to this, ‘Transport Hertsens’ appeared on the waste scene.
Transport towards places which are not easily accessible, such as rubbish tips, became one of our specialities.
Our work method and our excellent service quickly generated our good reputation. As a consequence, nearly all active holdings in the field of recycling daily resorted to our services in the meantime.
A few lorries on the City of Antwerp transhipment site.
Our fleet in 1994.
Our establishment in Doel quickly became too small and too remote. For that reason, we moved to Lindenstraat in Zwijndrecht in 1994.
For ten years, Zwijndrecht was ‘our home’.
Group photo on the Zwijndrecht site in 1996.
In 1999, ‘Transport Hertsens’ went international. Ship container transport etc. was gathered within a new company: ‘Alfitra NV’, whose head office was in Luithagen in Antwerp.
In 1999, we bought 7 white tractors for transporting containers.
Group photo on the Zwijndrecht site in 2000.
Our (perhaps?) last moving took place on 14 February 2004, about 1 km from exit 16 off the E17 motorway, a very important one in terms of merchandise transport.
Group photo on the Kruibeke site.
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PHOTOS HERTSENS TRACTORS TOUR 2018.